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AGC Oregon-Columbia Chapter 2013 Summer ConventionJoin us at the 2013 Summer Convention, presented by Anchor Insurance & Surety, Inc. We have an all-star lineup of speakers, who will inform and inspire you to be a better leader, advocate, and member of the community and industry.

Friday, August 9

Opening Keynote

Sponsored by Jordan Ramis, PC and Gerding Builders, Inc.

The Art of Advocacy: A United Voice! Empowering You to Make a Difference
Roger Rickard

During this economic downturn, extreme unemployment, and a volatile governmental climate, we recognize the importance of educated communication, active participation, and collaborative partnerships. With these tools we can avoid a paralyzing environment where industries are faced with regulatory or legislative threats that undermine stability. How do we adapt to compete? How do we adapt to survive? How do we communicate our message effectively? With the art of advocacy using the 7 Actions of Highly Effective Advocates—and a united voice—AGC members can and do make a difference!

This program raises awareness of successful advocacy strategies that enable you to influence policy makers to do no further harm and to garner support for projects beneficial to your organization, industry, and your profession. You will leave with the tools needed to advocate and communicate your key messages.

General Sessions

Bipartisan Legislative Panel on Oregon’s Transportation Infrastructure

  • Moderator: John Rakowitz, AGC Government Affairs Director
  • Oregon State Senator Bruce Starr
  • Oregon State Senator Lee Beyer
  • Oregon State Representative John Davis
  • Oregon State Representative Val Hoyle

Our Changing Workforce Developing – the Next Generation of Talented Construction Tradespeople

  • Moderator: Steve Malany, P & C Construction
  • Steve Sandherr, AGC of America
  • Steve Simm, Oregon State Apprenticeship and Training Division
  • Andrew Beyer, Lease Crutcher Lewis
  • Judy Betts, Hamilton Construction Company

Saturday, August 10

AGC of America Update

  • Paul Diederich, AGC of America President
  • Steve Sandherr, AGC of America Chief Executive Officer

Closing Keynote

Sponsored by Moss Adams, LLP; Gerding Builders, Inc.; and Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

What Leaders Need to Know Now

David Rabiner, CSP

Things change and industries evolve, and so does leadership. What your business and your employees need from you is significantly different than it used to be. It is important to understand that many changes are not temporary; they are resulting in a new way of doing business that is, for all practical purposes, permanent. In this keynote address, David Rabiner lays out the important leadership qualities that peak-performing construction executives and managers need to have to continue to be successful over the long term. In addition, David will help you see the obstacles that keep today’s managers from leading at high levels. You’ll leave with the foundation necessary for a personal leadership plan that will help you and your business ride the waves of change.

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