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Craftsmanship Forum Conference – Elgin, Illinois Thursday & Friday, October 17 & 18, 2019

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Pre-Conference Event

5:00 – 6:00 pm 

“Creating Niches within your Craft”- by Duffy Hoffman. How to find that niche. He will walk thru how to market your niche, old & new ways. He will cover the importance of opportunity. He will go thru how he got his niche that has lasted 35 years. Duffy was honored with the National Parks Atkins Award in 2013. He also has done workshops in 30 some States. Has done articles for the Old House Journal, Journal of Light Construction and Fine Home Building has been featured on HGTV’s Restore America several times. After 35 years in his craft, he is still teaching and working.

6:00 – 9:00 pm 

Welcome Reception – Bennigan’s – Holiday Inn

Thursday, October 17, 2019

6:30 – 7:30 am 

Breakfast at Holiday Inn

7:30 – 8:00 am 

Bus to Elgin History Museum for conference

8:00 – 8:30 am 

Welcome from CF President – Rich O’Neil. Introduce CF Work Products brief overview

8:30 – 9:30 am 

Guided Group Share & Learn Session – Moderator: Rich O’Neil. Topic: Craftsmanship Struggles and Challenges-Come prepared to share.

9:30 – 10:00 am 

Sponsor Spotlight

10:00 –10:30 am 

Break

10:30 – 11:00 am 

“PDCA New Initiatives” – Steve Skodak,, PDCA Executive Director

11:00 – 12:00 am 

“Enhance Craftsmanship by Integrating Different Cultures” Panel- Moderator: Joel Hamberg, Panel: Juan Valquez, Jose Hernandez, Tony Severino

12:00- 1:00 pm 

Lunch & PowerPoint by Dan Miller, Elgin Historical Society (prep for Painted Lady Tour) & 15 min break before leaving.

1:00 – 3:45 pm 

Tour – Painted Ladies & Cobblestone House in Elgin – Tour Guide – Dan Miller

5:00 – 5:45 pm 

Bus to Barrington White House

6:00 – 9:00 pm 

Tour & Dinner Barrington White House


Friday, October 18, 2019

6:30 – 7:30 am 

Breakfast at Holiday Inn

7:30 – 8:00 am 

Bus to Elgin History Museum for conference

8:00 – 8:45 am 

Guided Group Share & Learn Session – Moderator: Rich O’Neil. Topics continued from Thursday: Craftsmanship Struggles and Challenges. Come prepared to share.

8:45 – 9:45 am 

Master Class: “Using lime-wash instead of paint on masonry surfaces” by Mario Macknicki

9:45 – 10:15 am 

Sponsor Spotlight

10:15 – 10:30 am 

Break

10:30 – 11:30 am 

Master Class: “Scrum Leadership for Master Craftsmen” by Torlando Hakes. For overworked owners, Scrum is the system for running your business in a way that helps you solve one huge problem, which is, everything depends on you. By implementing Scrum you will set yourself free by organizing your team into defined roles, and operating a schedule and workflow that empowers your team to work collaboratively and in a self-directed manner. With Scrum, you can play the role you want to play and hand off the keys of the business to others so that it not all riding on you.

11:30 – 12:00 pm

 Lightning Round – “Hot Topics in the Industry” Bridget Ingram

12:00 – 1:00 pm 

Lunch at Museum

1:00 – 2:00 pm 

Master Class: “An Industry Shift” – What You Need to Know About Water based Stains and Clear Coatings, by Louis Jasso

2:00 – 3:00 pm 

Master Class: Real Life Results – Hiring Decent Human Beings to build your craftsmanship team. by Nick Slavik

3:00 – 3:30 pm 

Recap and future plans for conference. Closing – Rich O’Neil

6:30 pm 

Craftsman Dinner – Grand Victoria Casino (Two bus trips back to hotel 9:00 & 10:30 pm)

Questions call Judi – 954-214-4447  or  jriccipdcacf@gmail.com


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Member Full Price  – $375
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Non-Member Price – $425
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Hotel Registration Info

Holiday Inn, 495 Airport Road, Elgin, IL 60123 847-488-9000. Craftsmanship Forum Group Room Rate $ 109 plus tax. (includes Breakfast)

Room Rate Cut Off Date – October 1, 2019

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