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the leading association for the power transmission/motion control industrial distribution channel, bringing together distributors and manufacturers.

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

Leadership Development Conference

March 22-23, 2018
Hotel Contessa
San Antonio, Texas

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.


  • Accomplish Your Goals with Compact Schedule of Events   
  • Find Solutions to Your Specific Top Challenges   
  • A Highly-Regarded Program Vetted by Your Industry Peers    
  • Industry Networking at Its Best     

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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 networking reception (cash bar) 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*

Thursday, March 22, 2018
6:00 - 7:30 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. Hors de' oeuvers will be served. Dinner on your own.

Networking Breakfast

Friday, March 23, 2018
7:00 - 8:00 a.m.


Network with your peers and senior industry leaders over a hot breakfast to prepare yourself for the learning day ahead.

Leadership Development Conference

Friday, March 23, 2018

8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Transformational Leadership: Becoming a World-Class Leader

Leadership is much more than authority and recognition from the outside world. Leadership is about developing people and helping others reach their full potential and equipping them with the right tools and strategies to maximize the success of an organization as well as the lives of individuals. In this interactive program, you will explore the challenges that leaders face and discover how to break through the barriers, lead through change and make a significant impact on your employees and entire organization. You will walk away equipped with innovative ideas and strategies to thrive in today’s ever-changing business world.


Through interactive experiences, you will learn how to:
  • Lead through change
  • Create a personal action plan that will increase your effectiveness to lead
  • Discover what all world-class leaders do better than everyone else
  • Recruit and also retain world-class talent
  • Become a master of knowledge transfer and help your employees become the best versions of themselves
  • Use a proven game plan on how to shatter all limitations and the different fears that every single leader faces
  • Develop your own personal strategic plan that will revolutionize your own performance as a leader
  • Implement new technology and let it work for you instead of against you

About the Facilitator

Matt Mayberry is a highly acclaimed keynote speaker and performance strategist. A former Indiana University and Chicago Bears linebacker, Matt is one of the most widelyread columnists for Entrepreneur Magazine, where he writes on peak performance, overcoming adversity, leadership, and motivation. Matt's work has been featured on ESPN, Forbes, Huffington Post, Fortune, ABC, NBC, Fox Business, Fox News, Business Insider, and MSN Lifestyle. As the CEO of Matt Mayberry Enterprises, he helps leaders and organizations all over the world to maximize their potential to achieve breakthrough performance. Watch Matt talk about what you will experience with the PTDA 2018 Leadership Development Conference:


Next Gen Pub Crawl*

Friday, March 23, 2018

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 2018 Leadership Development Conference. Join your Next Gen peers as you explore the sights and sounds of San Antonio's world-famous River Walk.

*Cash bar

Enjoy a slide show from a previus 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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