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TRSA 54th Executive Management Institute (EMI) 2018

August 5-9, 2018   •   Hyattsville, MD
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Skill Builder for Achieving Your Operation’s Goals

The TRSA Executive Management Institute (EMI) teaches progressive employee and customer relations techniques and other emerging practices to textile services management so they can more effectively tackle to-do lists. EMI instructors explain how today’s workplace dynamics and social trends impact everyday business decisions in the textile services industry. Participants discuss their pressing work challenges with instructors and industry colleagues in classes and social events, delivering the “wisdom of the crowd” for immediate applicability to your workplace.

EMI has enhanced the careers of thousands of textile services professionals and earned high praise from participants for more than 50 years. The program develops the management and leadership skills of participants through team-building, interactive sessions emphasizing information-sharing and problem solving. The four-year EMI program offers 30 hours of interactive classroom training each year including:

  • Conflict management and constructive discipline
  • Strategic planning
  • Delegation and resource management
  • Effective communications
  • Coaching and performance
  • Team building and problem solving
  • Personal and interpersonal development
  • Ethics and diversity
  • Financial management
  • Marketing/Sales
  • Customer service
What EMI Means to Attendees and Graduates

I completed both EMI and PMI, along with many TRSA educational and leadership groups. Attending these programs allows you to take a step back from daily-demand activities to learn at a higher level, not only in the classroom, but through relationships off campus. – Peter Brown, business development, Mickey’s Linen

EMI has been an excellent experience for me both personally and professionally. I have developed great relationships with my classmates and learned the skills to be a better manager and person.  – Ryan Kelley, CPLM, manager, applications engineering, Pellerin Milnor Corp.

Who Should Attend
  • Company owner/operators and next-generation leaders
  • Corporate executives and directors (including HR/administration)
  • Plant-based management (GMs, branch and department heads)
  • TRSA Member Associates
  • Individuals who have achieved the CPLM credential can receive 31 hours toward re-certification
Meals and Attire

All meals are included. The dress code for all classes is business casual with activities being casual. The facilities are air-conditioned and classrooms may become slightly cool; a light jacket or sweater is suggested. Many students choose to wear dress slacks or suits for the final graduation dinner and reception, although business attire is not required.

Location, Dates, and Schedule

EMI is being held at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center located on the University of Maryland Campus. The University of Maryland is located just 20 miles from the Reagan National airport. Registration begins Sunday, August 5 at 4 p.m. and the program officially concludes Thursday, August 9, after the graduation reception and dinner, approximately 9 p.m. At registration, all Year I students will participate in an orientation session with Dr. Kent Baker. All students are expected to attend the full program beginning with registration on August 5th and ending with graduation on August 9. Hotel check-out is on Friday, August 10.

Cancellation Policy

Written cancellations received by July 21, 2018 will receive a full refund minus a 25% processing fee. Cancellations received after July 21, 2018 will not be refunded and cannot be credited to another TRSA program or event. Refunds will not be granted for no-shows. Cancellations will not be processed until after the event.

Dress Code

Business casual attire for all class sessions