LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Some of the rubber and plastics industries' youngest leaders had the chance to sharpen their skills during the inaugural Leadership Experience co-hosted by the Association of Rubber Products Manufacturers and the Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors.
Ryan Krupa, who specializes in teaching leadership development, led the event that was attended by 55 young professionals. The program encouraged participants to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses and explore what drives them as they developed skills that helped them to become more effective leaders.
"The Leadership Experience curriculum was developed with the understanding that leadership is a hard skill, does not happen in a vacuum and needs to be practiced," ARPM said in a news release. "This event gave ARPM's Young Professionals the opportunity to network, participate in breakout discussions and connect with new industry contacts."
The Leadership Experience was the kickoff to a nine-month program that will include follow-ups, personal coaching sessions with Krupa, and additional outreach and networking opportunities to encourage accountability.
The ARPM Young Professionals Network is designed to bring together the next generation of leaders from across ARPM member companies for special events that are hosted throughout the year. To learn more about the Young Professionals Network, visit arpminc.com.