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FDA & TTB Regulations During COVID-19

FDA & TTB Regulations During COVID-19

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | Noon ET

Please join NACD on Wednesday, May 13 at Noon ET for a special 75-minute webinar, FDA & TTB Policies During COVID-19. Sara Beth Watson and Deborah Attwood from Steptoe & Johnson LLP will present on how the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) have established policies to address the COVID-19 pandemic and the increased demand for hand sanitizer. Chemical distributors will learn how the new FDA & TTB guidance may impact their operations and have the opportunity to ask questions during 15 minutes of Q&A.

Register here.

Thank you to our regulatory webinar sponsor, Harcros Chemicals.

 

COVID-19: A Comprehensive and Safe Approach to Planning the Reopening of Workplaces

COVID-19: A Comprehensive and Safe Approach to Planning the Reopening of Workplaces

Thursday, May 14, 2020 | Noon ET

Please join NACD on Thursday, May 14 at Noon ET for our, COVID-19: A Comprehensive and Safe Approach to Planning the Reopening of Workplaces webinar. This webinar provides a high-level overview of considerations and best practices as businesses prepare their offices for reopening. It will cover a wide range of elements including facilities, travel, organizational culture, and human resources policies that businesses should consider as they prepare to return to the “new normal" at their workplace.

Register here.

 

U.S. Petrochemical Dynamics Shift Amid Coronavirus and Crude Oil Crash Webinar

U.S. Petrochemical Dynamics Shift Amid Coronavirus and Crude Oil Crash

Monday, May 18, 2020 | Noon ET

Please join NACD on Monday, May 18 at Noon ET for our, U.S. Petrochemical Dynamics Shift Amid Coronavirus and Crude Oil Crash webinar. The ICIS webinar will cover the effects of coronavirus pandemic on the macroeconomic picture; the state of the US petrochemical industry amid lower prices for crude oil; and the volatility surrounding isopropanol and industrial ethanol markets, both of which have seen unprecedented demand and price increases.

*This webinar is for NACD members and Affiliates ONLY. You will need you MyNACD credentials to access registration for this event.

Register here.

 

NACD COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall Meeting

NACD COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall Meeting

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 | 2:00 PM ET

NACD Chairman Tom Corcoran and NACD President and CEO Eric R. Byer will host our second open-floor "town hall meeting," Wednesday, May 20 at 2:00 p.m. (ET) to continue the conversation on what NACD is doing and producing to help our members and Affiliates cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. After a brief update from Tom and Eric, we will open the floor to hear from you regarding how COVID-19 is impacting your business, answer you questions regarding the pandemic and/or NACD’s counterefforts, and determine areas where we can continue supporting you.

Register here.

 

Independent Contractors and COVID-19: The Pandemic's Damage to the Contractor Relationship

Independent Contractors and COVID-19: The Pandemic’s Damage to the Contractor Relationship

 Wednesday, May 27, 2020 | Noon ET

As COVID-19 threatens our nations economy, independent contractors have been thrust into the spotlight of debate regarding benefits and classification. Russell Hollrah, lead partner at the contingent worker focused Hollrah LLC, will explain how the pandemic has resurfaced potentially dangerous proposals on independent contractor classifications and which states are using the pandemic to reevaluate employer-worker relationships. This webinar will help prepare your business to face these threats and maintain your current labor structure.

Register here.

 

Cybersecurity Concerns in the Time of COVID-19

Cybersecurity Concerns in the Time of COVID-19

Thursday, May 28, 2020 | Noon ET

Please join NACD on Thursday, May 28 at Noon ET for the Cybersecurity Concerns in the Time of COVID-19 webinar. During this webinar, James Murphy from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) will inform attendees of the current cybersecurity threats facing their businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr. Murphy will also review the resources CISA has available to identify and combat cyberattacks and discuss risk mitigation techniques to prevent these disruptive incidents. 

Register here.

Thank you to our regulatory webinar sponsor, Harcros Chemicals.

Responsible Distribution Brown Bag Webinar Series - Part 1: The Mentor

Responsible Distribution Brown Bag Webinar Series - Part 1: The Mentor

Thursday, June 4, 2020 | Noon ET

Meet the mentor! NACD has a new mentor, Jim Benning, who's on board for the 7th Cycle of Responsible Distribution. Join us for an overview of the mentor program, learn who can access the program, and how/when to use it. There will also be a live Q&A with Jim. If you have specific questions you would like addressed, please submit them ahead of time to Caroline Brooks.

Register here.

 

Responsible Distribution Brown Bag Webinar Series - Part 2: The Advisers

Responsible Distribution Brown Bag Webinar Series - Part 2: The Advisers

Thursday, June 11, 2020 | Noon ET

Meet the Advisers! NACD Responsible Distribution® Advisers program is here to supplement our mentoring resources and provide in depth support for members and Affiliates during their Responsible Distribution implementation and continuous program improvement with qualified and NACD trained experts. Join us for an overview of the Adviser program, learn who the different Adviser companies are, and what their areas of expertise are to best help your company. There will also be a live Q&A. If you have specific questions you would like addressed, feel free to submit them ahead of time to Caroline Brooks.

