2021 GPS Leadership Circle
GPS hosted their first Leadership Circle Virtual Session to successfully kick off the 2021 GPS Educational Series. The two-day event took place on February 25-26, 2021 virtually via the Zoom platform and was invitation only to GPS clients.
Leaders understand the importance of pivoting and being optimistic as disruptions impact our businesses, our teams, our industry and our future. The 2021 Leadership Circle was designed to “peer” into innovative ideas, energize, fuel attendees’ passion to connect with peers and inspire them and their key managers on the dairy to be thinking about “what’s next?”
Both sessions began with an opening keynote from Dirk Beveridge who shared how today’s transformative leaders continue to navigate forward and seize the moment by making sense of the disruptive focus, all while uniting their team(s). He focused on “defining your next” and discussed that everyone joining the call that day were leaders taking action.
After Dirk, the GPS team shared about their education and leadership programs and the recently launched FeedFIT program with attendees. FeedFIT provides the framework and resources to understand the Financials, trace the Inventories and Track the KPI’s of a dairy’s feed center to make it as profitable as the parlor. FeedFIT is module-based, creating customized blueprints to guide discussions and identify the largest areas of opportunity and growth.
To conclude the session on each day, some peer-powered conversations took place with the invited GPS clients Brian Dolski (Pagel Family Businesses), Dan Natzke (Wayside Dairy), Kevin Collins (Collins Dairy), Patrick Crave (Crave Brothers Farms), Dr. Don Niles (Pagel Family Businesses), Jon Lamers (Seven Oaks Dairy) and Jordan and Randy Ebert (Ebert Enterprises). All these leaders gave a glimpse into innovative projects and practices that they are doing within their own businesses and shared insight with attendees. Thank you to all that attended, presented and helped build this virtual event!
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