Conference Speakers and Workshops

DDResults Workshop

This powerful new program, "The Dodge Development Results System", also known as
"DDResults", is being presented to CFESA members for the very first time! Here are some of the

    • 7 steps that will double your business
    • The power of self-evaluation
    • The power of slowing down so you can go faster
    • Stop managing down and coach up
    • Creating an environment of loyalty
    • Find and keep the right people
    • How to feed trust
    • Creating balance between work and home
    • The power of a huddle system
    • Financial success and wealth attraction for your team
    • Greater you, better life formula

    Bring your notepad and listening skills to the October 27th CFESA meeting, because you’re in for a
    real treat!
    P.S. Take the FREE Self Evaluation by going here.


    Keynote Speaker: Bryan Dodge
    Dodge Development, Inc

    A native of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Bryan Dodge began his career in agricultural sales after graduating from the University of Nebraska. His desire to excel led him to become an avid student of success habits and leadership principles. After an award-winning career in sales, this same avid study, now a lifelong passion, changed his life and eventually launched his speaking career.


    Changing Employment Laws on the Horizon

    Stay informed and updated on the new and trending employment law issues for the 2016-2017 year.  Join this workshop to discuss the following session topics: 
    ·         Wage and Hour - Department of Labor change to the minimum salary for staff exempt from minimum wage and overtime effective December 1, 2016
    ·         Paid Sick Leave and Other Paid Leave Time – State and municipal regulations
    ·         Increases to Minimum Wage – State and municipal regulations 
    ·         Ban the Box – State law limits on requesting criminal background information
    ·         OSHA – New injury reporting and publishing requirements
    ·         National Labor Relations Board Activity - Rulings and guidance on social media and employment policies
    ·         Employment Posters – Updates to federal and state employment posters
    ·         Affordable Care Act (ACA) – what to expect in the next 6 months
    Kim and Anita will provide the education on what you need to know and what actions to take now to stay in compliance.


    Anita Krieg has more than 20 years of experience in the human resources field managing employment, benefits, compensation, and training. Anita has worked with Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations and small businesses consulting on assessment and selection, staffing reviews, job classification and compensation, employee handbook reviews and development, human resource department audits, federal and state compliance, performance management, and training.  Anita holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Management from the University of Northern Iowa and a Master of Arts degree in Industrial Relations and Human Resources from the University of Iowa. She has earned the designation as Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and certification from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP).  Anita lives in New York with her husband and two children and is active in her church as a volunteer, loves outdoor activities, staying fit, and baking.

    Kim Anania founded KMA Consulting LLC in 2007 after identifying the need businesses have for a HR resource to provide practical advice and guidance to eliminate risk.  Kim’s distinguished career with companies has covered all aspects of human resources and organizational development. She has supported, managed and led company-wide initiatives such as HRIS conversions, federal and state compliance, benefit management, recruiting, retention, safety, workers compensation, employee relations, coaching and training.  Kim earned a certificate in Organizational Development through the National Training Labs in Alexandria, VA and a Bachelor of Arts in History and American Studies from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania.  Kim is a proud mother of two sons and has an awesome, supportive husband who was a key player in helping her establish the business. She also loves traveling and doing anything outside, particularly in the summers by the ocean in Maine and Connecticut, her home state.

    Equipment Regulations
    and How They Affect You

    The foodservice industry is experiencing a regulatory transformation that will impact all stakeholders in the distribution channel and ultimately, our operator customers. Over the past five years, the cold side has seen an increased emphasis on refrigerants, coupled with more stringent, energy efficient guidelines. On the hot side, there is increased focus on the environmental impact of fuel-burning appliances and ways to continually improve fuel efficiency. During this session, you’ll learn about these regulations (in laymen’s terms), how they could affect you and ways to plan ahead.



    Charlie Souhrada serves as director, member services, for the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM), a trade association of more than 550 foodservice equipment and supplies manufacturers providing products for food preparation, cooking, storage and table service. Charlie is responsible for the association’s industry and government relations, market research and technical liaison activities. He earned ServSafe Food Protection Manager Designation in 2004 and became a Certified Foodservice Professional (CFSP) in 2006. He serves on several industry advisory committees including: ASTM Committee F26 on Foodservice Equipment; Chef Magazine; the CSA U.S. Gas Strategic Advisory Council; the Food Service Technology Center Technical Advisory Committee; and the NSF International Food Equipment Joint Committee. He lives in Naperville, Ill., with his wife, Patty, two college-age sons – Adam and Nathan, and the family dog, Eleanor Grace. In his spare time, Charlie is active in Honor Flight Chicago, a volunteer organization that recognizes Chicagoland’s World War II and Korean War veterans; has donated nearly 10 gallons of whole blood; and has participated in more than 60 running races, including 15 half marathons, and completed his seventh, full marathon earlier this month when he ran the Chicago Marathon on Oct. 9.


