Women of Distribution Group (Scheduled)
Women of Distribution is a “Best Practices” group meeting specifically designed for women in leadership roles within dealer and distributor networks. The goal of the group is twofold:
- identify and close performance and financial gaps through use of the Currie Financial Model; and
- executive leadership development.
The group meets twice per calendar year and is open for participants to join at any time. The two-day intensive program covers various topics and provides participants a forum where they can learn, brainstorm and problem-solve with other high achieving women.
Our next meeting is scheduled Friday, April 21 & Saturday, April 22 in Naples, FL:
Friday 4-9 PM
- Resource Share
- Profiles of Leaders in Service
- National Economic Outlook
- Special Topic (time permitting)
Saturday 8am – 5pm
- “State of the Company” presentations
- Strategies & Tactics for Improvement
- Idea Exchange
- Parking Lot Item Discussion
Below are expanded descriptions of the group agenda items/topics:
Resource Share: an opportunity to share a recommended resource with the group. This meeting we will review the book “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead” and select the book to read before the next Women of Distribution meeting based upon the input and recommendations of the group.
Profiles of Leaders in Service: a case study of a famous female leader and her contributions to society.
National Economic Outlook: a discussion on Currie’s view of the economy, how your organization may be impacted and what business leaders should take action on, as a result.
State of the Company: prior to the meeting, each participant will prepare and upload a presentation outlining the State of their Company (template provided). Two topics are covered within each presentation:
- Significant Changes
- Implemented (recently)
- Major Anxieties & Critical Challenges
These presentations spark meaningful discussion among the group including insight from those who have been through similar struggles or experiences. Strategies and tactics are brainstormed and discussed so that participants walk away with practical, actionable ideas to improve their organizations.
Idea Exchange: Participants each present an idea for the group to implement in each of their organizations based on the struggles/areas of opportunity identified during discussions at the meeting. The group determines a winner for “best idea” (often participants bet a small wager and whomever comes up with the best idea also wins the pool)!
Commitments: Each participant commits to a high-priority action item(s) to work on before the next meeting. Making these commitments among the group creates accountability and offers an opportunity to report back to the group the results, lessons learned, etc.
Parking Lot Items: topics identified during the meeting which the group would like to discuss further.
Women of Distribution Group Meeting Facilitated by:
Robin Currie, Vice President & General Manager Currie Management Consultants
Robin is a facilitator of Women of Distribution Group Meetings, “Best Practices” Groups and Leadership Development Workshops. She is also the creator and developer of The Currie Training Center. Her depth of industry knowledge (agricultural equipment, material handling, power generation, compressors, construction machinery, commercial tires, and more) along with her understanding of dealership/distributorship operations together with her passion for leadership development is a sought-after combination. A graduate of Simmons College and a mother of four children, she remains passionate about the antislavery movement and is the Founder and Director of the Central Massachusetts Freedom Coalition.
Group Meeting Registration Details:
Registration includes attendance for both days, all materials, dinner on 4/21 as well as breakfast and lunch during the meeting on 4/22.
Hotel & Travel costs are the responsibility of the participant and are not included in the price. Once registered, the Currie team will reserve each participant a hotel room which can be paid directly to the hotel upon arrival.
If you have any questions or would like additional information, feel free to email Robin Currie firstname.lastname@example.org