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Duke Management Program

Registration

For those interested in participating in the Duke Management Program please reach out to Sudina Shakya at sshakya@nacd.com to discuss current pricing and dates available.

Program Description

Translate the science of management into core strategies that help you become more effective in your everyday interactions, working alone or with a team. In the Duke Management Program you’ll learn from distinguished faculty—experts in decision making, team development, negotiation, motivation, and diversity—as you identify key obstacles to individual and team success. Through a mix of engaging case study discussions, team debriefs, and role play, you’ll explore different techniques to improve team decision-making, manage conflict, and establish a productive culture.

Webinar: Managing Solid and Hazardous Waste

  • Thursday, May 12, 2022 | Noon - 1:00 pm (ET) | Register here

Join Peter F. Downing, CHMM, President, Environment & Safety Solutions, Inc. as he discusses the end-of-life cycle of a product, up to and including disposal as solid, hazardous, regulated, or universal wastes. Participants will gain a better understanding of when a product becomes a waste, and the best practices for managing wastes.

Thank you to Shrieve Chemical Company for sponsoring this webinar!

Virtual Business Negotiation Skills

Registration

For those interested in participating in the Virtual Business Negotiation Skills please reach out to Sudina Shakya at sshakya@nacd.com to discuss current pricing and dates available.

Program Description

Negotiation is both art and science. Gaining skill in this fundamental aspect of management and leadership will ensure you achieve the best outcomes possible in business, and in life. Our Business Negotiations Skills (virtual) online program provides context on underlying dynamics in interactions, teaches techniques to wield influence in different scenarios, and gives you opportunities to practice different strategies. You’ll develop new capabilities, becoming the kind of negotiator who can capitalize on strengths while leveraging the perspectives of others around the table.

Special NACD Regulatory Virtual Training Session: Toxics Release Inventory Reporting

Special NACD Regulatory Virtual Training Session: Toxics Release Inventory Reporting

A Step-by-Step Guide to Calculating Annual Releases and Filing Accurate Reports
 
  • Thursday, May 19, 2022 | Noon - 1:30 pm (ET)

The July 1, 2022, deadline to file Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reports to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for calendar year 2021 releases is approaching quickly. To prepare, please join NACD for a special online session to train chemical distributors on how to calculate and document releases and file accurate reports.

Chemical distributors face unique challenges in TRI reporting, making it easy to overreport or underreport annual releases. Both situations should be avoided. Overreporting can make your facility appear in the eyes of the EPA and your community to be a bigger polluter than it is. Underreporting or failure to report can result in substantial EPA penalties.

During this special online training session, Peter F. Downing, CHMM, President of Environment & Safety Solutions, will teach participants how to calculate releases accurately and document them for these annual EPA reports. Attendees will receive a workbook that includes a step-by-step guide on TRI reporting. Pete will walk participants through this workbook and will discuss common pitfalls chemical distributors face when reporting and how to avoid them. Participants will leave this training session with the tools needed to complete and file 2021 TRI reports accurately.

  • NACD member price: $129.00
  • Non-member price: $179.00

Register here

Webinar: NACD Membership Resources and Benefits

  • Wednesday, June 1, 2022 | Noon - 1:00 pm (ET) | Register here

Newly updated for 2022! Hear from NACD's Membership Director, Jenni Jenkins, as she reviews the various membership resources and benefits available to NACD's members and Affiliates.

Virtual Duke Leadership Program

Registration

For those interested in participating in the Virtual Duke Leadership Program please reach out to Sudina Shakya at sshakya@nacd.com to discuss current pricing and dates available.

Program Description

When you understand your own leadership style you help your team—and the entire organization—become more effective. Designed for professionals at all levels, the Duke Leadership Program (virtual) draws on research in organizational behavior, sociology, psychology, and political science to support your individual development.

After going through a proprietary 360-degree assessment, administered by our executive coaching partner, you’ll explore the different ways you lead and identify individual challenges and opportunities. Throughout the program you’ll work one-on-one with an executive coach to interpret feedback and develop a customized plan to achieve your goals.>/p>

Financial Analysis for Non-finance Leaders

Registration

For those interested in participating in the Financial Analysis for Non-finance Leaders please reach out to Sudina Shakya at sshakya@nacd.com to discuss current pricing and dates available.

