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November Professional Development Meeting

November 07, 2018
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

About the Event:

Purpleocity – Creating Sustainable Competitive Advantage

presented by Michael Ford

“No two species can coexist that make their living in the identical way”, an observation by Professor G.F. Gause, and this may be analogy to dinosaurs becoming extinct because they didn’t adapt. We sometimes forget to apply this important concept to our professional and personal lives.

Purpleocity, which is loosely based on Seth Godin’s Purple Cow theories, takes a light hearted and interactive look at the art of determining, developing and leveraging your core competencies and creating a sustainable competitive advantage.

This high energy session promises to get your creative juices flowing and send you home with dozens of ideas on how to become PURPLE and stand out from the competition!!!

The audience will be engaged in two specific exercises:

  1. Identifying an example of a leader who motivated people to produce results, and how they did it
  2. What competitive factor will they compete on, i.e. how will they be PURPLE!

NOTE: attendees are strongly encouraged to dress in PURPLE for this event!

About the Presenter:

Michael D. Ford, CFPIM, CSCP, CQA, CRE, CQE, CAPF, CPSMis Principal of TQM Works Consulting, based in upstate NY. He provides innovative solutions based on 27 years of experience in retail, distribution, manufacturing, and consulting. His work history includes software implementation, business planning, inventory control, distribution planning and corporate training.He has presented at over 275 industry events to local, regional and international audiences across the US, Canada, Nigeria and S. Africa.

Ford has been recognized as a “subject matter expert” (SME) within the field of operations management and served on the review team for APICS CPIM courseware updates and as an SME for the APICS Principles courseware. He is regularly invited to speak at major international conferences such as APICS (United States) and SAPICS (South Africa).

Ford combines his technical expertise with personal skills to develop a unique “outside the box” approach to life’s challenges. He offers training that is “edu-taining”!

Contact information: or 607.624.4853 (cell).

About the Meal:

Choice of Entree:

Chicken Francaise
Broiled white fish

cheesecake with raspberry topping



$30.00 Members

$30.00 Non-Member Ticket

$20.00 Member not in Workforce or Retired

$20.00 Full Time Student


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