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July 24-26, 2014

Embassy Suites O’Hare
Rosemont, Illinois

Passport to Management Success:
Plan, Communicate, Measure.

Registration List as of July 18th


Brought to you by the following sponsors:


 (a division of Smithers-Oasis)Flora Life Logo

Mt. Eden Floral
Company LLCMt. Eden

Kennicott Brothers Company



This unique two-day program gives new and experienced managers the tools they need to be successful in leading and managing.

Learn how to successfully orchestrate the people, resources and tasks it takes to lead and manage.


Knowing the hard skills of management s only half of it. The other part of the job - and often the most challenging for managers - requires planning, communicating and measuring.

As a participant, you will:

  • Get a thorough briefing in the nuts and bolts of planning and scheduling. Learn how to stay on top of deadlines and expenses.
  • Discover the human resources knowledge it takes to effectively manage your team. Get ideas, instructions and requests across quickly and accurately.
  • Learn effective communication skills.
  • Learn how to analyze your business data to help direct your operational decision making.  A must for anyone involved in front line management.
  • Play with flowers! While you may work in the floral industry, how often do you get to work with flowers? Here’s your chance to create your own unique design.
  • Build relationships with colleagues across the industry.


Presenter Materials

Don Buttrey

Plan Communicate Measure 

Goal Setting and Time Management

Leadership & Communication

Personal Disciplines Worksheet

Relationship Orientation Questionnaire

Time Management Analysis

Nancye Combs

Selecting and Developing Winners

HR Forms for Use of WF&FSA Members


Tom Figueroa, AIFD

Managing the Numbers PowerPoint

Income Statement Exercise

The WF&FSA Management Institute, held annually each spring, provides an educational opportunity for members to focus on a compelling business topic for two days. This intensive program is lead by an expert presenter and allows plenty of opportunity for interactive round-table discussion and networking.