Program Description

Financial literacy is a fundamental component of management and leadership. Regardless of your role in the organization, you should understand how different decisions impact your organization’s bottom line today, and in the future. Financial Analysis for Non-Finance Leaders introduces you to the essential elements of financial reporting, including managerial and financial accounting.  You’ll learn to interpret financial statements, develop a greater understanding of the ways financial information is used as a strategic tool for decision making, and develop the capability to communicate operating, marketing, sales, and growth strategies in financial terms.

Navigating Sustainability: An Introduction to EcoVadis and Responsible Distribution's new Sustainability Code

  • Wednesday, July 13, 2022 | Noon - 1:00 pm (ET)

The topic of sustainability is growing increasingly important in today’s business and consumer world. Interested parties have higher expectations of how chemical distributors and those responsible for chemicals through the supply chain are meeting sustainability challenges. EcoVadis has emerged as one of the world's largest and most trusted providers of sustainability ratings. Hear from Tina Chetty, Account Executive, ESG Solutions, provide an introduction to EcoVadis and how NACD Responsible Distribution’s new Sustainability Code fits into their frameworks. This session will also review Corporate Social Responsibility and highlight some key examples of sustainability.

Register for this webinar

Microsoft® Office Excel®: What it Offers and How to Use it

  • Thursday, July 14, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (ET)

You have dabbled in Excel. You have entered data in a worksheet, but do you really understand what is happening with the data? If you are struggling with formatting your worksheets and wondering how to create your own formulas and functions, you will benefit from the short 3-hour introduction to Excel.

Join Stephanie Hutcheson, a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), Microsoft Office Expert (MOS), and holds the Modern Classroom Certified Trainer (MCCT) certification, as she discusses Excel concepts necessary for data setup that allows efficient reporting. Participants who have taken this workshop appreciate knowing HOW Excel works to utilize the features better.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to create and develop Excel worksheets, use and understand formula and function syntax, and format and print an Excel report.

You will:

  • Use shortcuts to efficiently navigate and select your data;
  • Create and edit an Excel workbook;
  • Perform calculations using formulas and functions;
  • Modify a worksheet and workbook;
  • Use Excel print features.

NACD member price: $79.00

Non-member price: $99.00

Register here

Microsoft® Office Excel®: Next Step

  • Thursday, July 28, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (ET)

You know what Excel does, you even know basic formulas and can create a worksheet from scratch but you are frustrated with formatting and display issues. Welcome to the world of Excel!

Join Stephanie Hutcheson, a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), Microsoft Office Expert (MOS), and holds the Modern Classroom Certified Trainer (MCCT) certification, as she explores basic and custom formatting, cell styles, themes, and conditional formatting. You will use Excel to manage multiple worksheets and larger workbooks. Excel logical, date and time, and text functions are also focused on this short 3-hour session.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will have used advanced formatting, formulas and functions and have worked with larger workbooks in an efficient manner.

You will:

  • Apply Text, Number Formats and Styles;
  • Use Conditional Formatting;
  • Manage Large Workbooks using Views and Modifications;
  • Work with Ranges and Specialized Functions.

NACD member price: $79.00

Non-member price: $99.00

Register here

ChemEdge 2022

Virtual Women Leaders: Elevating Influence and Impact

Registration

For those interested in participating in the Duke Virtual Women Leaders: Elevating Influence and Impact please reach out to Sudina Shakya at sshakya@nacd.com to discuss current pricing and dates available.

Program Description

Despite advancements in workplace diversity and inclusion, one of the most enduring challenges is the underrepresentation of women (and, by definition, the overrepresentation of men) in leadership positions, especially at the top ranks of an organization. Differences in leadership styles and unconscious biases often affect the opportunities and roles available to women. Navigating this environment requires an understanding of the dynamics at the top levels of the workplace and developing strategies to address any misalignments. In this program, you will critically examine the issues facing women who aspire to hold leadership positions. You’ll also explore the strategies employed by those who have successfully navigated to top organizational roles. In a supportive, live-virtual environment, you will explore the latest research on women in business, discuss best practices, and reflect on how you can be a more effective leader when managing and navigating the corporate landscape.

Virtual Financial Analysis for Non-Finance Leaders

Registration

For those interested in participating in the Duke Virtual Financial Analysis for Non-Finance Leaders please reach out to Sudina Shakya at sshakya@nacd.com to discuss current pricing and dates available.

