2018 Conference Schedule

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Tracks: Leadership, Operations, HR/Talent Management, Sales & Marketing

 Monday, Nov. 12  
7:00a - 12:00p Exhibitor Set-Up
9:00a Registration Opens
9:00 - 10:45a

Driver Self-Defense Workshop: "Let No One Confuse Your Kindness as Weakness"

Professional Workshop: "Self-Management: Keys to Peak Performance"
11:00a - 12:00p WIT Speed Mentoring
12:00 - 1:15p Lunch (on your own)
1:15 - 1:30p Opening Session: Welcome!
1:30 - 2:30p Keynote:
"Putting Your Sparkle in High Gear & Creating a Life that Lights Up"Sponsored by Michelin
2:30 - 2:45p Break
2:45 - 3:30p Breakout Sessions:
"The Importance of Orientation & Training"
"How to Improve Fleet Operations & Study Gender Impact with Dwell Time/HOS Data"
"Rock 'n Roll Leadership: How to Succeed in Managing Your Team"
"How to Be More Powerful, Remove Self-Doubt, Own Your Skills and Voice"
3:30 - 5:00p Networking at the Expo
5:30 - 6:30p Accelerated Speed Networking
6:30 - 8:30p “Where’s Clare?” Reception
Sponsored by TA Petro
 Tuesday, Nov. 13  
7:30a Registration Opens
7:45 - 8:30a Networking Breakfast (On Expo Floor)
8:30 - 8:45a Opening Session
8:45 - 10:00a

Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women
(2018 WIT Influential Woman in Trucking Finalists Panel Discussion)

10:00 - 11:00a Networking at the Expo
11:00 - 11:45a

Breakout Sessions:
"How Popular Culture Shapes Young People's Image of Trucking"
"2018 is the Year of the Driver: Let's Talk Wages, Supply & Demand"
"Dare to Be a Rebel, Maverick, Misfit: A Guide for the Holy Mother of Leadership"
"Being Taken Seriously: Women in Trucking"

Learning Labs (New this year!)

12:00 - 1:15p

Interactive Roundtable Discussions (Working Lunch) 
Sponsored by Hirschbach Motor Lines

1:30 - 2:15p

Breakout Sessions:
The 7 Health Plan Metrics Every Company Should Know"
"Discover Benefits of Video Intelligence"
"Protecting Women from Sexual Harassment in the Workplace"
"The Triple D Method to Decision-Making"

Learning Labs 

2:30 - 3:30p

Breakout Sessions:
"Building an Inclusive Workplace: Tips from the Best Fleets to Drive For"
"Does Your Truck Get 10 MPG?"
"Communication Strategies for Navigating Difficult Conversations"
"Discovering Your Professional Marketable Strengths"

Learning Labs 

3:30 - 4:30p Networking at the Expo
3:45 - 5:30p Accelerate! Truck/Technology Tour
5:30 - 6:00p “Top Companies for Women to Work For” Reception
Sponsored by Redefining the Road magazine
6:00 - 7:00p “I Heart Trucking” Reception
Sponsored by Hudson Insurance Group
 Wed., Nov. 14  
8:00a Registration Opens
8:00 - 8:45a Networking Breakfast (On Expo Floor)
9:00 - 10:00a Opening Session:
"Unleash Your Inner Wonder Woman"
10:00 - 11:00a Networking at the Expo
11:00 - 11:45a Breakout Sessions:
"Fleet Management is Human Resource Management"
"Creating a Carrier-Friendly Warehouse"
"Lead from Where You Are"
“Latest Trends in Driver Recruiting and Retention" 
12:00p - 1:15p Interactive Roundtable Discussions (Working Lunch)
Sponsored by Hirschbach Motor Lines
1:30 - 2:30p Keynote: 
“Leading with Vision: Charting the Course through Demographic Change"
2:30 - 2:45p Game Card Grand Prize Give-Away & Conference Wrap-Up
2:45p Conference Adjourns
2:45 - 5:00p Expo Tear-Down
5:30 - 6:30p Post-Conference Networking Reception
   
*NOTE: Schedule is subject to change - please check back for updates