Compete Smart 2012

(limited seating; register early for your favorite combo)

Compete Smart plant tours at no extra cost thanks to support from Montana Hydraulics, Felco Industries, Anderson Zurmuelen & the Montana Community Finance Corporation.  The tour host companies reserve the right to review and approve tour participant lists.  Safety gear is required at most sites. Please wear close-toes shoes, no loose clothing, and bring your safety glasses if you have them.   No cameras, please.

[Note: Scroll over tour site name for brief description]
Option A
: Bus to Northwest Factory Finishes at former Stimson mill site, Bonner, and FELCO Industries Missoula. Great option to be back in time for a HotSeat!  Or choose Option A-nwff only to return in time for Pre-session II (bus will drop you back at hotel after NWFF tour)

Option B: 
Bus to Nutritional Laboratories Int’lNeptune Aviation & Diversified Plastics.  Or chose Option B-dpi only and walk back in time for Pre-sessions.

Option C: Bus to CM Manufacturing, Big Sky Brewing & PDT Inc. (Paradise Dental Technologies).

BONUS PRE-SESSIONS, morning of Oct. 11, 2012
(session are 1.5 hours unless noted and may not be available with all Plant Tour selections)
click presenter name to view brief bio Pre I The Outer Limits: Managing Today’s Multigenerational Workplace

Paul Hutter & Bryan Peterson, Associated Employers

Four generations are now working/interacting together — a new dynamic in the workplace. Learn how to leverage the unique and diverse talents each brings to the organizational table. Turn challenges into opportunities for growth and collaboration. Recognize, respond to and resolve differences involving generational issues affecting productivity, teamwork and customer satisfaction.

Pre II Ground Control: Building a Trusted Advisory Team
Peggy Beltrone, Exergy Integrated Systems

Understand how to organize your trusted advisors into a formal advisory board. See how the people you are relying on now for advice can help recruit others into an affordable front line marketing asset. Explore and discuss characteristics that might fit your business, where they should come from, and ways to leverage them. Get tips on effectively communicating within and beyond (1 hr).