RBA Sessions

The Retail Bakers of America (RBA) offers two educational sessions in March for bakers looking to improve their business skills.

On Sunday, March 22, the RBA program includes exciting speaker presentations, boxed lunch and a ticket to the Chicago Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier in Chicago. Two great topics, two amazing speakers, one fantastic day!

The sessions are “Get A Grip On Your Business with Entrepreneurial Operating System” with Clark Neuhoff, Certified EOS  Implementer - Based on the Best Selling Business Book "Traction;” and “ Building an A Team, Where Do I Fit In?” with Renee Rouwhorst of Ryke's Bakery, Catering and Café, certified on the DiSC Personal Profiling System, Diversity Analysis, and Time Management Evaluation

In conjunction, the RBA’s 14th Annual National Cake Decorating Competition features a new location, new focus, new technology and over $7,000 in prize money!  Come cheer on our decorators on March 21-22, 2015 at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show.

To learn more, visit http://www.retailbakersofamerica.org/

Bakeries Built for Business

Sunday, March 22  |  9:00am to 2:30pm    

$100 per attendee 

Is your bakery built for business?  

Are you running your bakery, or is your bakery running you?

We have the answers to some of the most important questions your bakery has. Join us in Chicago for a valuable education session with two amazing speakers. The day includes interactive speaker presentations, boxed lunch and a ticket to the Flower & Garden show.  Once the class is done, we encourage you to attend the award ceremony for the NATIONAL Cake Decorating Competition.  

Get A Grip On Your Business with Entrepreneurial Operating System

9:00am - 12:00pm  

Clark Neuhoff, Certified EOS®  Implementer - Based on the Best Selling Business Book "Traction"

The Entrepreneurial Operating System, EOS®, helps business owners and leaders accelerate results and get more of what they want from their businesses. We do that by providing a complete system of simple yet powerful tools to get your entire organization crystal clear on your vision,  much more disciplined and accountable in executing your vision, gaining consistent traction®, and advancing as a healthy, functional, cohesive team. 

*Vision, from the standpoint of first getting your leaders 100% on the same page with where your organization is going and how it is going to get there.

*Traction®, from the standpoint of helping your leaders to become more disciplined and accountable, executing really well to achieve every part of your vision.

*Healthy, meaning helping your leaders to become a healthy, functional, cohesive leadership team because unfortunately, leaders often don't function well as a team.

Building an "A" Team, Where Do I Fit In?

12:30pm - 2:30pm  

Renee Rouwhorst, Ryke'sBakery, Catering and Café, certified on the DiSCPersonal Profiling System, Diversity Analysis, and Time Management Evaluation

Ever wonder why there are some people that you just "click" with and others that just don't seem to respond positively - even when you treat them the very same way? In this session, participants will be introduced to concepts from the DiSC Behavioral Profiling System and gain an understanding of why people do what they do and how your behavior can affect others.  We'll discover why we need a balance of all different types of people with different approaches to tasks and communication to build a team that works.