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Events | Spring Meetings and Leadership Development Conference | Leadership Development Conference

Leadership Development Conference

This event is sold out. Please call PTDA at +1.312.516.2100 to be placed on a wait list.

March 22-24, 2017
Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans
New Orleans, La.download 2017 LDC Brochure

Step up your leadership game, while networking with your power transmission/motion control industry peers in an intimate and relaxed setting. Educational sessions are designed for emerging and seasoned executives who want to build executive leadership skills. Open to all employees of PTDA member companies.

No other program provides the industry-specific networking so essential for success in the power transmission/motion control distribution industry. Because the Leadership Development Conference is incorporated into the Association's Spring Meetings, participants can also attend the dinner and talk on Thursday evening along with the industry’s top executives who volunteer on PTDA committees and the Board of Directors.

Space is limited. Details on the program are below. Download the brochure to register and learn more or register online.

Networking Reception, Dinner & Entertainment

Thursday, March 23, 2017
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.


Tap into the expertise of some of the power transmission/motion control industry’s most respected leaders. Because the Leadership Development Conference is co-located with PTDA’s committee, council and board meetings, conference participants will have an opportunity to network and learn from those who have years of experience in the business.

The Sound Of Collaboration

Friday, March 24, 2017

8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Ready to learn about collaboration and leadership in a memorable and entertaining way that will blow you away? This engaging session leverages the power of music with behavioral science in a way that you just wouldn’t think is possible.  

Profitability is driven by productivity. Productivity is driven by collaboration. If you stop thinking of collaboration as an activity and start seeing it as a business process that can be taught, developed, measured and shared, the change you’ll feel in your organizational rhythm will quickly translate to bottom line results.

The collaboration process maximizes individual contribution, creates alignment and increases efficiency while leveraging the collective intelligence of a group. Collaboration happens where voice, contribution and commitment intersect. With all three elements, collaboration comes alive and engagement nirvana is possible. Collaboration amps up productivity and efficiency because it shortens communication cycles and aligns people quickly so they can get more done. As people become collaboratively self aware, they learn how to shift their behavior and communication styles.  

The content of this program has been used to develop leaders at incredible organizations such as NASA, SunTrust, Cisco, Microsoft, Hilton and ESPN.

This program will help rock stars like you find their voice, know their part, and perform with more passion and purpose. The result, a healthier bottom line.


  • Discover your collaborative behavior style* based on famous recording artists. Learn the driving forces behind the behaviors and what your “theme song” is!

  • Discuss strategies and tactics to create an effective collaborative environment to significantly affect engagement, motivation, team performance and retention.

  • Learn how to optimize team performance using the four Collaborative Competencies.

*Note: To uncover your Collaborative Behavior Style, you will be sent a pre-event questionnaire to complete and submit. Once at the event, you will receive a personalized report.

Next Gen Pub Crawl*

Friday, March 24, 2017

7:00–10:00 p.m.

PTDA’s Next Generation knows how to combine work and play, building meaningful business relationships in the process. Any Next Gen (age 40 or under) employee of any member company is invited to participate in this event even if not registered for the PTDA 2017 Leadership Development Conference. Join your Next Gen peers as you explore the sights and sounds of New Orleans’ world-famous nightlife.


Enjoy a slide show from last year's Leadership Development Conference to get a taste of what's in store. Click the forward and backward arrows to navigate, or double click to view on PTDA's Flickr page.

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