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Power Transmission Distributors Association is...

more than 300 power transmission/motion control distribution and manufacturing companies, representing over $20 billion in product sales.

Resources | Learning & Development | Seminars & Webinars | University of Innovative Distribution

University of Innovative Distribution Year-Round

March 24

2:00-3:00 p.m. Central
Topic: Truck Freight and the U.S. Economy
Delivered by Truckstop.com, this presentation will focus on how the trillion-dollar U.S. freight transportation marketplace impacts the global supply chain, the U.S. economy and the U.S. consumer. The presentation will also include an outline the leading indicators of how the U.S. economy will grow out of the unprecedented pandemic year and what the new normal will most likely look like for participants in the greater supply chain.

Brent Hutto, Chief Relationship Officer, Truckstop.com
Brent's role includes ensuring the health of all of Truckstop.com's external relationships with hundreds of transportation technology companies. In his 23 years in the transportation and logistics industry, he has developed specific experience with carriers, brokers, shippers, industry suppliers, technology leaders, media companies and financial firms.

Noel Perry, Principle, Transport Future; Chief Economist, Truckstop.com
Noel consults on all matters of ther freight transport within North America, with special emphasis on truckload, rail, intermodal and domestic water markets.

April 14

12:00-1:00 p.m. Central
Topic: Positive Coping Skills
Dave Neely will share his perspective of the emotional roller coaster that is life today. He will provide practical insights into how to become more positive and resilient in stressful situations.

There are some areas that can be affected if negative emotions are not dealt with properly:
  • Physical: Low energy, aches and pains, frequent illness
  • Emotional: Irritability, feeling overwhelmed, moodiness
  • Cognitive: Inability to concentrate, memory problems
  • Behavioral: Eating/sleeping issues, procrastination
Are any of these affecting you?
Dealing with emotions is a skill that is easy to master. Dave will share his experiences in dealing with life and his emotional intelligence competencies for staying positive almost no matter what life hands you. He will leave you inspired and optimistic about your future.

At the end of this webinar, you will be able to:
  • Stay as positive as possible in difficult times
  • Manager your emotions in order to create practical options in times of stress
  • Improve your relationships with others

Dave Neely worked for IBM Canada as a soft skills trainer and he has a degree in psycology from Queens University. In 1986 he left IBM to pursue his dream of becoming a professional speaker. He is passionate about the topics of emotional intelligence and stress management.

June 9

12:00-1:00 p.m. Central
Topic: Leading with Focus: Collaboration and Productivity without a Billion Videoconferences
Overnight the traditional workplace culture shifted when the pandemic forced our country's workforces into work-from-home models. Never ending videoconfererences haven't helped you and your colleagues be more efficient...they're just wasting your time.

Join Beth for proven techniques for focus and productivity, along with the tools to lead your team to be more efficient and effective. In this webinar you will:
  • Learn ways to cut down on time-wasting meetings and increase productive hours
  • Discover five easy-to-implement, proven techniques for focus and time management
  • See collaboration tools that will help you lead your colleagues into more productivity in less time
Since her first Motorola RAZR flip phone, Beth Z. has made a verb out of the word "nerd". She's here to help you filter through thousands of apps, gadgets, widgets and doodads to find the perfect free and bargain technology tools for work and home. And if you're puzzling over why she goes by Beth Z, it's because she only finds about three people a year who can pronounce her last name.