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Distributor's Link Magazine Summer 2018 / Vol 41 No3

82 THE DISTRIBUTOR’S

82 THE DISTRIBUTOR’S LINK NATIONAL FASTENER DISTRIBUTORS ASSOCIATION 3020 Old Ranch Parkway #300, Seal Beach CA 90740 TEL 562-799-5509 FAX 562-684-0695 EMAIL nfda@nfda-fasteners.org WEB www.nfda-fasteners.org LEADERSHIP ACADEMY RETURNS IN SEPTEMBER by Vickie Lester To thrive in the future, the fastener industry needs to develop and support the next generation of leaders. Therefore, the National Fastener Distributors Association (NFDA) and Young Fastener Professionals (YFP) are partnering to foster the industry’s future leaders. We are pleased to bring back Shelly Alcorn, a futurist and thought-leader, who will facilitate a collaborative and highly interactive experience for Leadership Academy participants, which is scheduled for September 10-11, 2018 at the Holiday Inn in La Mirada, California. Leadership Academy Discussion topics may include: ¤ What are the most pressing issues that young professionals face in their careers? ¤ What will the workplace of the future look like and what skills will I need to thrive? ¤ How do I obtain these skills? ¤ What career development programs, products, and resources can associations like NFDA and YFP provide that would be most valuable to young professionals? ¤ What are the communication challenges in the workplace and what positive strategies can be used? ¤ What emotional intelligence is required to persuade others effectively and to participate in decision making? be involved in advancing their industry. The NFDA and YFP Leadership Academy will engage professionals from all generations, to ensure a pipeline of future leaders. Registration to this program is very limited. You are encouraged to sign up early. First priority will be given to members of NFDA and YFP. Looking Ahead to 2019 Save these dates for future NFDA events. March 13-16, 2019 Joint Meeting with NFDA, Pacific-West Fastener Association, and Mid-West Fastener Association The Omni Hotel, San Diego, CA June 10-11, 2019 Annual Meeting sponsored by the North Coast Fastener Association The Hilton Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati, OH For more information about NFDA and its activities, visit www.nfda-fastener.org. The biggest opportunities for younger professionals are to establish relationships early in their career, to continue learning (post-formal education), and to ASSOCIATION ARTICLE PAST PRESIDENTS AND PAST ASSOCIATE CHAIRS FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: ED MCILHON, BILL DERRY, JIM DERRY, JAY QUEENIN, KAMERON DORSEY, MARK SHANNON, SKIP GALLO, JIM RUETZ, JIMMY REITTINGER, ADAM PRATT, KEVIN MILLER, CASEY MCILHON, TIM O’KEEFFE NATIONAL FASTENER DISTRIBUTORS ASSOCIATION

NFDA 50th ANNIVERSARY MEETING & CELEBRATION GUANACASTE, COSTA RICA - MARCH 14-16, 2018 PHOTOS COURTESY OF GREG CHRISTENSEN more photos on page 133

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