Register here.

 

Responsible Distribution Brown Bag Webinar Series - Part 3: The Verifiers

Responsible Distribution Brown Bag Webinar Series - Part 3: The Verifiers

Friday, June 19, 2020 | Noon ET

Meet the Verifiers! NACD has partnered with three verifying organizations for the 7th Cycle: Compliance Resource Group, LLC, NSF International Strategic Registrations Ltd. and SafetyPro Resources, LLC. This webinar will walk through the process and expectations for working with your assigned verifier as you prepare for and conduct your next verification. We will discuss all of the pre-verification, on-site/day of verification, and post verification timeline steps. There will also be a live Q&A with representatives from each verifying organization.  If you have specific questions you would like addressed, feel free to submit them ahead of time to Caroline Brooks.

Register here.

 

Responsible Distribution Brown Bag Webinar Series - Part 4: NACD

Responsible Distribution Brown Bag Webinar Series - Part 4: NACD

Thursday, June 25, 2020 | Noon ET

NACD has a variety of online resources available to assist candidates, members, and Affiliates as they develop and maintain their Responsible Distribution programs. This webinar will walk through the NACD website and show users how to locate these different online resources tools. In addition, there are a number of resources that have either been newly created or greatly enhanced for the 7th Cycle. There will also be a live Q&A with NACD's Responsible Distribution Team. If you have specific questions you would like addressed, feel free to submit them ahead of time to Caroline Brooks.

Register here.

 

ChemEdge 2020

ChemEdge 2020

August 16-19, 2020 | Indianapolis, Indiana

ChemEdge is a conference and trade show tailored for the chemical distribution channel. It provides training and education on issues important to chemical distributors, manufacturers, warehouses and service support companies.

Exhibiting and Sponsorship opportunities available now

View the ChemEdge webpage for more details on this event.

2020 Northeast Region Meeting

The 2020 Northeast Region Meeting will be Sept. 14-16, 2020 at the AC Hotel Portland Downtown Waterfront in Portland, ME.

Hotel & Travel

AC Hotel Portland Downtown Waterfront
158 Fore Street,
Portland, ME 04101

NACD Room Rates:

  • $259/night

Hotel Reservation Deadline: August 23, 2020

To reserve a room, book online or please call (207) 747-1640. Please be sure to mention NACD to receive the discounted rate.

 

Look for more information come July 2020.

Duke Leadership Program - October 2020

Duke Leadership Program

October 18–23, 2020 | Registration Deadline: September 3, 2020

  • The program teaches six dimensions of leadership and uses a personalized method for helping you develop your competencies in each of the six areas.
  • Central to the course is a 360-degree assessment tool to be completed in advance of the program by your colleagues. Each assessment is interpreted by a professional coach who will work individually with you to analyze the results and apply leadership principles to the feedback.
  • You will work with a coach to complete a Personal Development Plan (PDP) to help you become the type of leader you strive to be. The PDP will serve as a roadmap for addressing new leadership challenges after completion of the course. In addition to working with course instructors on these plans, you will be divided into small working groups to provide each other feedback.

Registration

Hard Copy (2020 courses): Please click here to download the hard copy registration form.

Please fax hard copy registration forms to (703) 527-7747 or email them to Matt Glaser at mglaser@nacd.com

Annual Meeting 2020

Annual Meeting 2020

November 9-12, 2020 | La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort | La Quinta, CA

The NACD Annual Meeting is the highlight of the year for the chemical distribution industry. It’s a time where industry leaders, together with their customers and colleagues, learn from each other new ways to lead high performing companies, to improve sales organizations and better understand challenges facing all of us. These interactions are vital to staying current and energized. Each Annual Meeting program will includes the most qualified and knowledgeable subject-matter experts to ensure that you get the essential updates, fresh strategies and practical advice you need.

 

Look for more information come August 2020.

View the Annual Meeting webpage for more details on this event.

Duke Leadership Program - December 2020

Duke Leadership Program

December 13–18, 2020 | Registration Deadline: October 29, 2020

  • The program teaches six dimensions of leadership and uses a personalized method for helping you develop your competencies in each of the six areas.
  • Central to the course is a 360-degree assessment tool to be completed in advance of the program by your colleagues. Each assessment is interpreted by a professional coach who will work individually with you to analyze the results and apply leadership principles to the feedback.
  • You will work with a coach to complete a Personal Development Plan (PDP) to help you become the type of leader you strive to be. The PDP will serve as a roadmap for addressing new leadership challenges after completion of the course. In addition to working with course instructors on these plans, you will be divided into small working groups to provide each other feedback.

Registration

Hard Copy (2020 courses): Please click here to download the hard copy registration form.

