Drive Business Results: Lessons from tuX Experts

Posted By: Jeannine Kunz, Vice President, Tooling U-SME on April 06, 2017

As our upcoming high-performance workforce conference tuX approaches, I am so inspired. . . and encouraged about the future of manufacturing.

This is our sixth tuX event, and it keeps getting better. This year’s gathering presents the best of theory and application when it comes to building a high-performance workforce and driving measureable business results.

Kevin Martin, Chief Research and Marketing Officer, i4cp, a human capital research and data firm, will kick it off with a keynote address, “Four Steps to Building a Learning Culture.”

Kevin recently described the challenge this way: “High-performance organizations are nearly five times more likely than low-performance organizations to have extensive learning cultures. However, the sad truth is that, at most organizations, learning falls into the abyss of what I call the ‘intention-execution gap.’”

He goes on to say, “Companies have strong intent to provide meaningful and diverse development experiences to their talent, especially high-potential talent. However, most do not put in place the mechanisms (e.g. rewards and incentives) that encourage and promote the ongoing development of their talent. Thus, their execution in this important endeavor falls flat.”

Sound familiar? During his session, Kevin will share the seven traits of organizations that have unleashed Learning and Development as a competitive differentiator.

tuX attendees will also hear real-life experiences from an array of experts including:

  • Robert (Bob) Martens, Chief Manufacturing Engineer, Nexteer Automotive-Saginaw
  • Brad Lankheet, Training and Development, Asahi Kasei Plastics
  • Diane Orland, Senior Manager, Human Resources, Amsted Industries
  • Peggy McGee, Manager, Learning and Development, American Axle and Manufacturing
  • Simon Nance, Global Training Manager, Apex Tool
  • Martha Gallagher, HR Manager, Specialty Bearings and Engineered Products, Kaman Corp.
  • Kurtis Webb, Production Manager, Pella Corp.
  • Gary Miller, Support Analyst, Kyocera SGS Precision Tools, Inc.
  • Tim Walker, Employee Development Coordinator, Pequot Tool and Manufacturing

They have the most compelling and insightful stories that you won’t want to miss.

If you are looking for new ideas for building innovation, recruiting new talent, engaging and retaining high-value employees, and improving productivity and profitability, join us at tuX in Chicago, May 1-3, 2017. Through formal presentations, facilitated discussions and informal conversations with peers — you’ll learn valuable lessons from some of the best in the industry. See the full event agenda here.

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