Procurement Peer Group Web Meeting 

From Burned Out to Fired Up: Taking Leaders from Defense to Offense in the Pandemic Supply Chain 
August 31, 2021 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM 
Discuss burnout challenges with other members, how you and your team can keep up strong morale, and share how you are looking ahead to the future of supply chain in your organization.This meeting will be held via web only. 

While our personal lives are returning to "normal", the supply chain is still far from normal. Most supply chain leaders have been given a lot of lemons, and few of us know how to turn them into lemonade.

We will be joined by Dr. Fred Johnson and Dr. Paul Metler, co-authors of “The Reality of Change: Mastering Positive Change is Key to Extraordinary Leadership and Optimal Business Outcomes”, and leaders at InitiativeOne Leadership Institute. Dr. Fred will walk us through lessons on dealing with external pressures that he has taught to leaders in the NFL, UW Athletics, Fortune 500 companies, Healthcare, and more. He got his start shaping work cultures to support lean manufacturing, and he will share with us practical advice on how to rise above the noise and keep up team morale in a tough supply environment. After our breakout session with senior leaders at member companies, Dr. Paul will help us recap key takeaways from the session to leave us inspired to tackle the days, weeks and months ahead.

This will be a highly interactive session where you can share challenges with peers and gain insights in a safe environment. Breakout discussions with peers will help you generate actionable ideas to immediately begin applying in your organization.

Agenda Items:
9:00 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
  Jenny Patzlaff - Supply Chain Practice Director, UWEBC
9:15 AM Speaker Spotlight: From Burned Out to Fired Up
  Dr. Fred Johnson – CEO/Founder, InitiativeOne Leadership Institute
10:00 AM Breakout Discussion – Discuss and Apply
  Breakout Leaders:

Keith Hartlaub - SVP Supply Chain, Sargento Foods

John Payne - VP Supply Chain, Nasco Education

Bill Stewart - VP Supply Chain, Kohler Co.

Mike Sekula - VP Supply Chain, InPro

Mary Rindo - VP HR Business Partner, GE Healthcare

John Cavey - Director S&OP, Brunswick Corporation (Mercury Marine)

Venkat Ganapathy - Director Supply Chain, Greenheck

Stu Heil - Systems Manager - Sourcing, Greenheck

10:30 AM Breakout Recap - Discuss and Apply
  Paul Metler, VP of Content Development, InitiativeOne Leadership Institute
10:45 AM Wrap Up
  Jenny Patzlaff - Supply Chain Practice Director, UWEBC
11:00 AM Adjourn
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