Please fax hard copy registration forms to (703) 527-7747 or email them to Matt Glaser at mglaser@nacd.com

 

 

 

Previous Calendar Events

 

CARES Act - Business and Personal Implications Webinar

CARES Act - Business and Personal Implications

Thursday, April 30, 2020 | Noon ET

Please join NACD on Thursday, April 30 at Noon ET for our, CARES Act - Business and Personal Implications webinar. The Cares Act provides access to money in a variety of ways to help businesses and individuals. On this webinar we will review the implications for how a business owners and non-business owners can understand and utilize this act to their benefit.

Register here.

 

Regulatory Enforcement in the Time of COVID-19

Regulatory Enforcement in the Time of COVID-19

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | 12:00 PM (EDT)

Speaker: Pete Downing, Environment & Safety Solutions

Please join NACD and Pete Downing of Environment & Safety Solutions on Tuesday, April 21 at 12 noon ET for a webinar, “Regulatory Enforcement in the time of COVID-19.” Pete will discuss recent temporary regulatory relief actions taken by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, and other agencies, what these measures mean for your company, and how to prepare for an eventual return to normal regulatory requirements and inspections. 

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Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19: A Discussion with DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19: A Discussion with DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Thursday, April 16, 2020 | 12:00 PM (EDT)

Join NACD Thursday, April 16, at Noon ET for a webinar discussion with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on the Cyber and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce. CISA developed this guidance to help state, local, and industry partners in identifying the critical infrastructure sectors and workers needed to maintain essential services such as chemical distribution during the COVID-19 crisis. During the webinar, CISA COVID-19 Action Team Leader and Associate Director for Chemical Security Dave Wulf and Government and Industry Affairs Section Chief Jonathan Buckles will provide background on the Guidance, discuss how state, local, and industry partners are using it, and answer your questions about the document and CISA’s other COVID-19 response activities. If you have questions about the Essential Workers Guidance or other government COVID-19 response items, please send them in advance to NACD’s Jennifer Gibson at jgibson@nacd.com so she can make sure our presenters cover your issues during the session.

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Emergency Paid Leave & The Family First Coronavirus Response Act: What it Means for Your Business

Emergency Paid Leave & The Family First Coronavirus Response Act: What it Means for Your Business

Friday, April 10, 2020 | 12:00 PM (EDT)

Join NACD April 10, at Noon ET for a call with Michael Shadiack, partner at Connell Foley and chair of the firm's Labor and Employment Law practice. This call will tackle new employer obligations under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act with regard to emergency paid sick leave and emergency paid medical leave. All U.S. companies with fewer than 500 employees are subject to the new guidance with certain exceptions for companies with fewer than 50.

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7th Cycle Verification Part Three: Completing your Specifications, Triumph or Tragedy?

7th Cycle Verification Jump Start Webinar Series

Part Three: Completing your Specifications, Triumph or Tragedy?

Thursday, April 9, 2020 | 12:00 PM (EDT)

Speaker: Kelly McCabe, Vice-President, Operations; Ideal Chemical & Supply Company

Jump start your 7th Cycle Verification! Building off Part Two of our webinar series, Part Three takes a closer look at the “dos” and “don’ts” to complete specifications. What are the verifiers looking for? How can you create a professional final report?

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NACD on EPA Reporting for Chemical Distributors Webinar

NACD on EPA Reporting for Chemical Distributors Webinar

Thursday, March 19, 2020 | 12:00-1:00 PM EDT

Join NACD for a webinar on “Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Reporting for Chemical Distributors”. Bergeson & Campbell regulatory expert Kathleen Roberts will present this webinar, Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 12:00 PM (EDT). The webinar will cover reporting required under the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) program, Chemical Data Reporting (CDR), and Tier II reporting under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA). Refresh your general EPA reporting knowledge and prepare for CDR reporting in 2020, which will be here before you know it. TRI reports are due July 1 and EPCRA Tier II reports are due March 1. The webinar will conclude with 10 minutes of Q&A.

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2020 Southern Region Meeting

Feb. 24 - 26, 2020

Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa
1 Resort Drive
Savannah, GA 31421

 

Learn more on the Southern Region Events page.

NACD 2020 Legislative and Regulatory Outlook Webinar

NACD 2020 Legislative and Regulatory Outlook Webinar

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Join NACD for our annual beginning-of-the year Legislative and Regulatory Outlook webinar at 12:00 PM (ET) on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. Doug Leigh and Jack Detiveaux will discuss prospects for NACD priority legislation including Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards reauthorization, the DRIVE Safe Act, infrastructure, and state-level legislation. Jennifer Gibson and Allison Tuszynski will provide updates on top regulatory issues including the regulatory reform and enforcement climate, the Section 301 China Tariffs, DOT Hours of Service rule reform, the EPA Risk Management Program, Toxic Substances Control Act developments, and more. Be prepared for what 2020 has in store on the policy front by participating in this timely webinar.

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