2017 Tri-State Conference Schedule—watch for 2018 Updates
Tuesday, June 13
Wednesday, June 14
8:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. -9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
10:30 a.m. -11:15 a.m.
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Author Breakfast—Allen Eskens
Allen Eskens is the USA Today-bestselling author of The Life We Bury, The Guise of Another and The Heavens May Fall. He is the recipient of the Barry Award, Rosebud Award, and the Silver Falchion Award and has been a finalist for the Edgar® Award, Thriller Award, Anthony Award, and the Minnesota Book Award. His debut novel, The Life We Bury, has been published in 16 languages and is being developed for a feature film.
Allen has a journalism degree from the University of Minnesota and a law degree from Hamline University. After law school, he studied creative writing in the M.F.A. program at Minnesota State University-Mankato, as well as the Loft Literary Center and the Iowa Summer Writer’s Festival. He is represented by Amy Cloughley of Kimberley Cameron and Associates Literary Agency, and published by Seventh Street Books.
Allen grew up on the hills of central Missouri. He now lives with his wife, Joely, in out-state Minnesota where he has been a practicing criminal defense attorney for 25 years.
How Collaboration Supports Independent Campus Store Operation
indiCo is redefining independent. From providing the latest tools and technology to ensuring the freedom to meet the individual needs of your campus, indiCo is committed to supporting and strengthening the independent campus store through the power of collaboration.
In this session, we will look at the evolution of the college bookstore, and introduce our new model for campus stores that supports independent operation — the indiCo Independent Campus Stores Collaborative.
General Merchandise. What's hot in your market? What's not?—Kim Anvinson, North Dakota State University
Textbooks—Inclusive Access Students want affordable textbook options and advanced learning tools to succeed in college. Many campus stores are turning to the Inclusive Access model and partnering with publishers to facilitate these needs. Learn from the successful experiences of Martha Hoppe at University of Minnesota as she shares how to equip students with required course materials on the first day of class at the most affordable price. RedShelf will share strategies that can position your store as the central hub for digital course materials on your campus, and learn the simple steps it takes to scale Inclusive Access across departments and publishers. This win-win model makes it easy to bring affordable content and advanced learning tools to all students.
Social Media. What you need to know today.
Textbook Round Table A discussion on industry trends from our partners at Nebraska Book Company, Missouri Book, Follett and Texas Book Company.
Vendor Trade Show
Dinner Banquet at the Holiday Inn with Entertainment by Midwest Dueling Pianos
Enjoy an evening with your Tri-State friends. Here's a sample of the fun we'll have.
Thursday, June 15
7:00 a.m. -8:00 a.m.
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m. - 12:300 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 1:30p.m.
Metrics Matter—Session Support Provided by the NACS Foundation
It’s critical for Store Directors to track basic retailing metrics like turns, margins and inventory costs-and be able to use those key metrics to positively impact your bottom line. In this session, you’ll learn the importance of benchmarking, and how to collect and analyze the data in your store and report your financial improvements to your administrators.
Education Sessions—Achieving Work/Life Balance
Achieving Work/Life Balance
Numerous studies have shown that job stress is by far the major source of stress for American adults and has escalated progressively over the past few decades. Add the typical stressors of managing relationships, families and home-related responsibilities and it is no wonder that unmanaged stress and lack of work/life balance has a negative impact. This session will focus on ways to more effectively assess your work/life balance and understand the importance of paying attention to all areas of your life.
- Increase self‐awareness around the areas in our lives that are out of balance, and why, and being to learn new ways to re-gain balance
- Set goals and develop skills around prioritization of time, lifestyle choices and accepting support in order to create and/or improve balance.
- Cultivate new ideas for gaining balance and giving attention to all of the important elements in our lives.
Thriving in the Wake of Change
In a time of unprecedented change, organizations and employees are feeling the consequences of both the pace and enormity of that change. With constant change being the new normal, organizations need to recognize the impact that change has on their employees—and how the each persons ability to cope with change can impact everything from day to day attitudes and productivity, to the success of specific change initiatives. While many organizations focus on goals, objectives and processes, most change experts agree that the most critical element is employee engagement and buy-in. However, this can also be the most difficult thing to achieve—thus, the need for effective processes to assist employees in managing and embracing the change process. This session will address those processes and provide concrete strategies to overcome barriers and help employees deal effectively with change.
- Understand individual dynamics around acceptance of and resistance to change, and how they manifest themselves in teams and workgroups.
- Explore the stages of change and how to address the barriers in each.
- Make concrete plans for managing change and learn how to engage your employees in doing the same.
Depart—See you next year.