The 2016 NARI Fall Leadership Summit took place Sept. 7-9 at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, MN. H. Dale Contant, National President of NARI, came away from the Summit with great pride and satisfaction at the valuable impact the event made on all the participants.
NARI’s new logo was launched with enthusiasm at the President’s Reception on Wednesday evening. The association is revitalizing its 33 year old brand in line with its strategic renewal plan. The goal is to establish a new logo and tag line that makes a clear statement of NARI’s position in the marketplace and elevates the value of remodelers to both the industry and consumers. The new logo is bolder and features three roof lines indicating NARI as an industry connector. The tag line is short and catchy, “Remodeling Done Right”. It focuses on remodeling and underscores the professionalism, leadership and trust that define NARI members.
The topics presented by the keynote speakers and the educational sessions on Thursday and Friday were key to the outstanding success of the Summit. The content spoke both to the needs of NARI chapter leaders, as well as that of business owners who are leading their own companies. For example, one of the sessions was titled “10 Principles of Servant Leadership” by Mark Sedgley of MemberClicks.
Included in his list of effective principles are: 1. Lead by first asking questions, 2. Learn to forgive, 3. Empower people, 4. Encourage autonomy, 5. Foster collaboration, 6. Persuade rather than compel. Attendees gave great feedback on the sessions as providing excellent content for NARI members to review later and put into practice.
Kudos to the following industry partners that helped sponsor the 2016 NARI Summit and provided exceptional events for the attendees:
Top Image L-R: Principal and Managing Partner, McKenna Design Group, Elizabeth McKenna; Sr. Residential Strategic Marketing Manager, Pella Corporation, Joe Hammond, and National President of NARI, President and Principal Owner of Atlanta Design & Build, H. Dale Contant.