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Experts on motivation; Leadership; Succession planning; Contracts; SLDF cases; planning for growth; inspiring high performers; attracting, retaining, and building young leaders; Supply chain issues & escalation; and Economic update

Session and Speaker Information

Thursday - March 9, 2023

Tom Tibodeau, Distinguished Professor of Servant Leadership at Viterbo University

Breakfast and Keynote Speaker: Tom Thibodeau

Thursday, March 9, 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Tom is the Distinguished Professor of Servant Leadership at Viterbo University where he has taught for thirty-five years. He is the founder of the Master of Arts in Servant Leadership degree at Viterbo, the only master’s degree of its kind in the nation. He is a founding member of the Place of Grace hospitality house which had been serving meals and human dignity for twenty years. He regularly speaks to national audiences on the developing servant leadership movement.



Planning for Growth & Success

Thursday, March 9, 8:40 am - 9:40 am

Get ready to take away tangible and useful information that can transform your chapter and company. Successful planning is both a science and an art. From how to host a great planning session to following through on implementing those plans, you'll learn from experienced, chapter leaders and ASA staff in this practical AND critical session.



Contracts & SLDF Cases - ASA Attorneys' Council

Thursday, March 9, 9:50 am - 10:50 am

Who better to discuss the real meaning and dangers hidden in the fine print of contract language, as well as providing examples of court cases ASA has battled and won as part of our Subcontractors' Legal Defense initiatives, than the lawyers who do it daily.

Chris Cassidy, NASA Astronaut, Navy SEAL, CEO and President of the National Medal of Honor Museum

Chris Cassidy - NASA Astronaut, Navy SEAL, CEO and President of the National Medal of Honor Museum

Thursday, March 9, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Chris motivates audiences with his adrenaline-pumping journey across the sea, air, land, and space - demonstrating how it’s in all of us to thrive in clutch moments to achieve our goals, and the importance of effective leadership along the way.

Friday - March 10, 2023


Breakfast Speaker - Coming Soon!

Friday, March 10, 8:00 am - 9:00 am


Young leadership

Cultivating Young Leaders - ASA members

Friday, March 10, 9:10 am - 10:10 am

How do you make sure your chapter remains relevant and an indispensable part of a rapidly-changing construction industry? Develop a thriving young leaders group! Just as companies develop talent into future leaders, chapters need to do the same. Marketing/communications efforts, membership growth, board/committee participation all improve when there is "new blood." Moderated by Marcey Walsh of Dale Carnegie Training, she helps organizations use a neuro-based system to engage and retain their GenZ employees for greater productivity. Hear from three chapters who successfully created and sustain young leaders groups. This will be a game-changer!

Succession planning

Succession Planning Panel - ASA members

Friday, March 10, 10:20 am - 11:20 am

When to plan, how to plan, when to seek counsel and how to place a value on your business in preparation for its for sale. Your peers will discuss the pitfalls, challenges and their successes in planning their exit, while ensuring the business continues to thrive. Additionally, succession planning ensures that there is no leadership vacuum after the retirement or exit of a senior officer in the organization. In the case of a family business, it ensures that the business continues to run even after the exit or death of important persons in the business. Are you ready?

supply chain

The Impact of Supply Chain Management and Inflation - ASA members

Friday, March 10, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

How to manage the ups and downs, and what can we do contractually and through negotiation, to better our position?


The Significant Challenges of Employee Recruitment and Retention - ASA members

Friday, March 10, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

What are others doing to effectively work through these challenges, even more exacerbated, post COVID? What recruitment and retention strategies work for you, and how do you continue to motivate your employees? Panelists include: Jamie Hasty, SESCO Management Consultants; Robert Abney, FL Crane.


Economic Update - ASA members

Friday, March 10, 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

What's the job market look like these days? Where's it going? Inflation? How do international events impact our industry? Why? Find out the trends and forecasts for the construction industry.

More speaker information coming soon....Keep checking!