    Values & Beliefs vs Standard Ethics

Join Craig in navigating the challenges of team leadership.  The employee lifecycle will be defined as Mr. Twombly provides tools for ethical hiring based on values and an in-depth understanding
of the characteristics of the hiring process. 

Prior to joining Priority Learning in 2008, Craig Twombly spent 13 years in restaurant management becoming a managing partner at Brinker International. Since his time with Brinker Craig has worked with hundreds of companies focusing on their unique development needs. From communications, team development, strategic planning and succession planning ranging from the service industries to finance, manufacturing and more, Craig’s focus is on helping organizations develop their current and future leaders to balance their business needs.

Workplace Safety –
In the Field and Close to Home

Workplace safety is a growing concern among businesses.  How prepared are your employees when something goes wrong?  During this session we will discuss:

  • Ways employees in the field can protect themselves during deliveries
  • The importance of workplace safety plans and employee training
  • Safety and security measures to consider for your business


Mr. David Moskowitz has over 20 years of experience as a professional emergency management consultant who offers extensive experience in emergency response and preparedness activities, safety and security, and exercise management, design and development.  He has managed, planned, and conducted a wide variety of response activities and exercises for transit, public health and emergency management agencies at the local, state and federal levels.  He has experience as a field provider, regional Emergency Medical Services (EMS) director, state EMS director, and consultant to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, GA where he was actively involved in the H1N1 Influenza outbreak and the Haiti earthquake and cholera responses.  Mr. Moskowitz has a BS in Health Administration and Emergency Administration and Management.  He has a MS in Emergency Health Services Administration.  In addition to his degrees he has specialized training in Homeland Security, Transportation/Transit, EMS, Threat and Vulnerability Assessments, Fire/Search and Rescue, Terrorism/Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Public Health.  He is a certified Master Exercise Practitioner and World Safety Organization –Safety Specialist & Safety and Security Director.  He is an Associate Staff Member for the Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) teaching Effectively Managing Transit Emergencies, and is a volunteer with the Matthews Fire and EMS Department in Matthews, NC.

Feel free to download the following information:

Active Shooter / Pocket Card Active Shooter / How To Respond
Emergency Response Plan FEMA Every Business Should Have A Plan
FEMA Independent Study Courses Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program
Bomb Threat Checklist Office Safety Checklist
OSHA Checklist Active Shooter / Guide To Planning a Response
Safe Mailing Sample Security Brochure


Virtual Service - IoT (Internet of Things)

The definition of excellence in service has changed. Whether you have a field service team of 5 or 5,000, the stakes have risen demanding organizations deliver value and not just a reaction to a service call. In 2016, manufacturers and service providers must put the customer first and ensure the field team has the tools to solve complex problems and reach resolution on a first visit. This transformation is being aided by the Internet of Things which is enabling Best-in-Class field teams with the real-time insights to go beyond meeting an SLA and deliver excellence. Topics to be discussed will be:
-          The State of the Field Service Market in 2016
-          IoT and its Role in Service Execution and Resolution
-          The Impact of the Empowered Customer, Competition, and Complex Machines on Service
-          The Future of Technology in the Field, Pitfalls to Avoid
-          And more…

Jim Rapoza is a Senior Research Analyst focused on the increasing technological pressures that organizations are confronting within their infrastructures. As emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things, cloud and mobile change the way that services are delivered, day to day issues become more complex. Rapoza’s research has examined how organizations are facing these challenges and developing effective solutions to manage technology and provide services in today’s complex environments.

For over seventeen years Rapoza has been using, testing, and writing about the newest technologies in software, enterprise hardware and the Internet. He served as the director of eWEEK Labs, an award-winning technology testing lab based in Massachusetts and California. Rapoza is also the winner of five awards of excellence in technology journalism, and co-chaired a summit on technology industry security practices. He is a frequent speaker at technology conferences and expositions and has been regularly interviewed as a technology expert by national and local media outlets including CNN, ABC, NPR and the Associated Press.




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