HARDI’s Emerging Leader Summer Conference will help up-and-coming industry leaders learn to develop long-term strategic plans to be utilized in his/her own journey to the top.
The conference line-up includes renowned industry executives as well as additional experts that will share experiences and insights that will help attendees plan for their futures.
Who is an Emerging Leader?
An Emerging Leader is any employee of a distributor or supplier member who has been recognized as having the talent and potential to someday advance to the executive level of the organization.
Sometimes, as in the cases of family-owned companies, this is the next generation owner. Other times this is an unrelated (but still high-potential) individual who is on the way to the top.
Executive $650 | Social $150
Brian Kight is a multi-industry leader on the topics of leadership, culture, and behavior. He provides simple systems that produce exceptional results for organizations, teams, and people. Simple, clear, and immediately actionable. Brian applies the timeless “physics” of performance to the most important challenges in life and business. As the CEO at Focus 3, Brian has worked for over a decade directly with all levels of executives and associates.
“The R Factor”
The most complex variable in your world is not the circumstances you encounter or the results you’re trying to produce. The most complex variable is the behavior of people in Response to those situations. You don’t control Events. You don’t control Outcomes. You earn Outcomes based on the discipline of your Response.
Behavior — not talent, technology, or tactics — is the driving force of strategic success. Elite results require Discipline-driven behavior. The hardest thing to do is execute simple things with discipline.
It’s old guard meets new blood. The HVACR distribution industry’s veterans gather to meet with the up-and-comers to share valuable experience and advice. Mentorship relationships are essential to well-rounded professional development, and this is a great opportunity to establish or build upon those relationships. Past attendees attribute this session as one of the most impactful at the Emerging Leaders Summer Conference.
Clue: The Scavenger Hunt
First introduced almost 65 years ago, the popular mystery board game Clue takes on a whole new dimension in this hilarious team building scavenger hunt involving mystery, treasure hunting, and teamwork. The game’s perpetual victim, Mr. Boddy, has been murdered! You have a pretty good idea when it happened – after all, the body is still warm. But, as a team of top detectives, your group still has to piece together the rest of the puzzle. Who? Where? How?
As in the musical and game, each player has a dirty secret they’d rather keep just that—secret. Teams have to work together to succeed, but also have to cooperate with competing teams to identify the murder weapon and in which room. The first team to complete this final phase wins, basking in the glory that comes with solving a tough case.
Working Networking Lunch
Attendees will form roundtables to discuss the book, Above the Line: Lessons in Leadership and Life from a Championship Season by Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer. The book and lessons within directly tie into speaker Brian Kight’s session, since Focus 3’s E + R = O formula is used by Meyer in the book and on the field.
Welcome to one of the most unique bars you will ever set foot in. Pins Mechanical is the darling of the Columbus nightlife scene, with a facility that boasts a combination of a bowling alley with craft beer in the heart of the city. A social destination, Pins features duckpin bowling, 40+ pinball machines & many more ‘old school’ entertainment options… Craft Beer & Classic Cocktails! Don’t forget to check out the food truck corner, which hosts a different local favorite every night!
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
50 N 3rd St.
Columbus, OH 43215
Room rate: $155/night
5:30 – 6:00 PM First Timers Session
6:00 – 7:00 PM Opening Reception
7:30 – 8:30 AM Networking Breakfast
8:30 – 11:30 AM Speaker: Brian Kight
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Working Lunch
1:15 – 4:15 PM Teambuilding Activity: Clue: The Scavenger Hunt
6:00 – 9:00 PM Social Activity: Pins Mechanical
8:30 – 9:30 AM Networking Breakfast
9:30 – 12:30 PM Mentor-Led Roundtables
12:30 – 1:30 PM Networking Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 PM Distributor Tour
*Agenda is tentative