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2021-10-17
2021-10-17
Salons J-M
Salons C-I
Registration Desk
Mummy Mountain
2021-10-18
2021-10-18
Sonoran Terrace
Salons G & I
Salons C, D, E
2021-10-19
2021-10-19
Sonoran Terrace
Salons J-M
Salons C-I
Registration Desk
Mummy Mountain
Sonoran Terrace
Salons G & I
Salons C, D, E
Sonoran Terrace
13:00 - 14:15 (PST)
Registration Registration Desk
14:15 - 16:00 (PST)
General Session: Let’s Go Together Salons C-I

As the conference begins, Shola Richards will take you on an insightful journey as he shares a refreshing practical playbook to build and sustain a joyful workplace culture. You will learn actionable strategies to transform your work culture, amplify team civility, and inspire yourselves and others to consistently bring their best to their work. Over ten years ago Shola found himself drowning in the despondency of yet another workday. He had been dealing with a culture of incessant workplace bullying and his employer had no process to address his concerns. He was within seconds of ending his life when he uncovered a power within himself. That experience became the catalyst for his Go Together Movement – a transformational roadmap of mindset, behaviors, and tools that transform workplace cultures and drive results. Leveraging on his personal experience and the Go Together framework, he is certain to help your organizations build compassion, competence, and accountability in the workplace and, as a result, sustainable and joyful peak productivity, engagement, and satisfaction become the new norm.

Speakers
General Session: Let’s Go Together image
Shola Richards
16:30 - 17:30 (PST)
Contractor Panel: Explore the World of HVACR/Plumbing Service Salons J-M

The mechanical industry provides many diverse and exciting career paths certain to appeal to many differing interests.  The HVACR/P service sector is a state-of-the-art, vibrant, dynamic branch of the industry offering a wide range of unique opportunities. It is a customer relationship-based, high-tech industry where self-motivation, ingenuity and creativity can open many lucrative doors.

During this presentation, a team of very successful HVACR contractors will open your eyes to the many offerings this industry provides.  From automation and controls; to diagnostics and analytics; to facility management and energy services and so much more, you will be amazed and, hopefully, motivated to consider this field in your future career plans.

Speakers
Contractor Panel: Explore the World of HVACR/Plumbing Service image
Mark Crockett
Crockett Facilities Services, Bowie, MD
Contractor Panel: Explore the World of HVACR/Plumbing Service image
Michael Rosone
Arista Air Conditioning, Long Island City, NY
Contractor Panel: Explore the World of HVACR/Plumbing Service image
Vincent Eckerson
Arista Air Conditioning, Long Island City, NY
Contractor Panel: Explore the World of HVACR/Plumbing Service image
Renee Fiorelli
Peterson Service Company Inc., Medford, NJ
Contractor Panel: Explore the World of HVACR/Plumbing Service image
David Geith
Emcor Services/MESA Energy, Irvine, CA
Contractor Panel: Explore the World of HVACR/Plumbing Service image
Rich Happel
UMCI, Mukilteo, WA
Contractor Panel: Explore the World of HVACR/Plumbing Service image
Wayne Turchetta
HMC Service, Louisville, KY
17:30 - 18:15 (PST)
General Session: Better Together

This keynote enables attendees to take on implicit and unconscious bias by outlining a practical framework that helps participants understand the power of unity and creating an environment of belonging for all, regardless of our differences. By participating in this session, participants will:

  • Understand the various biases that people exhibit
  • Explore social identities and how those interact with bias
  • Learn how to go beyond simple awareness of unconscious bias and discover specific actions to break the habit of preferences and their negative consequences
  • Leverage talent and cultivate equity, diversity, and inclusion in a diverse and global workforce
  • Create an individual plan of action for each participant to overcome their specific bias challenges and contribute to a culture of greater authenticity and psychological safety in the construction industry.
Speakers
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Alex Willis
19:00 - 22:00 (PST)
Mummy Mountain Bash Mummy Mountain
07:45 - 08:15 (PST)
Breakfast Sonoran Terrace
  • Sponsored by:
  • Victaulic
08:15 - 08:30 (PST)
MCAA President Welcome

MCAA’s President Armand Kilijian will be on-site attending MCAA’s GreatFutures Forum alongside you! Armand will help us start our fun filled few days by reviewing the Forum highlights, providing industry updates, and extending an official invitation to all of you to join him in San Diego and attend MCAA’s 2022 Convention in March.

