Meet the Mentor Series: Effective Communication and Team Empowerment

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Without effective communication, teams, individuals AND companies fail. And although it's easy to blame communication issues on external issues (such as team members, leadership, work environment, or other factors) the reality is that, if you want to be an effective leader, the buck needs to stop with you.  

During this presentation, AMBA's up-and-coming emerging leaders will hear from Tom Barr, president at TK Mold & Engineering and Chad LaMance, chief operating officer at United Tool and Mold, as they outline the pitfalls of communication they have faced throughout their careers and the communication strategies they have utilized that have paved the way for their growth as leaders in the mold manufacturing industry.

Attendees will walk away with strategies that will help them: 

  • Mitigate conflict with team members
  • Empower team members and team decision-making
  • Build trust and develop relationships through management of difficult conversations
  • Impact the bottom-line through better communication of information
  • Establish leadership characteristics amongst colleagues and communicate leadership ability to management

This event will include a follow-up peer networking session on Thursday, July 29, 2021. 

Member cost: $29. This is a members-only event.

Mentor Session: Thursday, July 15, 2021 | 11AM EST
Facilitated Peer Networking Session: Thursday, July 29, 2021 | 11AM EST

Meet the Mentors

  • Thomas Barr, President, TK Mold and Engineering
  • Chad LaMance, United Tool and Mold


About the AMBA's "Meet the Mentor" Series

Discuss operational leadership, risk-taking, communication challenges, problem-solving strategies and more in AMBA's newest series, "Meet the Mentor" -  a program track for AMBA Emerging Leaders that addresses challenges facing the next generation of leadership in mold manufacturing. 

Each quarter, AMBA’s 40-and-under emerging leaders will hear from seasoned industry professionals, who will provide insight into a core challenge previously identified by today’s emerging leaders.

After hearing each mentor’s insights, past experiences and guidance, attendees will be challenged to:

  • Observe the challenge in their own workplace
  • Contemplate best practices and solutions applicable to their own facility
  • Rejoin their peers for a follow-up peer-to-peer discussion on their observations, best practices and future improvement goals specific to their organization

Themes will vary quarter-to-quarter. The first session was held in February, and the final session will be in September 2021.


This is a member-only event.

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Registration will close July 15, 2021 12:00pm

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