Opening Remarks

EASA continues to evolve with 2016 keynote speeches

The evolving needs of today’s workers and their managers in an ever-expanding economic landscape will be addressed by three keynote speakers at the upcoming EASA convention, June 12-14 in Toronto.

In the tradition of eccentric speakers who add some spice to the convention, EASA has enlisted motivational speaker Sam Glenn of Carmel, Indiana to this year’s lineup. He will open the convention Sunday with the keynote address “A Kick in the Attitude”. Glenn is also a performance artist. Below is a list of some of the highly anticipated speakers, courtesy of EASA communications representatives Linda Raynes and Randy Joslin:

Sunday, June 12 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Opening Remarks and Keynote –

Motivational speaker Sam Glenn is not someone you want to have a bad attitude around.

Motivational speaker Sam Glenn is not someone you want to have a bad attitude around.

“A Kick in the Attitude” Sam Glenn of Carmel, Indiana

Having worked for more than 20 years with over 2,000 organizations, Sam Glenn learned one very important lesson:  “It all starts with attitude!” His presentation will highlight key points to use in our personal and professional lives: Embracing change, Leadership, Employee motivation, Customer service and how we serve others, Best practices, Creating an empowering culture

Monday, June 13 7:30 to 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast and General Session –

“Global Industrial Economy 2016 and Beyond” Brian Beaulieu with the Institute for Trend Research Manchester, New Hampshire

Hear this highly rated economist discuss the global industrial outlook while also focusing on various national and regional economic trends. He will cover: Overview of short and long-term global economic forecasts, An outlook on inflation, Insight into how global political events impact the economy, Economic indicators that service center managers should follow, along with proven strategies for leveraging economic forecasts at the company level

Tuesday, June 14 12:15 to 8:55 a.m.

Luncheon & Speaker –

“Next Level Leadership” Ryan Estis with Ryan Estis & Associates Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ryan Estis challenges conventional leadership practices and explores progressive techniques and technology that keep pace with the evolving needs of today’s worker. This interactive presentation will deliver new ideas, information and actionable insights that leaders can leverage immediately to drive productivity and performance.

Learn from global workforce trends, Understand how leaders can embrace and lead change, Discover four key leadership competencies for progressive leaders, Hear case studies on how leading companies have built a winning work culture.

In the past, EASA keynoters have included sword jugglers and comedians. This year looks to continue an approach of covering all ends of the spectrum, hoping to inspire the crowd that will surely come out in droves.



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    […] Keynote speaker Sam Glenn’s “A Kick in the Attitude” (Sunday, 11:00 AM-12:45 PM) is also likely to be a main attraction to ignite the energy of the show. But the heart of EASA has always been […]

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