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Announcing 2005 Annual AGAT Conference

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JULY 25, 2005 – The Program Committee and Board of Directors is pleased to announce the full agenda and resulting benefits for the 2005 Annual Association for Graphic Arts Training (AGAT) Conference, the industry’s premier event for trainers. Scheduled for October 23-26, 2005 at the Radisson Hotel, Pewaukee, Wisconsin (Milwaukee), the theme of this year’s conference is “A Tool for Every Task.” For eighteen years, AGAT has brought together training professionals, human resource development personnel, educators, graphic arts students, and manufacturer and supplier representatives to improve the capabilities of the industry’s workforce. In addition to AGAT’s on-going purpose of workforce development and collaboration, attendees receive the following tremendous benefits by attending: •Annual membership to AGAT! •Access to training and performance expertise at their fingertips! •Learn from the masters, as well as sharing their own success stories! •Shorten program development & design with access to industry experts! •Develop professional relationships & networks that last a lifetime! •Trainers gain the attention of their management team with training results! Conference attendees will hear case studies from several of the most successful training & performance members, on such topics as: The 5-S System; The Code of Quality; Motivating a Tired Workforce; A New Breed of Supervisor; Available Training Funding and Grants; The Trainer’s Guide to Teaching Production & Scheduling; Supervisory Safety Training; Direct to Plate Technology; Accountability in the Workplace; Technical Training for the Pressroom; GATF Web Offset Training through NC Certification, and more. David Levin, of QBQ, Inc., will deliver the keynote presentation addressing how to cultivate personal accountability into a core organizational value. Levin is co-author of QBQ! The Question Behind the Question, Personal Accountability, and the upcoming The QBQ! Advantage Principles. Based in Minneapolis, MN, David has been aligned with QBQ, Inc. for the last nine years where he is currently in charge of customer facilitator training for the QBQ Training System. He also consults with executives and managers regarding communication and speaking effectiveness issues. This year’s conference sponsors include Heidelberg, MAN Roland, Kolbus, and the National Council for Skills Standards in Graphic Communications. For additional information on the conference and the Association, visit the Association for Graphic Arts Training (AGAT) website: http://www.agatweb.org/.