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March Professional Development Meeting

March 21, 2018
5:00 PM - 8:15 PM

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Salvatore’s Italian Gardens
6461 Transit Road
Depew, NY 14043

(Online registration is now closed, please call 648-0972 for reservations).


About the Event: 

The Mind of a Leader: Can Cognitive Science Help Us Become Better Leaders?

Are leaders born or made? And if they are made, how does one go about becoming a leader? Is leadership an art or a science? What are some of the skills and talents a leader needs, and how are those skills and talents learned? This presentation is an investigation of how cognitive science has been providing clues and direction for developing, or becoming, a leader. Practical takeaways will include how to increase your self-awareness, increasing empathy and social intelligence to better understand those you lead, better ways to build and work with a team, and how to develop decisiveness.

About the Presenter: BOB COLLINS, CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP, Senior Director of Professional Development for APICS.

BOB COLLINS, CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP, is the Senior Director of Professional Development for APICS. Collins is responsible for certification and non-certification courseware and the APICS Instructor Development Program (IDP).
Prior to joining the APICS staff 11 years ago, Collins worked as both a practitioner and consultant in the operations management and supply chain field, and is a long time APICS member, volunteer and instructor, including Chapter President in 1996 and APICS International President in 2003. He is an experienced APICS instructor and an APICS Master of Instructor Training, having taught over 1200 hours of the APICS CPIM and CIRM courses to companies around the United States and several hundred hours of Instructor Training courses to APICS instructors around the world. He is a frequent speaker at the APICS International Conference and has presented at Supply Chain conferences in the United States, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, Brazil and Singapore.

About the Meal

Dinner Salvatore’s sit down dinner

Dinner Pick one of the following entrees:

  • Mediterranean Salmon served with Potato & vegetable
  • Bourbon Chicken
  • Chicken Parmigiana served with Side pasta

Also included with our sit down dinner is:

  • Classic Caesar salad
  • Roasted Rosemary Baby red potatoes
  • Green Beans with roasted red peppers
  • Apple Cobbler with Ice Cream



$30.00 Member

$30.00 Guest

$20.00 Member not in Workforce or Retired

$20.00 Full Time Student


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