Program Description

Financial literacy is a fundamental component of management and leadership. Regardless of your role in your organization, you should understand how different decisions impact your organization’s bottom line today, and in the future. Virtual Financial Analysis for Non-Finance Leaders introduces you to the essential elements of financial reporting, including managerial and financial accounting. You’ll learn to interpret financial statements, develop a greater understanding of the ways financial information is used as a strategic tool for decision making, and develop the capability to communicate operating, marketing, sales, and growth strategies in financial terms.

Leading Business Strategy through Operational Excellence

Registration

For those interested in participating in the Leading Business Strategy through Operational Excellence please reach out to Sudina Shakya at sshakya@nacd.com to discuss current pricing and dates available.

Program Description

Business success requires a close alignment between a firm’s strategy and the processes it uses in its day-to-day work. Connecting operations and strategy generally leads to improved profitability and increased market share. A deep understanding of the challenges an operational process can face, how to evaluate the cost to the organization of those challenges, and therefore how to select the best available options for addressing challenges, is necessary when your expanding responsibilities include operations functions. You need to know how to respond when supply doesn't match demand, when there is a shortage of labor or materials, or when faced with a new competitor.

 

Duke Communication for Leaders Program

Registration

For those interested in participating in the Duke Communication for Leaders Program please reach out to Sudina Shakya at sshakya@nacd.com to discuss current pricing and dates available.

Program Description

Today’s multi-platform media environment creates unique issues whether you’re navigating a communications crisis or building your brand. When your audience is diverse—culturally, generationally, geographically, or philosophically—agility in messaging becomes even more important. Designed for professionals who seek to increase their influence, Communication for Leaders teaches disciplined communications strategies that can improve your performance in different contexts. Experience with social media is not required.

Virtual Duke Management Program

Registration

For those interested in participating in the Virtual Duke Management Program please reach out to Sudina Shakya at sshakya@nacd.com to discuss current pricing and dates available.

Program Description

Any business’s knowledge is divided across people – IT, finance, marketing, operations. These diverse perspectives are what allow a company to achieve much more than any one individual. The focus of the Virtual Duke Management Program is to help you put the diverse expertise of others into action—to motivate and coordinate it. The goal of this program is to give you core insights about how best to organize people.

The Virtual Duke Management Program will accomplish this goal by focusing on the basic principles you can draw on to analyze and improve performance in organizations. Effective leaders understand the importance of systems for coordinating and motivating people, and organizing and distributing work. We will examine basic principles for designing effective systems.

Duke Leadership Program

Registration

For those interested in participating in the Duke Leadership Program please reach out to Sudina Shakya at sshakya@nacd.com to discuss current pricing and dates available.

Program Description

When you understand your own leadership style you help your team—and the entire organization—become more effective. Designed for professionals at all levels, the Duke Leadership Program draws on research in organizational behavior, sociology, psychology, and political science to support your individual development.

After going through a Six Domains of Leadership 360-degree assessment, administered by our executive coaching partner, you’ll explore the different ways you lead and identify individual challenges and opportunities. Throughout the program you’ll work one-on-one with an executive coach to interpret feedback and develop a customized plan to achieve your goals.

Annual Meeting 2022

  • November 7-10, 2022 | Coronado, CA 

Virtual Duke Leadership, Diversity, and Race Program

Registration

For those interested in participating in the Virtual Duke Leadership, Diversity, and Race Program please reach out to Sudina Shakya at sshakya@nacd.com to discuss current pricing and dates available.

Program Description

Diversity can be a great force for organizations. Academic research and corporate business reports are replete with studies that associate diversity with greater innovation, superior decision-making, better business strategies, and improved financial performances. Once viewed as tangential to the principal tenets of business operations, diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts are now publicly acclaimed as organizational priorities, as companies increasingly recognize that a diverse workforce can help them to facilitate a competitive advantage in their respective industries. However, despite the public declarations, social inequity persists across countless organizations and corporations. What is the disconnect?

The Virtual Leadership, Diversity, and Race program critically examines the issues facing organizations who aspire to capitalize on the synergies of a diverse workforce, and how barriers such as implicit bias and systemic racism can sometimes prevent this from occurring. In our supportive virtual classroom environment, you'll gain an in-depth understanding of how focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion can enhance your organization and team goals, and also gain insight into tools that can help dismantle any barriers that may prohibit your organization’s ability to do so. We will explore the latest research, discuss best practices, and reflect on how you can make a significant impact when navigating and leveraging diversity, equity, and inclusion in your organization.

