Bridging the Gap with Effective Leadership

A new forum at CORROSION 2019 will deliver insights on how businesses can increase collaboration among industry newcomers and experienced pros.

Monday, March 25
8 to 11:30 a.m.
Nashville Music City Center, Room 207 AB
Forum Chairmen: Laura Cardenas, Lloyd’s Register; John Todd, KTA Tator

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Businesses have reported a significant gap between the technical talent exiting the workforce and skill sets of the new talent working to fill those voids. The loss of institutional knowledge and experience among those retiring, or expecting to retire, has been an increasing concern for years, yet little has been accomplished to effectively stabilize the workforce. Corrosion industry leaders are examining what they can do differently today to ensure continuity of expertise and a steady flow of incoming professionals in the future.

There is no single solution to bridging the gap of technical knowledge and experience, but any resolution will certainly require a framework of effective leadership. This set of skills – the ability to communicate, delegate, to give and receive feedback –  motivates teams to work enthusiastically toward goals. This forum will provide information on leadership lifecycles, as well as tools for strategic thinking, team building, and conflict resolution. An international panel of industry leaders will share their viewpoints on the the importance of leadership skills for the corrosion workforce, including real-world examples from businesses large and small.

Effective Leadership Luncheon

Monday, March 25
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Nashville Music City Center, Room 206B

Open to all attendees of CORROSION 2019, this special luncheon features an exclusive keynote from Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) executive director, Cathy Leslie, who will share successful team building and leadership development strategies employed by EWB-USA's 16,800 skilled volunteers. Leslie will also share insights into the impact EWB-USA members are making worldwide and how NACE's support of those programs makes a difference.

Luncheon admission: $50 (lunch included).

You can purchase a ticket for the lunch when registering for CORROSION 2019. If you have already registered for CORROSION 2019 please contact our FirstService Department at to add a ticket to the luncheon to your registration.