AMERICA OUTDOORS ASSOCIATION

Growing, Protecting and Supporting America's Outfitting Businesses

Mar 27, 2017 05:00pm -
Mar 29, 2017 05:00pm
(GMT-5)
Crowne Plaza, Asheville, NC

Event Description

Monday, March 27

5:00-8:00pm           Registration/Meet & Greet Reception

Crowne Plaza Asheville, Lobby Bar

Tuesday, March 28

8:30-8:45am           Welcome & Expectations

Personal challenges and goals for this workshop

8:45-10:00am         Leadership Self-Assessment - featuring John Burton, Partner Moonshadow Leadership Solutions, LLC

Individual and group assessment of leadership styles and discussion about resources.

10:00-10:15am       Break

10:15-11:30am       Get Psyched!

Attitude is everything – your attitude sets the tone for everyone else.  Learn how to create a winning culture, foster a sense of community, and understand how to manage your former peers and new boss(es).

11:30am-12:45pm  Lunch & Peer Networking

12:45-2:00pm         Build Your “A” Team

Acquire proven strategies for recruitment, screening, interviews, and training programs that you can implement immediately.

2:00-2:15pm           Break

2:15-3:30pm           Paint the Boundaries of the Path to Success

Get the most out of your staff through pertinent policies, a multi-step approach to discipline and termination, and efficient record keeping. Be ready to role-play common managerial challenges!

3:30-4:00pm           Wrap Up

4:00pm                   Sierra Nevada Brewery tour and dinner

Wednesday, March 29

9:00-10:15am         Be Our Guest

Understand how to make guests eager to return and manage the few who won’t.

10:15-10:30am       Break

10:30-11:45am       Risk Management – Minimizing Risk Exposure – featuring Tracey Knutson, outdoor recreation risk management specialist from Knutson Associates.

Explore strategies and tools to minimize risk and protect your company and staff from undue exposure.

11:45am-1:00pm    Lunch & Peer Networking

1:00-2:15pm           Risk Incident Management

Tracy Knutson continues with how to respond when things go wrong, including developing your own customized incident response plan.

2:15-2:30pm           Break

2:30-3:45pm           Fill Your Toolbox - featuring Chris Carnefix, ACE

Chris Carnefix will cover the nuts and bolts of when, where, and how to ask for help, how to schedule for success, manage your own time and plan in a world of ever changing priorities

3:45pm                  Wrap up

Lively discussion about “a-ha” moments, lessons learned, tools to take home, and essential feedback for learners.

5:00pm                  Conclusion
Dinner on our own.  Local experts will be on hand to help attendees explore all the great dining options in Asheville.  We hope you will take advantage of this valuable time to connect with content experts and peers.

Thursday, March 30
Local experts are working to arrange site visits of the various outfitter operations in the area.  They will also be able to help you arrange to go zip lining or enjoy many of the other adventures Asheville has to offer.


Event Type:Education
Category:Educational Seminar
Early registration ends on Feb 01, 2017.
Regular registration starts on Feb 02, 2017 and ends on Mar 29, 2017.
Late registration starts on Mar 30, 2017.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

 

Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 Attendee
Member Fee: $375.00$375.00$375.00
Non-Member Fee: $375.00$375.00$375.00