The 2017 August Responsible Distribution Workshop will be on August 15 at the Omni Nashville in Nashville, TN, preceding ChemEdge.
Improved online registration! The new system features:
Please contact Donna Thomas for questions.
Omni Nashville Hotel
250 5th Ave. S
Nashville, TN 37203
NACD Room Rate: $198/night (Single/Double)
Make your reservation online or by calling: 1-(800) THE-OMNI (843-6664) and be sure to reference NACD ChemEdge 2017 when making your reservations.
Reservation Deadline: July 24, 2017
If you are unable to reserve rooms at the Omni Nashville for your selected dates, please make your room reservations at the Hyatt Place. This hotel is located two blocks from the Omni.
301 3rd Ave. S
Nashville, TN 37201
NACD Room Rates:
Make your reservation online or by calling (615) 687-9995 and be sure to reference NACD ChemEdge 2017.
Reservation Deadline: July 15, 2017
NOTE: Be wary of travel agency scams: If anyone claiming to be associated with a travel agency and/or “convention housing” contacts you with an offer for booking a hotel room, do NOT provide them with your contact or payment information. This is a scam. NACD does not contract with such firms.
In some cases, these companies falsely claim to be the official housing bureau or room representative for ChemEdge. We have NOT contracted with any company to serve as our representative. Hotel rooms can only be reserved directly with the hotel, through the phone numbers and website links listed above.
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017
|8:00 am - 9:00 am||
NACD’s Caroline Kramer will present an overview on the Responsible Distribution Dashboard to assist members as they complete the steps needed for their 6th cycle Responsible Distribution program. This session is geared towards those who have not yet started entering information into the dashboard or have specific dashboard-related questions. Please email email@example.com to sign up.
8:00 am - 8:30 am
|Welcome and Introductions|
|8:30 am - 9:45 am||
Get caught up on all the requirements and expectations for the 6th cycle of Responsible Distribution. During this session, we will review frequently asked questions, explore verifier observations from early verifications, discuss what should and shouldn’t be included in the specifications, and more.
|9:45 am - 10:00 am||
|10:00 am - 10:45 am||
Looking to enhance (or even start) your Responsible Distribution program? This session will look at how NACD’s program as well as Responsible Care, ISO, and other management systems are leading the way in procedures and best practice techniques. Take these models and learn how to maximize the effectiveness of your own program!
|10:45 am - 11:30 am||
What does Code IX: Product Stewardship require your company to know about your customers? Join us as we discuss the importance of researching and getting to know your customer. Today, more than ever before, it is important to know your customer, especially since the spotlight in our industry has been on security-related and product stewardship issues.
|11:30 am - 12:30 pm||
|12:30 pm - 1:30 pm||
One representative from each Responsible Distribution Adviser company will discuss issues they have observed (or witnessed) in working with NACD members. Some of the key areas to discuss include how a new company gets started with Responsible Distribution, comparing Responsible Distribution verifications with the audit process for regulatory agencies, and how to ramp up for the 6th cycle. Learn solutions and strategies to these and other issues and how to avoid common challenges. Be sure to bring your questions for our expert panel and expect a dynamic Q&A session!
|1:30 pm - 2:45 pm||
And…Action! Don’t miss your Responsible Distribution Committee Members and peers acting out specific verification scenarios! Learn from and help critique the role-playing scenes based on the acceptable (or not so acceptable) responses from the code coordinator, senior management, verifiers, and more. Highlighted scenes include carrier selection, preforming internal audits, emergency response, and documentation of security.
|2:45 pm - 3:00 pm||
|3:00 pm - 4:15 pm||
Back by popular demand with a new and improved format and updated content! This interactive session will group attendees into teams to test their knowledge on a wide range of Responsible Distribution-related questions!
|4:15 pm - 4:45 pm||Q&A|
|5:30 pm - 6:30 pm||
Take advantage of half - and full-day "turnkey" workshops at your facilities! You tell us what type of Responsible Distribution training your team needs, and we'll customize and deliver training at your location.
Customized Responsible Distribution Training will:
The 2017 February Responsible Distribution Workshop was on February 7-8 in Long Beach, CA.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
|Responsible Distribution 101
Mike Lang and Caroline Kramer, NACD
|Timeline and Beyond, What to Do and When
David Rivers, R&S Compliance
|Gap Analysis and Self-Assessment Report (SAR) Overview
Jake Taylor, Kestrel Management LLC
Allison Tuszynski, NACD
|Chemical Industry Council of California Update
Tom Jacob, Chemical Industry Council of California
|Major vs. Minor Deficiencies
Pete Downing, Environment & Safety Solutions
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Jesse Kunes, Kestral Management LLC
|New Online Dashboard Demo
Caroline Kramer, NACD
|How to Write Policies and Procedures
J'on Rider, Gallade Chemical, Inc.
Lisa Burchi, Bergeson & Campbell
|New Specification: “Media Training”
Oliver Schmidt, C4CS, LLC
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We are continuing to provide the best content for code coordinators on Responsible Distribution as well as other information for the entire chemical industry that is hard to come by...all in one place!
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Bring your Responsible Distribution Manual, Standard Operating Procedures, or other documents and be prepared to roll up your sleeves for Responsible Distribution!
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