Generation Next at WTS18

By Generation Next Liaison Luci Pfaff, Director of Member Services, NTEA

This article was originally published in the February 2018 issue of Generation Next Edition.

Believe it or not, The Work Truck Show 2018 is next week ... and through Generation Next, there are several opportunities for you to develop skills and knowledge to become leaders in this industry - as well as build relationships with your people. Here is a round-up.
Take 5
Work Truck Show attendees who are new to the industry (less than 10 years of service) are invited to join us Tuesday, March 6 from 5-6 p.m. for an exclusive reception sponsored by Generation Next. Register for this valuable opportunity to meet, network and talk shop with like-minded, new to the industry, professionals. Know others who would be interested in attending? The more the merrier. Forward this link to others to join this once-a-year opportunity or add their names to your registration. A full bar and light refreshments will be provided. Take5 will be located in the Wreck Room (room 139 of the Indiana Convention Center), a complimentary retro arcade filled with fun games from the past and present.
Meet the Board of Governors
Generation Next's Board of Governors will be at NTEA Booth 3401 on Wednesday, March 7 and Thursday, March 8 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Stop by to meet the group and ask any questions about programs.
Education is paramount to professional growth, and the Generation Next Board of Governors volunteers their time throughout the year to provide members with opportunities designed for new employees and company leaders at any level.


  • Building a Championship Team - On Thursday, March 8 from 9:30-10:45 a.m., Jen Shirkani, author and keynote speaker, Penumbra Group, will share insights on exceptional performance - the perfect alignment of skills, rewards, feedback, management style, measurement and culture. This session is designed to help leaders learn about employee performance drivers and easy-to-apply techniques for their engagement, encouragement and development. Learn more.
  • Generation Next Leadership Workshop and Networking Reception - Enthusiasm and anticipation for professional development is so strong, that this session has sold out. Please email me at to be placed on a waiting list in the event space becomes available. The session, on Ego vs. EQ takes place Wednesday, March 7 from 3-5 p.m. and will be presented by Jen Shirkani.

Get involved
We want you to become a leader in this industry. Maximize your experience by taking advantage of the opportunities available - not just at the Show, but throughout the year. Learn more. You can also contact one of our Board of Governors members. They are available to answer questions and hear your feedback.
Learn more about the Show
Work Truck Week brings the industry together in one place, at one time - allowing you to schedule months' worth of meetings into one week; experience new products and innovations; learn about new products and updates; and hear about industry changes that may occur. Learn more and register.
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