Event Program

Sunday
2017-08-06
Monday
2017-08-07
Tuesday
2017-08-08
Wednesday
2017-08-09
18:00 - 19:30
Registration and Opening Reception
07:00 - 08:00
Breakfast
08:00 - 08:15
Introduction and AEC Chairman’s Remarks

Dave Davia, AEC Chairman and Executive Vice President of the MCA of Colorado, will introduce the AEC Leadership team and welcome attendees to the 2017 AEC Best Practices Conference.

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Dave Davia
AEC Chairman, MCA of Colorado
08:15 - 09:15
MCAA Update

MCAA CEO, John Gentille, will update attendees on the MCAA’s education offerings and new initiatives. Cynthia Buffington, Senior Executive Director, will showcase MCAA 2018 including speakers, hotel information and contacts so you can start making your convention hospitality arrangements.

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Greg Fuller
MCAA President
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John Gentille
MCAA
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Cynthia Buffington
MCAA
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Melissa Funyak
MCAA
09:15 - 12:15
Rethinking What We Think About Leadership

Over the last two decades we have learned much about how to help adults change and develop in sustainable ways and what brings out the best in people in terms of human performance in the workplace and beyond. These empirical findings from converging disciplines such as organizational science, neuroscience, psychology, and social psychology are reshaping what we think about leadership and how best to develop leaders. Fortunately, these insights come at a time organizational life is becoming increasingly more complex, ambiguous, volatile, and uncertain, with traditional approaches to leading and developing others proving insufficient. In this interactive and highly experiential session, we explore what differentiates outstanding leaders from those who simply occupy a role. We will then explore the sacrifice and renewal cycles of leadership and how leaders avoid overextending themselves and ensure sufficient renewal occurs to maintain their effectiveness. Finally, we will see how leaders change and develop in sustainable ways by first developing and leveraging their Ideal Self through a personal leadership vision.

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Scott Taylor
Babson University
12:15 - 13:15
Lunch
13:15 - 14:30
Nurturing the Next Generation of Association Management and Volunteer Leaders

What steps are MCA Local Affiliated Associations taking to ensure continued success for years to even decades to come? With changes to the construction industry, increasing reliance on technology and significant shifts in personal priorities, associations must constantly examine the ways in which they meet their members’ needs of today while also keeping an eye on tomorrow. This panel will discuss best practices and the various challenges of engaging the next generation of volunteer leaders and association management.

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Tom Bello
MCA of Metropolitan Washington
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Marc Lassalle
MCA of Kansas City
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Shannon Shagoury
MCA of Maryland
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Shane McMorrow
MCA of New York
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Tim Brink
MCA of Eastern PA
14:30 - 14:45
Break
14:45 - 16:00
Best Practices for the Service Contracting Industry

Three local association executives will share their regions’ innovative techniques of bringing best practices strategies to their service contract industry.

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Julie Dietrich
MCA of Southern Florida
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Jeanne Lee
MCA of Metropolitan Washington
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Richard Sawhill
ARCA/MCA
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John Geiling
JPG Plumbing
16:00 - 17:00
Networking Reception
07:00 - 08:00
Breakfast
08:00 - 09:30
United Association Update – an Interactive Discussion with UA Leadership
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Mark McManus
General President
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Mike Pleasant
Assistant General President
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Mark Rogers
UA/MCAA Co-Chair, Joint Strategic Planning Committee
09:30 - 10:30
Update on Collective Bargaining Issues and Legal Developments and Advocacy Update
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Jim Estabrook
Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper
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John McNerney
MCAA
10:30 - 10:45
Break
10:45 - 11:30
Managing Multiple Collective Bargaining Agreements

Panelists will discuss the unique situations that arise for MCA Local Affiliated Associations who negotiate multiple collective bargaining agreements in neighboring UA jurisdictions.

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Stephen Affanato
New England MCA
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Marty Drobny
MCA of New Jersey
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Chip Martin
CPMCA
11:30 - 13:00
Lunch on Your Own
13:00 - 15:00
Optional Education Roundtables

Please join your colleagues for one of these educational experiences:

  • Same Great Service, Smaller Budget, facilitated by Steve Lamb 
  • Our Role in Labor Relations – How is it Changing?, facilitated by Ed Kommers
  • Training Millennials for Our Future Workforce, facilitated by Chris Freeman
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Steve Lamb
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Ed Kommers
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Chris Freeman
17:30
Buses Depart from Marriott Lobby
18:00 - 21:00
Dinner and Evening Activities at Kings Bowl Boston

Join your colleagues for an evening of networking, socializing and gaming at Kings Bowl Boston.

Buses will leave Kings Bowl Boston at 9:00 p.m. to return to the Marriott.

07:30 - 08:30
Breakfast
08:30 - 09:30
Successes and Challenges of Supporting a Student Chapter

The panel will cover supporting a student chapter, or multiple chapters, by the MCA local affiliates. The audience will hear what works well in their areas and what challenges exist in engaging college students to the industry. Managing a budget, fundraising, recruiting students, competing with General Contractors for equal billing or competition the specialty contractors face, will also be covered. Then we will hear from the lead talent recruiter from Milwaukee Tool as they work to attract these same students and what strategies they have used or have seen used to increase the number of students recruited by Milwaukee Tool or by mechanical and plumbing contractors. This presentation will include a question and answer session to learn how other MCA local affiliated associations have managed these challenges and been successful in the engagement of college students.

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Dave Davia
AEC Chairman, MCA of Colorado
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Jeff Gaecke
MCA of Wisconsin
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Phil Petillo
MCA of New Jersey
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Jon Finch
Milwaukee Tool
09:30 - 09:45
Break
09:45 - 10:15
Making the Most of Your Local MCA’s Greatest Asset – Industry Funds

Tom Wanner will walk conference attendees through real life stories of proven programs and some disasters too – all through the use of Industry Funds.

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Tom Wanner
MCA of Cleveland
10:15 - 11:15
AEC Business Meeting
11:15
Closing Remarks and Conference Concludes
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