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ABMA Educational Institute Webinars

Quarterly Series to Deliver Important Educational Topics to Reach Deep Within Your Organization

The American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA) provides a quarterly webinar series from the ABMA Educational Institute. This webinar series is designed to provide timely and important industry education to our membership that will be beneficial deep within the organization.

We conducted a survey to collect timely and relevant topics and are working hard to develop webinar content to deliver specific and valuable education. Please send your webinar topic ideas and feedback to ABMA HQ.


Adam MoranWednesday, January 25, 2023
1:00pm - 2:00pm EST (12-1p CST)

Downtime Tips

Presented by Adam Moran, Vice President for Sales of Vorne Industries

First, the bad news: Downtime continues to be a huge source of lost productivity for the vast majority of manufacturers.

Next, the good news: Downtime is also often where the fastest gains can be made.

Last, the actionable news: This webinar will present ten simple and practical strategies for reducing downtime.

Vorne knows that companies have the resources to improve, but they need the tools to leverage their resources, and this starts with understanding the corporate strategy. They work with leaders at multiple levels of manufacturing companies to implement technology to turbo-charge continuous improvement and change management initiatives. With more than twenty years of projects across thousands of companies in dozens of countries Adam has helped companies, analyze, quantify and optimize stalled or failing continuous improvement initiatives, through data and process change.

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Visit: https://www.vorne.com/ to learn more about Vorne Industries.
About Adam Moran: Adam has received certifications in Strategy and Execution, Management Analytics and Change Management. Adam has a BA from the University of Iowa, and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management where he was named a Hotchkiss Scholar.


----nicki-mcleod-w-caption.png Thursday, October 20, 2022

Tools for Leaders to Maximize Human Capacity and Impact Retention
Presented by Nicki McLeod, Executive Vice President of IN2GREAT

"Vistage's research shows 72 percent of small to midsize businesses believe hiring challenges are impacting their ability to operate at full capacity. The value of talent has skyrocketed because of scarcity, and employees have more power than ever before. As a result, retention has become one of the most important data points informing CEOs' strategy."

Presentation Link: Download PowerPoint

Visit: www.in2great.com for more information!

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"Five Steps to Protect Your Firm from Catastrophic Cyber Attacks"
Presented by Tom Kirkham, founder and CEO of Iron Tech Security

What are you doing to protect your business from cyber attacks? Last year, the White House released a statement titled, "What We Urge You to do to Protect Against the Threat of Ransomware." This statement discusses 5 things you must do to protect your business from disastrous cyber attacks. Learn about the 5 things you must have in place to protect your business.

Presentation Link: https://youtu.be/REPJevjw9x8

April 13, 2022
----Ed Wallace Headshot.png"Target Conversations with Your Ideal Buyers"
Presented by Ed Wallace, Achieve Next

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Ed consults with and speaks for corporations and associations across the globe with a client list that is a Who's Who of Fortune 500 companies. He is the author of Fares to Friends, Creating Relational Capital, Business Relationships That Last, and his most recent #1 best-seller, The Relationship Engine. In addition, Ed is currently on the Executive Education faculty of Drexel's LeBow College of Business and Villanova University's Human Resources Masters program. https://www.linkedin.com/in/relcapgroup/

January 11, 2022
----Todd Middleton.jpg----John Stevenson.jpg"The Benefits of a Managed Sale"
Presented by Todd Middleton, John Stevenson, ASA, Mariner Capital Advisors

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Mariner Capital Advisors' Managing Director Todd Middleton will provide an overview of the process of selling a company and explain the benefits of conducting a managed sale process. Valuation Director John Stevenson will provide an overview of the business valuation process and discuss factors that influence the value of a company. More information about selling a business and business valuation.

October 12, 2021
----Meccia-Sam Headshot 09 21 250w.jpg"Introduction to the Advantages of Member Owned Group Captive Insurance"
Presented by Sam Meccia
Captive Resources

July 13, 2021
----Paul Rutledge Headshot 250w.jpg"Ounce of Prevention"
Presented by Paul Rutledge

April 13, 2021
"Total Productive Maintenance"
Presented by Vorne

January 19, 2021
"Understanding 3d Printing and Additive Manufacturing"
Presented by Carbon 3d

October 13, 2020
"Selling Strategies to Enhance Your Virtual Effectiveness"
Presented by AchieveNEXT®