The 2023 educational program includes a variety of targeted sessions where industry experts and thought leaders share strategies to help improve efficiency, implement best practices, and grow operations
Please note that not every session is included in the registration packages but can be purchased separately. Some of these sessions have limited attendance.
Fleet Management 101 (Wednesday, March 8, 9 am – 4 pm): Conducted by Mercury Associates Inc., North America’s largest dedicated fleet management consulting firm, this seminar offers an introduction to important elements of an effective fleet management program. If you’re new to fleet management or a business owner, agency director, procurement or finance official who serves as the de facto fleet manager in your organization, this workshop is for you. Topics include maintenance program design and shop operations management; outsourcing and supplier management; performance measurement and benchmarking; managing vehicle total cost of ownership; and fleet replacement.
Generation Next Leadership Workshop & Networking Reception: EQ + TQ = Positive Workplace Climate (Wednesday, March 8, 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm): Managing your staff’s emotional intelligence (EQ) with their teamwork intelligence (TQ) will bring about sustainable transformation in your workplace climate. Coach Moncrief will discuss EQ components such as improving relationships, assisting one another, showing respect, making empathy real and communicating efficiently. He will also address TQ components like building trust, having resolve, recognizing responsibility and giving 100% effort. Learn practical strategies from an experienced professional basketball player and coach that will not only improve but transform your workplace climate.
Indiana LTAP Fleet Educational Program: The Importance of Selecting the Right Equipment for Your Municipal Fleet (Thursday, March 9, 9:30 am – 11:30 am): During this session, the Indiana Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) will compare and contrast how equipment has changed over time and illustrate why having the right equipment can make all the difference. Change is inevitable, but improvement is not. Come see how we can use change to improve and be ready for tomorrow.
Creating a Roadmap to Increase Truck Dealer Commercial Vehicle Sales (Thursday, March 9, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm): With current marketplace challenges, it’s easy to sit back and wait for economic improvement before taking action to increase sales. However, there is no better time than now to employ innovative business improvement strategies and overcome obstacles to gain new customers.This session will provide a blueprint for success to help your commercial vehicle business grow and prosper.
Leadership Journeys – Highlighting Diverse Experiences (Thursday, March 9, 10 am – 11:30 am): Leaders from various segments of the commercial vehicle community will share their unique experiences and pathways to success during this interactive panel conversation. Hear diverse perspectives, insights and challenges overcome on their journeys to leadership in the work truck industry.
Purdue Road School: Indiana Statutes and Rules for Professional Engineering Licensure (Thursday, March 9, 1 pm – 2 pm): This session will cover Indiana Code vs. Indiana Administrative Code, selected statutes and rules applied to the practice of engineering, registration by comity, registrant’s seal, computer-based testing for FE and PE exams, rules for continuing education, audits, board structure, and threats to professional licensure.
Purdue Road School: Professionalism and Ethics in the Practice of Engineering (Thursday, March 9, 2 pm – 3 pm): This session will review the new American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Code of Ethics, National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) Code of Ethics, rules of professional conduct in Indiana statutes and rules, reporting violations, the basis for making ethical decisions, NSPE Ethics Reference Guide, and NSPE Board of Ethical Review.