Speakers
MCAA President Welcome image
Armand Kilijian
MCAA President
08:30 - 09:30 (PST)
General Session: The Full Equation= Do + Are Salons G & I
  • Sponsored by:
  • Harris Company

You have an impressive degree from an outstanding university.  You’ve received good grades and worked hard on your studies. You participated in student chapter activities.  You interned for a mechanical contractor. You have proven knowledge of the industry.  Shouldn’t that be enough to land your dream job and be a great success in the industry?  Think again. Society may suggest that talent and skill alone will get you ahead, however, studies and experience have proven that talent and skill are just not enough. So, what do you have to do to become successful? What are leaders really looking for when trying to hire the right person? Turns out it is not just about what you do, but who you are. During this eye-opening session, Steve Thomas, will help you understand the important traits leaders value and how you can make sure you “are” in addition to what you “do.” Let’s explore the full equation, together!

Speakers
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Steve Thomas
09:30 - 10:00 (PST)
Student Chapter Presidents’ Advisory Council Meeting
10:00 - 12:00 (PST)
Job Fair Salons C, D, E
10:15 - 10:45 (PST)
Faculty Advisors, Industry Advisors, and Local Executive Meeting
12:00 - 13:00 (PST)
Lunch Sonoran Terrace
  • Sponsored by:
  • Zurn
13:00 - 14:00 (PST)
General Session: Trained to be Resilient
  • Sponsored by:
  • Southland Industries

The fear of rejection can hold you back. Our natural tendency is to avoid it at all costs which can be detrimental to our businesses, careers, and lives. In 2012, to overcome his own fear of rejection, entrepreneur Jia Jiang started an experiment to be rejected every day for 100 days. The result became the basis of his #3 viewed TED talk of 2017 and bestselling book: Rejection Proof. In this engaging presentation, Jia shares stories from his rejection experiment to teach you the importance of becoming rejection-proof, the basic principles of turning a NO into YES, as well as how to get more YESes.

Speakers
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Jia Jiang
14:00 (PST)
Buses Depart
14:30 - 17:00 (PST)
Mechanical Tour of SLOAN Park
  • Sponsored by:
  • SLOAN

Since breaking ground in July of 2012 nearly 2,300 workers and tradesmen have put in over 1,750,000 man hours of work at Sloan Park. Their year-and-a-half of work included: using 1,802 tons of structural steel and 394 tons of miscellaneous steel, pouring 13,000 cubic yards of concrete, and planting 1,079,486 square feet of turf. Join us for a unique tour brought to us by Sloan, exploring the utilities that keep Sloan Park operating today.

18:00 - 20:00 (PST)
Final Reception Sonoran Terrace
  • Sponsored by:
  • Milwaukee Tool
08:00 - 09:00 (PST)
Breakfast Sonoran Terrace
  • Sponsored by:
  • Ferguson
09:00 - 10:30 (PST)
Student Chapter Competition Overview and Forum Wrap Up

By now you will be well underway working on the project for MCAA’s 2021-2022 Student Chapter Competition. In this session you will hear from the competition judges on exactly what they are looking for as they review some of the best of the best previous proposal submissions and you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

Speakers
Student Chapter Competition Overview and Forum Wrap Up image
Scott Hinton
Harrell-Fish, Inc., Bloomington, IN
Student Chapter Competition Overview and Forum Wrap Up image
John Ziemann
Mollenberg-Betz, Inc., Buffalo, NY
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