About the Conference

Announcing the
Currie Management Consultants, Inc.
2017 Best Practices Summit

Leadership-Networking-Growth-Operational Excellence

November 6, 7 & 8, 2017
Westin Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Hotel
Irving Texas

For the first time, The Currie team will bring together our customers in the following industries:  Agricultural Equipment, Transport Refrigeration, Material Handling, Commercial Tire, Power Generation, Construction Equipment, HVAC, Utility Cars and more.

Click here to view the Agenda. The Conference Agenda will be updated as more details become available. Breakout session topics will include:

Building your Bench Strength
Attract, Hire, and Retain employees. Peggy Haynes, VP Human Resources at Shoppa’s Material Handling, Dustin Adams, Talent Manager at Hutson, Inc. and John VanDeusen, Executive Partner, Currie Management Consultants, will present success strategies in building bench strength through attracting qualified employees, hiring the best, and retaining these new hires through career path and development strategies.

Leadership Lessons from the Greek gods to Jesus and Buddha 
From military strategy, sports, and politics, to philosophy and religion, unique and powerful business strategies can be found everywhere. The study of these various practices and processes can lead to abundant creativity, and stunning ideas for establishing your optimal desired culture and vision at work.  What can we learn from the Greek gods, from Jesus, from Buddha?  How can we apply their principles to our companies?  And why would we want to?  Robin Currie will lead you through some forgotten yet powerful concepts that are sure to elevate your organization to a higher level of employee and customer engagement, as well as assisting you in creating a more meaningful life, both at work and at home. Presented by Robin Currie, Senior Consultant.

Roundtable Discussions focused on Departmental Best Practices
Tables will be set up by Department with an experienced facilitator to lead the discussion on best practices and problem solving in that particular department (Sales, Service, Rental, Parts, Finance). To prepare for these sessions, bring your current/future challenges related to that department.

The Journey of the Dealer Principal: Moving In/Out of the Business
Listen, question, and comment to three panelists on diverse ways to move into or out of your business.
Gary Bartecki is in the process of transitioning his rental company to an ESOP.
Ken Clifford, President of Clifford Power Systems will speak to moving out of the day-to-day business by developing a professional executive team.
Jeff Fischer, CEO of Southern States Toyotalift will speak on the decision to sell his company.
Facilitated by Robert Currie, President of Currie Management Consultants Inc.

Keeping up with Technology and the Value of Data
This data and technology talk will cover Currie principles on data and accountability; straight-forward ways to get higher profitability and returns; and the opportunities and threats dealers face tomorrow as data, machine learning, and AI capabilities explode.
You’ll walk away knowing 2 simple things you can implement immediately and 2 things that might keep you up at night. Presented by Jim Henderson, Executive Partner

Evolving Leadership Roles as Companies Grow
This workshop will bring you through the evolution of a first-time manager to an owner/investor. Understanding the behaviors, knowledge, and skills necessary at each phase of management is critical to achieving results. You will leave this interactive workshop with a better understanding of your strengths and weaknesses as a manager and leader and what to do to improve. Presented by Michelle Currie, MA, Principal

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Jim Henderson, of Currie Management Consultants, Inc., will be presenting Breakout Session E: Keeping up with Technology and the Value of Data.  This session will cover a number of Currie principles concerning data and accountability; straight-forward ways to get higher profitability and returns today; and the opportunities and threats dealers face tomorrow as data, machine learning, and AI capabilities explode.    You’ll walk away knowing 2 simple things you can implement immediately and 2 things that might keep you up at night.

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Introducing our guest speaker for The Currie Best Practices Summit.  Richard B. “Dick” Burleson, VP of Neel-Schaffer, has a fascinating history as a high school football Hall of Fame inductee, a Major General in the Army Reserve, a Southeastern Conference football official, a best-selling author, and recipient of distinguished awards (and this just covers a few of his many accomplishments).  Check out Dick’s bio here, and register for The Summit to be inspired, motivated, and entertained!