Why should you attend?
LEARN ABOUT LEADERSHIP. NETWORK WITH YOUR PEERS. MAKE NEW CONNECTIONS.
Larry Beltramo (NECA President) and David Long (NECA CEO) will be providing the latest updates surrounding NECA.
Cutting Edge Education
Benefit from your colleagues’ knowledge. Industry experts will be in attendance, keynote speakers will be
serving up thought-provoking presentations and your voice will be heard.
Impressive Keynote Speakers
Dr. Gustavo Grodnitzky is a well known psychologist and
author. He will discusses the importance of workplace culture and how you can contribute to it in a
- Karl Mecklenburg is known for his powerful athletic career with the
Broncos as the former All-Pro linebacker. Hear his tips on successful leadership and teamwork in a changing
- Mr. Richard Barnes, a well respected figure in our industry for
national and international labor relations will speak on the viability of
collective bargaining and collective business development coexisting.
Industry experts know experienced workers are retiring and with their retirement, goes their institutional
Learn tactics to tackle training, coaching, understanding and identifying new hires.
DRAFT AGENDA FOR TRAVEL PURPOSES:
Saturday, June 13
- District Council 7 Meeting: 7:00 am - 12:00 pm in the Donald Ross Room
- Breakfast: 7:00 am – 8:00 am
- Break: 10:00 am
- Adjourn: 12:00 pm
- Vice Presidents Reception: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at the Lakeside Terrace
Sunday, June 14
- Opening Reception: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the Lakeside Terrace
Monday, June 15
- Continental Breakfast: 7:00 am – 8:00 am
- Business Meeting: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
- Regional Director welcomes guests and introduces District VP’s
- District VP’s opening comments for Regional Conference
- Introduction of Premier Partners
- Updates from Larry Beltramo – NECA President & David Long – CEO
- Gustavo Grodnitzky – Culture Trumps Everything
Tuesday, June 16
- Continental Breakfast: 8:00 am – 9:00 am
- Richard Barnes – Can Collective Bargaining and Collective Business Development Co-exist?
- Golf: 1:00 pm – Broadmoor Golf Club East Course
Wednesday, June 17
- Full Breakfast: 8:00am – 9:00am
- Business Meeting
- Beth Ellis - Convention Update
- Industry Awards, Chapter Awards, and Golf Awards
- Keynote Speaker: Karl Mecklenburg - Teamwork and Leadership in a Changing World
- Closing Reception/Dinner: 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Reserve your spot at this can't-miss event!
- Registration Fee = $700 per person
- Guest Registration:
- Adult Guest and Spouse = $600 per person
- Children 5-17 years old = $100 per person
- Children 4 and under = $0 per person
Refunds less an administrative fee of $25.00 will be given for
cancellations received in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to
May 12, 2020. Following this date, no refunds will be given.
However, you may send an alternate to the event without additional
- Refund of registration fees less administrative fees –
available from 30 days before the meeting.
- Alternates may be substituted at any time prior to the
beginning of the event.
Registration for the NECA 2020 Midwestern Region Conference Includes:
About the Hotel:
1 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Since first opening our doors over a century ago, The Broadmoor has
offered guests an incredible way to experience the unique beauty of
the American West. Today, that tradition is met with warm, genuine
hospitality and an unmatched selection of programs and activities that
celebrate our magnificent surroundings.
The Broadmoor has attended the following discounted
accommodations for 2020 Midwestern Region Conference
participants (while supplies last):
The deadline for Room Reservations is May 12, 2020.
Explore the room types
- Classic = $349.00
- Superior = $369.00
- Premier = $399.00
- Suite = available based on availability
The Broadmoor Golf Club
Set in the Cheyenne Mountain foothills of Colorado Springs, The
Broadmoor Golf Club is consistently ranked among the best in the
world. Our two iconic courses were designed by some of golf’s
greatest names, and have played host to numerous national
tournaments, including the U.S. Women's Open and PGA Cup
Matches. Presidents, politicians, celebrities, and many of the game’s
greatest athletes have all played at The Broadmoor, and our
distinctive courses have challenged them all.
|Rental – Clubs: Includes complimentary sleeve of ball
|Rental – Shoes
About the Keynotes:
Keynote: Dr. Gustavo Grodnitzky
is a speaker, consultant, psychologist, and author whose diverse background brings
unique and multidimensional perspective to his global clients. After obtaining his Ph. D. in clinical and school
psychology, he completed post-docs in both cognitive therapy and forensic psychology.
Dr. Gustavo's recent book, Culture Trumps Everything: The Unexpected Truth about the Ways Environment Changes Biology, Psychology, and Behavior
, investigates the powerful ways that organizational culture impacts the creation of "quintessence" in organizations. It it is this quintessence - the balance of connectedness, trust, shared common language and time perspective in an organization's culture - that ultimately determines the success and sustainability of organizations. If we want to ensure the best possible outcomes for ourselves and our organizations, we must focus on developing an organizational culture that fosters quintessence - and leads to success for all stakeholders - because culture trumps everything.
Keynote: Karl Mecklenburg
Karl Mecklenburg rose from a
college walk-on and twelfth round draft choice to an NFL career that included three Super Bowl and six Pro Bowl
appearances. This former Bronco’s captain spent his entire twelve year career in Denver and makes Colorado
home now. Mecklenburg was arguably the most versatile player in the NFL playing all seven defensive front
often in the course of a single game. Karl was selected as the AFC Linebacker of the Year, AFC player of the
and since retiring from the NFL has been enshrined in the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame and the Colorado Sports
of Fame. Mecklenburg has been a Pro Football Hall of Fame Semifinalist each of the last eight years.
Mecklenburg is the only NFL legend to have earned the Certified Speaking Professional designation from the
Speakers Association. As an author and speaker Mecklenburg’s stories of teamwork and leadership are
and inspiring. He approaches his speaking career with the same intelligence, passion, and intensity that
his great football career.
Keynote: Richard Barnes
Charles Richard Barnes is the President and Founder of C. Richard Barnes & Associates, LLC is a labor
relations consulting firm which
provides dispute resolution services, dispute resolution systems design, workforce training and development and
to a cross-section of industry, labor, private, public and service organizations, both nationally and
In 1998, President Clinton appointed Richard to serve as the 14th
Director of FMCS. Once confirmed by the U.S. Senate, he became
the first career mediator in FMCS history to receive both the
Presidential Appointment and Senate Confirmation, a testament to
his vast experience in labor management relations, strategic
negotiations and dispute resolution processes. His second
Presidential Appointment to the National Partnership Council again
recognized his commitment and expertise in developing and
implementing positive workplace change initiatives.
Throughout both public and private sectors, Richard is an
internationally recognized mediator, facilitator, skills trainer and