Music City Center, Nashville, TN
April 23-25, 2023

WIP Leadership Forum @ Expo*

 Sunday, April 23, 2023: 9:00 am - 11:45 am

Put People First: How to Retain and Recruit the People You Need to Grow Your Business

The 2023 Leadership Forum is a must attend with Kathleen Quinn Votaw returning by popular demand!  Kathleen was a presenter at the 2022 Western Propane Convention and a guest speaker at the 2022 NPGA Fall Board Meeting. She’s a great presenter and we’re bringing her back because her information is so valuable to our industry struggling to hire great people.

About the Program Today’s landscape is incredibly dynamic – global talent, a diverse workforce, and everyone is expecting more. If your workplace isn’t a reflection of this amazing time in history, it makes it even more difficult to attract and retain the best. In survey after survey, leaders list attracting and retaining top talent as their number one issue. Are you struggling with recruitment and retention? If you are, you are not alone.

The workplace has changed forever. There are people working in the office, there are people working from home, and there are many who are doing both. Organizations must move forward and transition into this new era to grow and retain top talent. Is your team and/or organization poised to falter or thrive? It takes everyone at an organization working together to create a supportive employee experience. In today’s competitive labor market losing a key person can be devastating for your organization and finding someone to replace them daunting.

Therefore, your ability as a leader to recruit and retain the best is a differentiator in where your team and organization moves into the future. In this highly interactive and engaging program, leaders will learn the top 10 reasons why your people are leaving you and a six-step recruitment process that works. You will leave with multiple, actionable tools and resources to build a community where the employee experience is irresistible.

Value and Key Takeaways to Participants

  • Building a Community – Learn how to create an irresistible employee experience
  • Precision Interviewing – Discover 7 steps to select the best talent
  • Recruitment and Retention – Gain knowledge on how to treat recruitment like a sales process for building great teams

Who is the Speaker?

Early on in her 30-year career, Kathleen Quinn Votaw saw an industry in desperate need of a shake-up and set out to disrupt and transform staffing. In 2003, she launched TalenTrust, a strategic recruiting and human capital consulting firm, to show companies of all sizes and across industries what it takes to win the war on talent and create the people-centric cultures that define today’s best companies. Kathleen is author of two books: Solve the People Puzzle – How High-Growth Companies Attract and Retain Top Talent and Dare to Care in the Workplace. She’s helped 1,000+ diverse companies develop fulfilling cultures, targeted recruitment strategies and, most importantly, engaged employees who want to come to work each day. She is a widely-published author, columnist and popular speaker on topics related to recruitment, retention, culture and leadership.


Package Details & Pricing

WIP Leadership Forum at the Expo | Package includes one intensive, high-quality presentation:

  • Session: "Put People First: How to Retain and Recruit the People You Need to Grow Your Business"
  • Beverages provided throughout this morning session

Total Cost: $175 per person (You must be registered for Expo; the Leadership Forum is an additional session.)

Register for EXPO & WIP Leadership Forum

Contact Information: - The Forum is organized and presented by the NPGA Women in Propane Council

Bonus Opportunities @ Expo

Educational Session | Find a Mentor Who Helps you Become an Influencer: Three Critical Concepts for Finding or Becoming a Mentor (Speaker: Lauren Clark)
Monday, April 24 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

    Roundtable Session | Effective Public Speaking: Techniques to Convey, Convince, and to Inspire Action (Speaker: Bridget Piraino)
    Monday, April 24 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

    Networking Reception | Visit with your colleagues and influencers. (Drinks included)
    Monday, April 24 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

*Not included as part of convention/Expo registration. Additional fee applies