| ||Concurrent Education Sessions |
3:30 pm–5:45 pm
The Predictive Index: Understanding Yourself and Others
Presenter: Alexa Lott, Director, Talent Optimization, GRITT Business Coaching
Attend this session to take a deep dive into Talent Optimization and learn how to unleash the potential of your leaders and teams. Talent Optimization is a different way to think about people. It’s a framework for understanding yourself, others and teams in relation to the business strategy so you can make objective decisions and become a better leader. To get the most out of this session, attendees will receive the short Predictive Index assessment to complete in advance.
Really understanding and adapting how you interact with people based on key behavioral drives will be a massive advantage throughout your career. Almost all issues in business are people issues. Part of our role as leaders is to cultivate and coach our teams to become high performing. To do this, we first need self-awareness of our own motivating needs, and then we need to have a clear understanding of the natural traits and behaviors of the people around us. Whether working with your leader, your peers, your direct reports, teams of people or the executives at your company, understanding what makes them tick will help you work with people effectively. This puts you in an exceptional position for continued career growth as well as motivating others to achieve your business plan.
You will come away with an understanding of your own motivational drives and behaviors, as well as others, and understand how you can work with those drives to recruit and hire the right people for the right roles and to thrive in your organization.
|3:30 pm–4:30 pm ||Focus on Foodservice: What’s Next in C-store Foodservice |
Presenter: Joe Pawlak, Managing Principal, Technomic
This session will use Technomic’s latest data and insights for foodservice professionals to understand and prioritize the opportunities to grow in the c-store foodservice channel. Highlights include a forecast on menus, consumer and operator trends and other opportunities. Don’t miss this update by Technomic, which has been delivering unapparelled information and data on the foodservice industry for more than 50 years.
|4:45 pm–5:45 pm ||Focus on Foodservice: Foodservice Development from the Retailer's Perspective |
Presenter: John Matthews, President & CEO, Gray Cat Enterprises
Retailers face many challenges as well as opportunities when they decide to offer foodservice. John Matthews of Gray Cat Enterprises will offer first-hand experience on how distributors can be an asset to retailers as they launch a foodservice program. Learn from the retailers’ perspective on the many facets of launching a foodservice program from brand development, floorplan layouts, equipment, menu development, vendor management, technology, operations and marketing. Additionally, gain a better understanding of how to be a better partner to your retailers as it relates to the current labor and supply chain challenges.