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February 7, 2018 Professional Development Meeting

February 07, 2018
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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The Pinnacle Center
3330 Highland Dr.
Hudsonville, MI 49426
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5:30 PM Registration/Networking
6:00 PM Hors d'oeuvres
6:30 PM Presentation
Location: The Pinnacle Center


Please note:  Meeting is being held one week earlier to avoid meeting on Valentine's Day evening.

Prior to the PDM, we will have dozens of books available for the taking. We ask that you limit it to two pre-meeting and unlimited after the meeting. This way, everyone has the opportunity to get at least two.  We ask that these be used for personal use and not for sale.
These are references and classics by famous authors (Peter Drucker, W.Edwards Deming, Peter Senge, Michael Hammer, Joel Barker, David  Turbide  (many folks will recognize Turbide from his current articles in the APICS magazine), Stephen Covey, Richard Schonberger, Tom Peters, Eli Goldratt, Oliver Wight, Rich DeVos...). Also general Operations Management, Purchasing Mgt., Process Innovation, Marketing Mgt., Lean, JIT, etc.
A nice corollary to this initial give-away would be a book look-n-take each meeting.  Please drop off a book (or several) you've read and no longer need, to share them forward. So all these initial books could potentially be recirculated later.

When you are managing people, you don’t automatically become a leader. There are important distinctions between managing and leading people. Traits of a leader and manager with similarities and differentiating aspects will be discussed in an interactive presentation. Concepts such as “Why a leader leads from front and a manager manages from within?” will be discussed. The main difference between leaders and managers is that leaders have people follow them while managers have people who work for them. 

Dr. Amit Chandra is the “Distinguished Scientist” and Manager of Analytical Sciences (Chrom. Gr) in the R&D Division of Amway Corporation. He is a world class expert in the area of herbal drugs, nutrition and dietary supplements. Dr. Chandra is a medicinal plant-chemist with a doctorate in Natural Products Chemistry. He has over 25 years of experience in academia and industry in this area. Amit’s area of focus at Amway is focused on discovery, development and support areas of health and beauty products (dietary supplements, food and beverage, cosmetics and personal care). His research has gained him more than 80 publications / presentations in international peer reviewed journals and scientific societies worldwide and around 14 patents in his career so far.  He is very focused and active on the scientific areas that relate to deliver authentic, safe and efficacious botanicals as part of dietary supplements. Amit’s passion is to evolve the traditional botanical medicine that has already proven to work based on folklore using current technology that addresses consistency in quality and authenticity. Dr. Chandra also participates and serves as an expert board member in international scientific societies and organizations.

For questions or assistance with registration, please contact Kathy, Chapter Administrator:  admin@apics-gr.org or (616) 490-8608.  

Tickets

$12.00 Member Registration

$15.00 Non-Member Registration

$7.00 Student Registration


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