Jumpstart-Logo.pngThe JUMP START Program — held in conjunction with the IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference — can help rising supervisors in your operations develop improved management and leadership skills that will benefit your company.


​By participating in this educational opportunity, attendees can expect:
 
BUILD A NETWORK OF PEERS
Creating a sense of team work and building peer to peer relationships along with broadening industry understanding, JUMP START attendees will attend educational sessions designed to enhance their development in such areas as communication and personal branding.  Alumni from the program are encouraged to engage with new JUMP START attendees and share their experiences and learning as well as providing a platform to foster new relationships.
 
CULTIVATE LEADERSHIP SKILLS
Program participants will build on their decision making, leadership and management skills while networking with colleagues within their own organizational structures.  Industry leaders frequent the JUMP START sessions and provide further expertise and opportunity for development and networking.  Sharing of like problems and possible solutions is an annual favorite as attendees take home applicable opportunities for improvement and friendships they can lean on moving forward.

EXPERIENCE
JUMP START attendees will be escorted on the IFDA DSC Expo Hall floor with seasoned industry professionals and introduced to vendors and products showcased in the expo.  Participants in the JUMP START Program will have practical and useful takeaways that will allow them to bring solutions back to your operation.
 
Full attendance and participation in the JUMP START Program will earn attendees a certificate of completion that can be proudly displayed within participant’s organizations. It is mandatory that registrants attend all JUMP START exclusive sessions to successfully receive their completion certificate. Please note, this is an IFDA "members only" opportunity and is limited to 50 registrants.

​REGISTRATION: This innovative program is geared toward first time attendees at the Distribution Solutions Conference. It is designed for both personal development and team development with peers. By registering for this program, you are committing to participate in all JUMP START activities. To register, please CLICK HERE for a printable registration form.