Chief and Senior Executive Networks

Manufacturing Presidents & CEOs Group (2XXM) - Santa Barbara - 2018

July 19 - July 20, 2018
Santa Barbara, CA


Manufacturing Company Presidents & CEOs Group Agenda
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Thursday, July 19th, 2018

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
CEN Executive Briefing: Stephanie Wachman, Executive Coach & Author, Life in Balance LLC.

Time Management for Business Professionals
This interactive 90-minute presentation will provide strategies for improved performance and work/life balance with Time & Energy Management. Stephanie will discuss a wealth of practical and technical techniques in professional time management strategies for a profitable and balanced life.

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
CEN Executive Briefing: Tommy Re, Founder & President, Vital Communication

Building a Sustainable Organization: An Architecture for Success Now and in the Future
In this 90 minute session Tommy will discuss 4 integrated practices (competencies and culture development, talent selection, leadership development & succession planning) that form the blueprint for your organization’s structural health.

11:45 – 1:00 p.m.
Networking Lunch

1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
CEN Roundtable Discussions (members vote on which topics they would like to discuss):

Strategic Planning Models
  • When reviewing your strategy what models and techniques does your organization utilize? Some common examples include: 1) SWOT 2) PEST - political, economic, sociocultural, technological 3) Need Gap Analysis 4) Blue Ocean Strategy 5) Porter’s Five Forces 6) VRIO – Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization 7) Scenario Planning, etc.
  • What are the best practices for aligning KPI’s & Metrics to actionable goals for individuals and teams and the firm’s strategic objectives?

Succession Planning Best Practices
  • Best practices in identifying the best candidates to succeed a key person.
  • What level of your organization are you applying a succession plan?
  • How do you implement a process to ensure successors are being developed?
  • What are some of the biggest succession issues that you have today and how are you overcoming them?

Best Practices for Driving Innovation Throughout the Entire Organization
  • How can my organization break down the existing silos in order to build cross-functional synergy and innovation?
  • How do you create a culture that is proactive to the mark instead of reactive with respect to innovation?
  • What structures and organizational culture systems need to be in place where individuals and teams are encouraged and empowered to pursue new ideas despite the risks and costs associated with them?
  • Group Discussion: Each member discusses 1-2 innovation initiatives they have implemented in the last 6 months – successes, struggles, costs, etc.

New Technologies That Will Drive Manufacturing Over the Next 10 Years
  • How can you take a step back from your day to day operations and think broadly enough about new technologies that can disrupt my market in the next 3, 5, and 10 years?
  • How should my organization prepare financially for new technologies that emerge? What percentage of your overall business development budget should be used for expanding and preparing for new technology?
  • How do you ensure successors are being developed that will be prepared for future technology changes?

4:30 – 5:45 p.m.
CEN Ex-Officio Board Session© - In this session, each member is allowed to describe one key issue in which they would like input/advice from the group.

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Networking Reception/Dinner

Friday, July 20th, 2018

7:15 – 7:40 a.m.
Working Breakfast

7:40 – 10:45 a.m.
CEN Ex-Officio Board Session© - Continued

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.
Meeting Best Practices Report
In this brief wrap up session each member will summarize their key takeaways from the meeting as a whole.

11:00 a.m.

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