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2018 NECA Future Leaders Conference

Omni Nashville Hotel ─ Nashville, TN

NECA's Future Leaders are the next generation of electrical contractors, as well as the next generation of industry leadership. This conference connects emerging professionals by offering events focused on networking and discussions topics to enhance their leadership skills and increase their involvement within the association, community and the industry.
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How to Elevate your Capabilities and Your Career through Mentoring

Kathy Jo Van, Coach and Mentor

It’s proven that mentoring enhances leadership skills, accelerates careers, improves employee retention and provides many additional benefits for both mentee and mentor; but how do you find the right mentor, how do you get started and how do you build a mentor-mentee relationship that helps you get where you want to go?  In this workshop, Kathy Jo will provide valuable insights from her own experience and mentoring best practices; using hands-on, actionable tools to walk you through the steps and worksheets you can use to identify, initiate and build a mentor relationship that's as individual as you are.

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Workflow Documentation and Training - Deploying Scalable Systems for Predictable Results (Process Mapping)

Christine Rahlf, Associate Director, Maxim Consulting Group

The more a company grows the more difficult it becomes to develop and deploy these systems. Yet the need increases dramatically. We will discuss how to define standard procedures in your organization, generate buy in that will operationalize their use, and how to utilize them as a platform to build bench depth that will move the organization to the next level.

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Tour of BESCO


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Thursday, May 9 ─ 1:30-5:00 pm

(Meet at lobby at 1:15 pm. Buses will leave promptly at 1:30 pm)
BESCO began in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1950. Since our humble beginnings, we have grown to becoming an industry leader throughout the Southeast region and across the United States.

Day 2: Keynotes


How IoT will reshape the Electrical Construction Industry

Mohammed Shishani, Schneider Electric

Mohamed Shishani is the Manager of Digital Architectures for electrical distribution. In his 10 years with Schneider Electric, he has held positions such as senior low voltage product specialist- circuit breakers, OEM business development specialist, and project manager. In his current role, Mohamed introduced new IOT technologies to the market in the area of electrical distribution systems.

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Creating a Winning Lifestyle

Alex Willis, CEO, Leadership Surge

Oftentimes, I see our contractors contribute so much to the success of their businesses that they destroy their health and damage personal relationships in the process.  In this two-hour session, we will discuss the 5 key areas of a leader's life and how to be successful in each of those areas.

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Hotel & Travel

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Omni Nashville Hotel ─ Nashville, TN

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250 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

With a prime location in downtown, the luxurious Omni Nashville Hotel is seamlessly connected to the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, offering our guests an authentic escape to Music City.

NECA has obtained a room rate of $299/room at the Omni Nashville Hotel; hotel reservations must be made by April 8, 2018. 

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NOTE: For those attending both conferences, the WIN Summit is being held at the Holston House Nashville.
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About Nashville

Dubbed 'Music City' you can find free live music at every corner in Nashville. Named as one of the top 2018 destinations, you'll want to checkout all there is to see and do while you're in town. Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum or take a tour of Music Row and visit historic RCA Studio B, the famous recording studio where Elvis recorded more than 200 songs. For the historian, there's Belle Meade Plantation, a 150-year old antebellum home that tells the story of Old South. 

Learn more at VisitMusicCity.com