2014 Calendar

Maximize your membership experience by tapping into the many quality programs and services we have to offer. The calendar lists the webinars, tutorials and conferences we will present in 2014. Click on the individual links for complete details. Questions? Please contact us at 847-680-3500 or email connect@mheda.org. Dates and topics subject to change without notice.


May 3-7, 2014 - Conference

Annual Convention and Exhibitors Showcase - Orlando, FL

Enjoy networking and learning with hundreds of your material handling industry peers this spring and uncover your own "Superhero Leadership" powers through excellence in people management skills at MHEDA’s Annual Convention!

May 29, 2014 - Webinar

Culture: the Key to Performance

A dealership’s culture is essentially how the people in the company think, feel and operate.  Gain insight into these dynamics of your business and learn how you can improve your performance by enhancing your culture. Presented by Bill Ryan, President of LiftOne

June 12, 2014 - Webinar

Planning for the Next Generation of Your Family Business

Want to develop leadership in the next generation of your family business? We’ll discuss how to nurture unique talent; celebrate individuals and more. Presented by Deb Houden, PhD, The Family Business Consulting Group, Inc. ®

July 31, 2014 - Conference

Emerging Leaders Conference - Chicago, IL

August 21, 2014 –  Webinar

Selling in the Information Age

The information economy has neutralized traditional selling and has placed many companies in a commodity position. Learn techniques to connect with your customers and help them face their challenges so you can ultimately make the sale. Presented by Richard Farrell, President, Tangent Knowledge Systems

September 25, 2014 - Webinar

Business Planning Insights for 2015

Participants will learn how to use MHEDA’s Critical Impact Factors in developing their 2015 Business Plan and Strategy and how two of MHEDA’s Members are applying this information to their business plan. Presented by Scott Hennie, President, Elite Supply Chain and Mark Milovich, President, Lift Atlanta, Inc

October 2, 2014 - Conference

Rental and Used Equipment Management Conference - Rosemont, IL

October 16, 2014 - Webinar

Keeping the Workforce Engaged to Drive Productivity and Profitability

Creating a focused, engaged, and capably led workforce is one of the best things any employer can do for its bottom line. Learn clear connection between people practices and profit performance. The real cost of lack of engagement from the workforce - Specific tips on building and maintaining Employee Engagement. Presented by Richard Hadden.

October 23, 2014 - Webinar

Economic and Financial Market Outlook: 2014-2018

A close look at the economy's direction - up or down - and speed - slow or fast - in the years ahead. Includes specific trends and issues that will affect MHEDA members in 2014 and beyond. Presented by Economist Clare Zempel, CFA, Zempel Strategic

November 6, 2014 – Webinar

Safety: How It Impacts Business Success

We will discuss elements of a comprehensive safety program and how it impacts business success.  Can it make a company more attractive to potential employees? Can it help reduce employee turnover?  Improve organizational communication? Join us for this insightful presentation. Presented by David Herman, Safety Director, Wisconsin Lift Truck


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