November 19 - 21, 2024 | Austin Convention Center | Austin, TX

LEADERSHIP 201

Studies show that 70% of your success as a leader is dependent upon how well you manage and engage your employees.  In this next level leadership training session, you will be exposed to the tactics needed to drive employee engagement levels to new heights, while establishing yourself as a great leader.  Building upon Leadership 101, […]

LEADERSHIP 101

The success and longevity of your run specialty store depends on leaders. Yet high performers are often thrust into leadership roles with little or no prior leadership experience or training. In this quick-hitting, practical session you will learn to lead your team with confidence, fairness, and excellence. Use your leadership skills to drive consistent employee […]

SIMPLE STEPS TO MAKE YOUR STORE MORE INCLUSIVE

Have you ever been told someone felt intimidated to come into your store? That they weren’t sure if they belong there? If so, this session is for you. Learn simple, attainable ways to invite and attract new customers to your store. We’ll provide straightforward steps that will make your outreach and your store environment more welcoming to beginner […]

NEXT GEN PROGRAM: IS YOUR BUSINESS PREPARED FOR SUCCESSION?

A glimpse into the personal and professional challenges involved with succession Whether near or distant future, family is involved or not, developing a succession plan and being prepared for the many challenging aspects of transition will help ensure the legacy of the business you worked hard to build. Our speaker, Pete Mohr of Shoetopia, and […]

HOW TO LEVERAGE VENDOR RELATIONSHIPS AND LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS TO DRIVE PARTICIPATION

At Pacers Running, Elyse Braner, Director of People + Culture and Community Marketing, and Sam Burmester, Community Lead, have been pioneering best-in-class community engagement and outreach work that addresses inclusion and access in running and fostering authentic and impactful relationships between brands and local communities. They are joined by Altra’s Tom Taylor, Senior Manager, Go […]

BUILDING CAREERS AT SPECIALTY

As stores grow and ownership matures, creating a viable career track for the next generation rises as a chief topic. This session will provide store leaders with tactics they can use to reposition their business to attract the next generation of talent. Key Takeaways:

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