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Early bird gets to the MCAC 72nd annual conference for less

July 16, 2013 | By HPAC Magazine

Deadline to save on registration is less than three weeks away.

The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) will host its 72nd annual national conference September 25-28, 2013, at The Fairmont Winnipeg, MB. The theme of this year’s conference is “The Winds of Change.” The conference will kick-off with Folklorama, which will feature various artists, cultural displays, and cuisine from the four corners of the world.

The educational program features Dr. Awad Hana, who will present Best Practices for the Mechanical Construction Industry. Professor Hanna will highlight key practices that lead to improving productivity and the bottom line. These practices include proper project tracking that enables contractors to detect warning signs for project distress; proper pre-construction planning; material handling and purchasing practices; and change management.

Dr. Gloria Auchey will educate delegates on the use of Personality Profiling and provide mechanical contractors with a tool to allow them to place the proper people on the proper jobs. Participants learn that there are many different ways people interact with others, make decisions and approach situations. Learning more about yourself and your preferences will give you an increased understanding about your friends and co-workers. Participants will be able to profile their own personality.

Dr. Jerry Teplitz will be presenting two separate sessions, Increasing Your Management Power To New Levels Of Excellence, and Speeding To Effective Time Mastery; Working Smarter, Not Harder. The latter is a fast-moving training program designed to increase productivity and promote teambuilding by helping people learn more about their own and other’s work styles and overall goals. Practical strategies that foster cooperation in both business and personal environments will be offered. Attendees will also learn how people with different work styles can resolve incompatibilities and interact more effectively as a team. Dr. Teplitz will wrap up the educational program with his second session where participants will discover their own time management strengths and weaknesses leading to the development of a personal, effective time management strategy. 

This year’s Victaulic Opening Breakfast will feature a presentation by David Chilton, the author of The Wealthy Barber and a Dragon on CBC television’s The Dragons’ Den. His first book, The Wealthy Barber, has sold two million copies in Canada. His latest book, The Wealthy Barber Returns is also a runaway Canadian bestseller.

Later, delegates will join MCA Canada at the “Hitch ‘N Post Ranch” for a wild western evening hosted by the United Association. The infamous Saturday morning Awards Breakfast is back again, this time with a Winnipeg twist. Following the breakfast, keynote speaker, Amanda Lindhout will address companions.

The festivities will wrap up on Saturday evening with the chairman’s gala where MCAC Chairman, Brad Diggens will raise the excitement for the 73rd MCAC Annual National Conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.



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