2020 Women in Finishing FORUM Logo

The Women in Finishing (WiF) FORUM features a variety of professional and personal development sessions and workshops geared toward women, as well as networking and team building activities. Through unique programming, participants will learn new ways to deal with issues that impact effectiveness, maximize professional impact, build strategies for success, and much more.

All women who have chosen or are pursuing a career in industrial finishing, from the finishing line to executive management, are invited and encouraged to attend the WiF FORUM.

Dates

May 6th - 8th, 2020

Event Sponsors


Chemetall
GAT Finishing Systems
George Koch Sons LLC
Global Finishing Solutions
Nordson Corporation
Products Finishing

Sponsorships are still available.
Download Sponsorship Brochure

Schedule of Events

Schedule is tentative and subject to change.
Wednesday, May 6th 2020
6:00 pm
Evening Networking Reception
Thursday, May 7th 2020
7:30 am
Tour of Lippert Components Finishing Operations
9:15 am
World-Class Operations Driven by a Culture of Caring
  • Jason Lippert, Lippert Components, Inc.
10:45 am
Welcome & Program Overview
10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Creating a Culture of Accountability
  • Lee Ann Schwope Cochran, Amphora Consulting
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Lunch
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Journey to Leadership Panel: Overview, Challenges, Tips
  • Shelley Bausch, Carlisle Fluid Technologies
  • Alesha Miller, Lippert Components, Inc.
  • Allison Lee, Coatings Plus
  • Michelle Striggow, Graco Inc.
2:00 pm
Break
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Managing Conflict
  • Kim Lisiak, Lippert Components, Inc.
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Team Building Exercise on the Notre Dame Campus
6:30 pm
Networking Dinner
Friday, May 8th 2020
7:45 am - 8:30 am
Wellness Walk (optional)
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Embracing Market and Technology Trends in Industrial Finishing
  • Shelley Bausch, Carlisle Fluid Technologies
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Starting a Women’s Initiative in Your Organization
  • Monica Silliman, John Deere Harvester Works
  • Jaclyn Hanson, John Deere Power Systems
10:45 am
Break
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Round Table Discussions
  • Topics/Table Leaders TBD
12:00 pm
Closing Lunch Keynote
A Feminine Touch in a Masculine World: Why Manufacturing Needs the Healthiest Version of You
  • Amber Selking, Lippert Components, Inc.
1:30 pm
WiF FORUM Concludes

Women in Finishing FORUM 2020 Program

The Women in Finishing (WiF) FORUM features a variety of professional and personal development sessions and workshops geared toward women, as well as networking and team building activities. Through unique programming, participants will learn new ways to deal with issues that impact effectiveness, maximize professional impact, build strategies for success, and much more.

All women who have chosen or are pursuing a career in industrial finishing, from the finishing line to executive management, are invited and encouraged to attend the WiF FORUM.


Featured Presenters

Shelley Bausch President Carlisle Fluid Technologies
Jaclyn Hanson Supervisor of the Experimental Parts Procurement Group John Deere Power Systems
Allison Lee General Manager/Partner Coatings Plus
Jason Lippert CEO Lippert Components, Inc.
Kim Lisiak Leadership Development Director Lippert Components, Inc.
Alesha Miller Assistant General Manager Lippert Components, Inc.
Lee Ann Schwope Cochran Partner Amphora Consulting
Dr. Amber Selking Director of People Performance Lippert Components, Inc.
Monica Silliman Business Unit Leader for Front End Equipment John Deere Harvester Works
Michelle Striggow Sr. Account Manager, Finishing Industrial Products Division Graco Inc.

Registration

Registration Includes
  • Welcome Reception
  • Admission to all event presentations
  • Refreshment breaks
  • Lunch & Dinner on Thursday
  • Wellness Walk Shirt
  • Team building event
  • Closing Lunch

Note: Breakfast is included in your room rate at the Embassy Suites

Cancellation

Cancellations received 30 days prior to the start of the event will receive a full refund less a $50 processing fee. Registrations cancelled within 30 days are non-refundable.

Name Substitution

We will permit name substitutions until May 1, 2020 at no cost.

Registration Fees
  • CCAI-WiF Member: $425

  • Non-Member: $550

Group Discount: 10% discount for those companies registering two or more attendees.

If you are a CCAI-WiF member, you must log into your member account to receive the membership discount.

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The Venue

Hotel

We have made arrangements for a discounted group rate of $124 plus tax at the Embassy Suites South Bend, IN at Notre Dame . Use the link below to make hotel reservations directly with the hotel.

Note, rooms are limited at these rates so be sure to make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. Please book your hotel within our hotel block listed below as it enables us to keep costs low for attendees.


Room Rate

$124 plus tax

Discounted parking

$6/day

Rate includes: Complimentary Wi-Fi, breakfast, daily manager’s reception, microwave, mini-refrigerator, living room, pool and fitness center.

Make Your Hotel Reservation