 

 

 

Previous Calendar Events

 

2022 Western Region Meeting

Webinar: Sneak Peek Beyond the 7th Cycle

  • Thursday, April 14, 2022 | Noon - 1:00 pm (ET) | Register here

Did you miss the Spring Responsible Distribution Workshop and the sneak peek of what is coming beyond the 7th Cycle? Hear Caroline Brooks, NACD's Director Responsible Distribution, deliver this session again as a webinar. Be ahead of the curve and start preparing your program for the changes coming to Responsible Distribution in 2023.

Virtual Leading Business Strategy Through Operational Excellence Program

Registration

For those interested in participating in the Duke Virtual Leading Business Strategy Through Operational Excellence Program please reach out to Sudina Shakya at sshakya@nacd.com to discuss current pricing and dates available.

Program Description

Organizations create products or services that are demanded by a market. An automobile manufacturer produces cars that consumers drive; a restaurant produces food that customers eat; a consulting firm produces recommendations that clients consider; a hospital provides care that patients require. A firm’s operations are the processes, resources, and capabilities that together produce its goods and services. In the best organizations, excellent operations do not just “happen”—they are carefully designed to align with, and enable, the overall strategy of the firm.

In this program, you will learn how to understand and analyze the operations of your firm, and how to design effective operations strategies that align with your organization's strategic goals.

Virtual Creating a Data-Driven Culture Program

Registration

For those interested in participating in the Virtual Creating a Data-Driven Culture Program please reach out to Sudina Shakya at sshakya@nacd.com to discuss current pricing and dates available.

Program Description

Today’s businesses are being transformed through data sciences and advanced analytics such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. As your organization develops strategies to compete with other information-enabled businesses, your team will need a supportive culture and new capabilities to operate effectively.

Across all industry segments, businesses are transitioning to high-performance, data-driven enterprises. Facing tradeoffs in where and how they operate and compete for customers, businesses are turning to exponentially-growing volumes of data--their own as well as data collected by third parties--to help them understand customer preferences, optimize capital investments, or drive operational efficiencies. Beyond historical reporting, predictive and prescriptive analytics can guide both your strategic decisions and your operational performance. However, leveraging these new analytic capabilities requires new institutional competencies for gathering, analyzing, intepreting, and acting upon the insights you derive from your data.

Virtual Creating a Data-Driven Culture will introduce you to the strategies and competencies required to compete with data-driven operating models and cultures. Although the strategies, skills, and approaches covered in this live-online program apply to all industries, this course uses the health care industry to illustrate the concepts, methods, and actions required for transformation.

Duke Leadership Program

Registration

For those interested in participating in the Duke Leadership Program please reach out to Sudina Shakya at sshakya@nacd.com to discuss current pricing and dates available.

Program Description

When you understand your own leadership style you help your team—and the entire organization—become more effective. Designed for professionals at all levels, the Virtual Duke Leadership Program draws on research in organizational behavior, sociology, psychology, and political science to support your individual development. After going through a proprietary 360-degree assessment, administered by our executive coaching partner, you’ll explore the different ways you lead and identify individual challenges and opportunities. Throughout the program you’ll work one-on-one with an executive coach to interpret feedback and develop a customized plan to achieve your goals.

Spring Responsible Distribution Workshop

What's your reason for cultivating a culture of safety at your company? Are you passionate about decreasing the occurrences of safety incidents? Did you know that you can save thousands on insurance expenses? Need better documentation of company policies? Make Responsible Distribution not just a requirement, but an ongoing practice of excellence at our Spring Responsible Distribution Workshop. Join us as we deep-dive into the codes and set up sustainable systems of excellence to employ throughout your operations. And, as a bonus, workshop attendees will get an exclusive first look at the future of the Responsible Distribution program!

Thank you to our Responsible Distribution Workshop sponsorsAIG/AxonBarentzBluePalletBrenntagCellmark Basic MaterialsHarcros Chemicals Inc.LeBaronBrown Specialties—AIC/CharkitRiteksTRInternational, and Univar Solutions!

