Automotive Week aftermarket forums focus on worker productivity

Oct 18, 2012

Six out of the 32 Learning Forum sessions at the 2012 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas during the October-November Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week will focus on ways to enhance employee productivity.

All AAPEX Learning Forum sessions are accredited by the University of the Aftermarket toward the Automotive Aftermarket Professional (AAP) and Master Automotive Aftermarket Professional (MAAP) designations, according to an AAPEX press release.

Shawn Parr of Bulldog Drummond will present “Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch: Why and How to Define and Nurture Your Company’s Culture,” which will cover the benefits and building blocks of strong culture in order to realize long-term business success.

“Causes of Fake Work: Paths to Real Work” and “Strategy-Alignment Execution: Linking the Real World to Organization Issues” will be presented by Brent Peterson of Work Itself Group. “Causes of Fake Work” will help attendees rethink the work that is being done in offices, cubicles, product distribution centers and manufacturing facilities to make sure employees’ work contributions are relevant and real. “Strategy-Alignment Execution” will address how company leaders and managers can translate strategy to individual employees to facilitate engagement and implementation.

Jay Forte, Humanetrics, will cover the issue of identifying and nurturing natural leadership abilities in “Who Has the Right Stuff to Lead? How to Develop Your Next Generation of Leaders.” Forte will also introduce how to create expectations that hold employees accountable for their performance in “When You Aren’t Watching, Are They Really Working? How to Manage a Remote Work Force.”

Finally, in “Can’t We All Just Get Along? Working with Generations X and Y (and Everyone Else),” Bill Haas of Haas Performance Consulting will cover the different approaches to coaching, managing and leading employees of different generations to work together effectively.

Learning sessions are offered at no cost and will begin Oct. 29, the day before the official start of AAPEX, and run through Nov. 1 at the Venetian Hotel, on the Venetian/Palazzo Congress Center Level 1, Marco Polo Rooms 701-706.  To learn more about the Learning Forum sessions or to register for the expo, visit the AAPEX website.