IAPD Women in Plastics Educational Workshop

Thursday, August 1, 2019 
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Anaheim Marriott
700 West Convention Way
Anaheim, CA, 92802, USA

Women and men are welcome to attend.



Join Women in Plastics for a day of learning and connecting on Thursday, August 1, 2019 in Anaheim, CA.

This educational workshop will feature:

  • Interactive workshop on strategic thinking
  • Collaborative networking activities
  • Lively group discussion
  • An opportunity to meet industry peers and build business relationships
  • Networking breakfast and lunch

This educational offering is intended to help foster facilitated networking and the chance to connect with attendees on a deeper level. 


Registration Fees:

IAPD Members - US$199
Non-members - US$249
Students (with valid student ID) - US$25
Welcome Reception Only - US$25


Wednesday, July 31, 2019
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception at The Fifth Rooftop Restaurant & Bar 

Thursday, August 1, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Registration / Networking Breakfast 
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Welcome / Ice Breaker
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Lorna Shepard
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch
1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Ice Breaker
1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Industry Speaker: Dale Delmage
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.  Break
2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Speed Networking

Keynote Speaker

Lorna Shepard 
Senior Strategist, OnStrategy
Develop Your Strategic Thinking Skills

This engaging workshop focuses on the importance of strategic planning in professional success and how it plays into decisions everyone makes as they climb the corporate ladder. You will learn:

  • Strategy and Benefits: You’ll start by gaining a deep understanding of what strategy is and the benefits of planning.
  • Meaningful Tools to Think Strategically:  Once strategy is defined, you’ll examine the difference between thinking strategically versus tactically and learn how to tell the difference. You will begin to develop your strategic thinking with practical ideas you can use in the hallways and the boardroom. 

Key takeaways include:

  • Tips and tricks to be a valuable contributor strategic planning efforts
  • Tools and techniques to help think strategically and prompt the strategic thinking of others
  • Framework to separate strategic ideas from tactical execution

  • Strategic Thinking in Action

    Build your strategic thinking muscle with a practical strategic activity. In this interactive session, you will have a customized strategic thinking exercise. You will work with other participants to bring your ideas into real-world planning application.

    About Lorna Shepard
    As a senior strategist at OnStrategy, Lorna Shepard works with clients to identify strategic focus and craft plans that can be implemented and measured to successful goal completion. A strong facilitator, Shepard has more than 25 years working in advertising, marketing and technology, and more recently as a consultant providing clients with long-range marketing plans. Her brand experience extends deep into financial services, tourism and non-profits. During her tenure with agencies, Shepard’s focus was marketing strategy planning, including designing and interpreting research, identifying market opportunities and crafting the strategies for clients to go after those opportunities.

    Industry Speaker

    Dale Delmage
    President, Redwood Plastics and Rubber

    Dale Delmage started his career with Redwood Plastics in the early 80’s as inside sales, and in his years with the company has held the positions of outside sales, branch manager, and sales manager. He moved to manufacturing in the 90’s starting at Nylatech as General Manager, developing the company into a respected manufacturer of Cast Nylon in North America. Today he is President of Redwood Plastics and Rubber.  His varied career has provided Dale a unique understanding of the industry from both the distribution and manufacturing perspective. 

    Hotel Info

    Anaheim Marriott
    700 West Convention Way
    Anaheim, CA, 92802, USA
    (714) 750-8000

    IAPD attendees will receive a special discounted rate of $239 per night. Click here to make reservations or call the reservations line at (714) 750-8000 and mention you are an IAPD Women in Plastics attendee. The cut-off date for the hotel block is Wednesday, July 3, 2019.

    Thank You to Our Sponsors:

    World Class Sponsor

    Exclusive Reception Sponsor

    Elite Sponsors

    Workshop Sponsor

    Workshop Lunch Sponsor


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    Sponsorship Information

    Sponsoring Women in Plastics Education Workshops places your company at the forefront of IAPD’s fastest growing events. The audience is comprised of men and women from the C-suite to operations and administration.

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