Spring Regulatory Workshop

Between EPA and OSHA, compliance fees are becoming frighteningly astronomical. Can your company afford to fall out of compliance? Don't let an ever-changing regulatory landscape put your company at risk. Join regulatory experts at our Spring Regulatory Workshop as they demonstrate how NACD's resources can help you stay ahead of the curve on hot-button regulatory issues.

Thank you to our Regulatory Workshop sponsor: Brainerd Chemical Company, Inc.!

Virtual Financial Analysis for Non-Finance Leaders

Registration

For those interested in particpating in the Duke Financial Analysis for Non-Finance Leaders please reach out to Sudina Shakya at sshakya@nacd.com to discuss current pricing and dates available.

Program Description

Financial literacy is a fundamental component of management and leadership. Regardless of your role in your organization, you should understand how different decisions impact your organization’s bottom line today, and in the future. Virtual Financial Analysis for Non-Finance Leaders introduces you to the essential elements of financial reporting, including managerial and financial accounting. You’ll learn to interpret financial statements, develop a greater understanding of the ways financial information is used as a strategic tool for decision making, and develop the capability to communicate operating, marketing, sales, and growth strategies in financial terms.

The Dangers (Real and Imagined) of Digitalization

  • Thursday, Jan 27, 2022 | Noon - 1:00 pm (ET) | Register here

Digitalization and e-commerce promise exponential opportunities and explosive growth, but it’s not without its pitfalls and potential missteps. From managing regulatory compliance to fraud detection, these challenges become exponentially larger when operating in the digital landscape. And with the speed of innovation, the environment continues to change dramatically from moment to moment. Join Caroline Brooks, NACD, as she speaks with Patrick Salome, Chief Product Officer - Blue Pallet. Randy Hampton, Managing Partner - Axon Underwriting Services to understand the challenges and solutions that exist for e-commerce.

 

Thank you to Riteks, Inc. for sponsoring this webinar!

 

NACD 2022 Legislative and Regulatory Outlook

  • Thursday, Jan 20, 2022 | Noon - 1:00 pm (ET) | Register here

Join NACD for our annual beginning-of-the-year Legislative and Regulatory Outlook webinar at 12:00 PM (ET) on Thursday, January 20, 2022. During this session, the NACD Legislative Affairs Team will discuss what actions to expect from Congress on issues such as the supply chain crisis. The Regulatory Affairs Team will then review top regulatory issues including agency enforcement activities and the status of OSHA’s updates to the Hazard Communication Standard. Finally, the team will discuss tools you can use and ways you can be involved to best protect your business.

 

Thank you to Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. for sponsoring this webinar!

Superfund Tax Reinstatement – What Does This Mean for Chemical Manufacturers/Importers and Distributors?

  • Tuesday, January 18, 2022 | Noon - 1:00 pm (ET) | Register here

The newly enacted Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (“Infrastructure Act”) has revived and doubled the long-expired “Superfund” excise taxes on selected chemicals. Under the Infrastructure Act, beginning July 1, 2022, manufacturers, producers and importers will be responsible for an excise tax on a universe of 42 chemicals, or on substances made from them, which will be directed to the Hazardous Substance Superfund Trust Fund. Please join NACD on Tuesday, January 18 for an important webinar on these reinstated taxes during which experts from the law firm of Baker Botts will review the details of the taxes, discuss how they will be implemented, and answer your questions.

 

 Thank you to TRInternational, Inc. for sponsoring this webinar!

NACD 2022 Kick-Off Town Hall

  • Tuesday, January 11, 2022 | Noon - 1:00 pm (ET) | Register here

NACD welcomes you to our 2022 kick-off town hall meeting. Our host for the meeting, President and CEO, Eric Byer, will run through a number of topics to help members and Affiliates prepare for their year and understand how to best utilize their NACD membership in 2022! This meeting will include topics such as:

  • 2021 Highlights
  • 2022 Meetings/Events Calendar
  • Policy Agenda Briefing; a sneak peak of what we will discuss during the January 20 Legislative and Regulatory Outlook webinar, register for that webinar here
  • NACD Committee Openings Overview; Understanding NACD Committees and How to Join
  • Responsible Distribution Highlights; The Conclusion of the 7th Cycle and What's Next

Join in, plan to ask lots of questions, and learn about NACD's strategy for 2022.

 

Thank you to E21 ERP for sponsoring this webinar!