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Young Professionals: "Perspectives from the Top" Series

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Continuing this August, up-and-coming leaders in manufacturing will have the chance to hear from a series of industry executives as they describe their leadership journeys, the challenges faced along the way and the best practices that led them to the top of their organizations. 

Each presentation will be followed by peer discussion and group takeaways.

Session Dates (2022): July 28 (passed - recording available), August 25 (passed - recording available), September 22, October 27 and December 1. Each session will run from 12-1:15pm EST. 

Registration (includes access to all sessions): $59/attendee. Conference room rate available for 4 or more registrants; email Kaitlyn Krol at for details. 

If there are any sessions you cannot attend, please still register. The recordings will be made available to all registrants.

July Featured Speaker: Ashleigh Walters, Onex, Inc. (Passed - Recording Available)
“Leading with Grit and Grace”

Ashleigh Walters, president and co-owner of Onex, Inc., has been a part of the Onex family ever since moving to the Rust Belt in Ohio to revive her husband’s family business 18 years ago. With compassion, empathy and a focus on continuous improvement principles and problem-solving skills, Walters led a transformation of the business’ organizational culture by inspiring personnel to learn from failures, embrace innovative solutions and solve problems while continuously improving processes. By leading with “Grit and Grace,” Walters tells the story of her leadership path to drive other emerging professionals to accomplish the goals they once thought unattainable.

August Featured Speakers: Dan Clark and Kyle Lane, Wise Plastics Technologies 
“Accountability, Responsibility and Other RACI Principles”

Dan Clark and Kyle Lane, leading trainers and managers within the Wise Plastics organization, have spent 20+ years coaching up-and-coming professionals inside their organization and out on the foundational principles that will help them secure advancement within their professional environments. Through a review of past pitfalls in the workplace, an introduction to RACI principles and the role that team and individual accountability plays in leadership development and company-wide impact, attendees will work in teams of peers alongside each facilitator to explore the RACI principles and apply them to specific situations.

With physical application of these concepts, these emerging leaders will see work, their responsibilities and the professional role they play in decision-making and goal achievement in a different light.

September Featured Speaker: Don Dumoulin, Precise Tooling Solutions
“Learning as a Leader”

October Featured Speaker: Maureen Steinwall, Steinwall Inc
“The Tenets of Ownership and Organizational Advancement”

December Featured Speaker TBA

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