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Wisconsin Lumber Dealers Leadership Conference
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Wisconsin Lumber Dealers

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
Wilderness Resort / Glacier Canyon Conference Center, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin


Pre-registration has closed. You may register on-site.

This new, one-day conference is designed to help owners, managers and sales professionals from retail lumber yards gain insight that will address the tough situations many struggle with, share creative new business ideas and provide a forum for dealers to come together to network and learn from each other.

The small registration fee includes – all seminars, a reception, dinner and a Future Lumber Leaders Roundtable.

Prizes will be awarded throughout the day including a Green Bay Packer Package grand prize, sponsored by Amerhart, which will be drawn for at the Awards Dinner.  (Must be present to win)


Schedule of Events

8:00 am – 12:00 pm    Future Lumber Leaders Meeting & Lunch

Are you taking on a leadership role in your company?  If you are, then don’t miss the Future Lumber Leaders Roundtable meeting.

12:00 pm – 5:30 pm    Registration Opens – lobby of Glacier Canyon Conference Center

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm     
Seminar - “Business Succession & Exit Strategy Planning” 

Make the right moves now to make sure you have a succession plan in place to avoid potential stress, hardship and loss of wealth.


1:00 pm – 2:00 pm      Seminar – “Merchandising for the Lumber & Building Material Dealers”
Discover how to design crisp product presentations that minimizes effort and maximize profit generation.


2:15 pm – 3:45 pm      Seminar -“What the Best Do Best”
Learn what the top ten sales professionals do on every call to make them the best in their industry.


4:00 pm – 5:00 pm      Seminar-“Hard Talk – Meaningful and Successful Coaching Conversations”
Develop a better understanding of how to coach your team and make a positive impact on their job performance.


4:00 pm – 5:00 pm      Seminar- “Add an Hour to Your Day”
We are all scrambling to find more time both at work and with our families.  Learn the pitfalls that are wasting time and how to prioritize our daily tasks.


5:00 pm – 5:30 pm      Cocktail Reception
Following the afternoon of seminars, reconnect with old friends, mingle with new acquaintances, at the cocktail reception.  FREE beer and soda will be provided along with appetizers. 

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm      Membership Meeting & Awards Dinner

During the WRLA/WLDEF Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner we will review what has happen in the past year and hear about the future plans for the Association.  Elections will be held for the 2018 Board of Directors. Awards will be presented to Dealer of the Year and one member will be recognized with the Distinguished Service Award.