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EGIA Contractor University

Leadership – Entrepreneurship & Execution – by Gary Elekes

January 23, 2018 – Las Vegas, NV

Owners and managers of contracting firms will work through a model of success to grow, and demonstrate a leadership structure that facilitates business growth. The focal points are in showing how to move from an entrepreneurial company to a process-driven business that can operate without its primary owners always present. The objectives are outlining how to accomplish that end by defining a plan, empowering others, creating structure without costs, and setting up yearly, monthly, weekly and daily activity objectives and reporting.

Topics Covered:

  • Understanding Effective Leadership
  • Understanding What a Process Is and Can Do to Grow and Empower
  • Creating an Operating Plan for the Company and Employees
  • Setting Goals
  • Running an Effective Meeting
  • Creating 3-Year and 10-Year Sets of Goals
  • Creating a Meeting Rhythm
Event Details
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January 23, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Signature at MGM Grand
145 E. Harmon Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 83109
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Premium Members: Free for the first two registrations (Additional registrations:
$199/person for 1-day workshops or
$299/person for 2-day workshops)

Non-Premium Members: $599 per registration

Cancellation Policy
The deadline to cancel your training registration without penalty is 15 business days prior to the training start date. Registration cancellations received after the deadline will result in a cancellation fee equal to the ticket price of this workshop.

Course Materials:

  • Course Manual/Workbook
  • EGIA Powerpoint Slides – Outlining Ideas
  • White Rhinoceros Exercises
  • Electronic Files – Example Core Values, Example Vision, Sample Operating Plan, Sample One-Page Strategic Plan, Sample Role Descriptions, All Metrics, a Dashboard, Sample Meeting Agenda

Who Should Attend?

  • Owners of Trades
  • Mid-Managers of Any Company Wanting to Grow and Empower Managers

What to Bring:

  • A laptop running Microsoft Excel. These are working sessions and it is critical that everyone have their own laptop to work on (no mobile devices, tablets or iPads please).
  • An Open Mind and Your Team

Follow-up Homework:

  • Watch the Leadership Videos on Site
  • Study All Leadership Documents on Site
  • Create a Company Vision and Purpose – Simple and Focused
  • Create Core Values and Define Them Behaviorally
  • Create a 1-Year Operating Plan
  • Create a One-Page Strategic Operating Plan
  • Restructure All Role Descriptions
  • Begin Daily Huddles, Weekly Meetings, Monthly Company Reviews
  • Use KPI’s in Each Role Description and Weekly Meeting Reviews by Department

Gary Elekes

President, EPC Training

Gary Elekes is serial entrepreneur with a passion for helping others become more successful by sharing what he has learned during his 20+ years working closely with all facets of the contracting industry. During his career, Gary has held senior management positions at Lennox and Service Experts. In 2000, Gary moved into entrepreneurship and started his training and consulting business EPC. Today, EPC continues to support growth oriented businesses aspiring to reach 20% EBIT. He also designed the very first web based learning platform for the residential contracting industry, which acts as a support system for training and learning in HVAC and plumbing trades, and has over 5,000 subscribers.

In 2003, Gary began acquiring contracting firms with a focus on developing turn-around opportunities. He also opened and operated several start-up businesses. In 2010, he added web design/SEO and online marketing to his company portfolio starting Imarket Solutions as a co-founder. Gary graduated from Ohio State University with a BSBA and also holds a Master's Degree in Business and Finance.

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