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Before, During & After – Five Steps to Effective Crisis Communications

  • Tuesday, January 10, 2023 | 3:00 - 4:00 pm (ET) | Register here

When you have an incident, public attention from the media and social media can come fast and furious. Splitting your attention between incident response and Code VII Responsible Distribution communications can be a huge challenge. It gets exponentially easier when you plan ahead, acquire the right tools, and train your team. n this webinar, Founder and CEO of SituationHub, Gerard Braud, shares five secrets to making your worse day far less painful.

In this program we will discuss:

  • Adopting a “Be Prepared” attitude
  • How & why to budget for preparedness
  • The power of a Vulnerability Assessment
  • Write a plan for the fast & furious
  • Automate your media & stakeholder statements
  • Manipulate & master media interviews
  • Exercise makes you stronger

Thank you to E21 ERP for sponsoring this webinar!

Microsoft® Office Excel®: Excel Essentials: Getting to know Excel Features and Capabilities

  • Tuesday, January 17, 2023 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (ET) | Register here

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: $119

Non-member price: $139


2023 NACD Legislative and Regulatory Outlook

  • Thursday, January 19, 2023 | Noon - 1:00 pm (ET) | Register here

Join the NACD policy team for our annual beginning-of-the year Legislative and Regulatory Outlook webinar. With the Biden Administration going into its third year and a brand-new Congress that has Republicans now in control of the House, 2023 promises to bring more regulatory activity from the agencies and more oversight from Capitol Hill. Jennifer Gibson, Analisa Puzzanghero, and Nick Breslin of the NACD Regulatory Team will discuss the latest developments on the Superfund Tax, EPA regulations, the long-awaited OSHA Hazard Communication Standard updates, predictions for trade policy, regulations, and more. Doug Leigh and Brian Callahan of the Legislative Team will discuss what to expect from Congress on these and other issues, including the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards, which are set to expire in July. Be prepared for what 2023 has in store on the policy front by participating in this timely webinar.

Thank you to Brenntag, Harcros, Inc., LBB Specialties, and Univar Solutions for sponsoring this webinar!

Pricing Manager Certification Program

NACD is partnering with ActVantage to offer a Pricing Manager Certification Program. The program provides a proven, practical approach to managing your pricing – equipping you with the tools and mindset necessary to assess your current margin performance and processes, identify gaps, understand best practices, and ultimately implement them to align value creation (customer experience) with value capture (profitable growth).

Training schedule 

  • Week 1: January 24 & 26, 2023 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (ET)
  • Week 2: January 31 & February 2, 2023 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (ET)
  • Week 3: February 7 & 9, 2023 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (ET)
  • Week 4: February 14 & 16, 2023 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (ET)

The program will focus on FIVE competencies

  • Value Creation vs. Value Capture Trade-off (Sales Management and Pricing)
  • Critical Pricing Drivers (Six Faces of Your Pricing Cube)
  • Customer Stratification (Value-Based Approach)
  • Item-level Profitability (Value Drivers and Drainers)
  • Pricing Risk Mitigation (Cost-plus or List Price)

For this new certification program, we have partnered with ActVantage.


    Pradip Krishnadevarajan, Co-Founder, ActVantage

    Pradip is passionate about using an approach that combines data and coaching to help companies drive profitable growth. He is recognized in the industry as a thought leader, with 15 plus years of experience assisting hundreds of companies directly.

    Senthil Gunasekaran, Co-Founder, ActVantage

    Senthil is passionate about driving profitable growth through analytics. An engineer at heart, he brings a quantitative approach to business challenges, leading to unbiased solutions to optimize value.

    Member Price: $1,500
    Non-member Price: $2,100

    Microsoft® Office Excel®: Next Step

    • Tuesday, January 24, 2023 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (ET) | Register here

    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: $119

    Non-member price: $139


    NACD Town Hall 2023

    • Tuesday, January 31, 2023 | Noon - 1:00 pm (ET) | Register here

    NACD welcomes you to our 2023 kick-off town hall meeting. Led by President and CEO, Eric Byer, this meeting will include topics such as:

    • 2022 Highlights
    • 2023 Event Calendar
    • Policy Agenda Briefing
    • Committee Openings Overview
    • Responsible Distribution 2023.

    Join in to ask questions and learn about NACD's plans for 2023.

    Thank you Brainerd Chemical Company, Inc. and Superior Industrial Solutions, Inc. for sponsoring this webinar.

    Get the Meeting No One Else Can with the NACD Chemical Industry Intel Engine

    • Thursday, February 2, 2023 | Noon - 1:00 pm (ET) | Register here

    In this webinar, CEO of Intel Engine’s Sam Richter will discuss the convergence (or confusion) of “marketing suspects” and “sales prospects” and how the NACD Intel Engine bridges the gap between the two. The webinar will include best practices for email and LinkedIn outreach, plus a live demonstration of the NACD Chemical Industry Intel Engine and how to use it to find new sales opportunities, decision makers, and a whole lot more.

    Sustainability Principals and Practices: Good for Business and the World

    • Tuesday, February 7, 2023 | Noon - 1:00 pm (ET) | Register here

    Join Mary Draves, former Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President of Environmental Health and Safety for Dow, Inc in a candid and pragmatic discussion on practical application of sustainability programs, goals and concepts to benefit your business and how these will enhance opportunities for possible future growth. Draves will share her perspective on the current Environmental, Social and Governance landscape, what could we expect next, how you might approach topics from climate to culture, and the benefit to your business and customer needs. This session will provide the opportunity for a robust dialogue with members in an open question and answer portion.

    Responsible Distribution 2023 – Navigating changes, New Resources and Planning Your Verification

    • Tuesday, February 14, 2023 | 11:00 AM - Noon (ET) | Register here

    A new era of Responsible Distribution is officially here! Join Caroline Brooks, NACD’s Director Responsible Distribution as she reviews the program and specification level changes, updated resources (including the enhance Verification Dashboard) and how to navigate planning your next verification.

    How to Expand Your Brand Recognition with NACD

    • Tuesday, February 21, 2023 | Noon - 1:00 pm (ET) | Register here

    Are you interested in getting your organization in front of NACD’s vast membership? Not sure where to start, or looking for a low-level investment to begin that journey? Join NACD’s Director of Communications, Aileen Smith, to gain an understanding of the many ways, free and paid, to increase your company’s brand awareness among NACD members and Affiliates. During this short webinar, Aileen will go over digital and print advertising and the vast opportunities available to represent your company as a thought leader through NACD content.

    Digital Opportunity for Chemical Distribution: Why and How

    • Tuesday, March 21, 2023 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm (ET) | Register here

    Jay Bhatia, CEO & Founder of Agilis Commerce, will bring expertise on major trends digitalization of commerce in the chemical industry. Specifically,

    • What opportunity digital commerce presents for the chemical industry?
    • What are chemical buyers and producers preferences?
    • Why should digitalization be on every distributor’s radar and part of your strategy?
    • What options are available for offering digital experience to your customers?
    • Success stories (examples) of adoption in chemical distribution
    • Factors you need to consider before and after adoption

    Join in to ask questions and see if it’s time to start your digitalization journey.




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