Young Professionals Network

MHI Young Professionals Network’s mission is to provide resources and programming to a diverse group of professionals looking to advance their careers in material handling, logistics and supply chain industries. Our goal is to increase industry retention, education and networking as well as to offer career support. You do not have to be an MHI member to participate.

YPN Benefits

  • Attend events, conferences and webinars
  • Access a network of professionals in the supply chain industry
  • Contribute to a forum of ideas and trends in the industry between experienced and entry-level professionals
  • Access to online tools to help individuals professional growth

Exclusive Member Company YPN Benefits

  • Discounts to MHI YPN events (when applicable)
  • Invitation to MHI Spring & Annual Meeting YPN networking events

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“Getting Results Without Authority,” presented by YPN

Thursday, August 24, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
No Cost to Attend
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Organizations have changed – there is now a mix of top-down authority and situations where no single person is clearly "the boss." Between matrix organizations, flatter structures, contracting, and outsourcing, success depends on gaining the cooperation of people and resources that you do not have direct authority over.

Great leaders and managers find success through influence and negotiation. They focus first on gaining employees’ respect and trust. They build up credibility through consistent action and support.

In this webinar, you will learn the skills you need to have, and actions you need to take, to get maximum results from people who don’t work directly for you. You’ll learn how to influence others by building authentic trust, credibility, and respect, thereby gaining their willing cooperation when you need it most.

“Dream Big, Focus Small: Achieve SMARTER Goals,” presented by YPN

Thursday, November 16, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
No Cost to Attend
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We often have the best intentions when it comes to goals. Some-times we surprise ourselves and achieve great things - either personally or professionally. At other times we make a few attempts then abandon our efforts before we realize any benefits. How is it that sometimes we push through barriers to reach our goals, yet at other times we come up short or get derailed?

In this fast-paced, one-hour webinar you will learn the importance of getting really clear about what you want. You’ll pin-point with a laser-like focus the small steps that you need to getting big results. And you’ll learn how setting SMARTER goals is the key to overcoming obstacles and consistently achieving success.

Participants will be able to:

  • Create SMARTER goals for personal and professional success.
  • Identify why dreaming big and focusing small can help you overcome any obstacle
  • Explore 10 tips for achieving goals and improving your performance.

We Want to Hear From You

Have a suggestion for a webinar or event? Please contact Laurie Walker, 704-676-1190.

Social Media

Join the YPN LinkedIn group Join the YPN LinkedIn® group to network with other young professionals.

Check out the YPN Blog Read the YPN Blog as a source of information about Young Professionals and this industry.

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Upcoming Events

2017 Emerging Leaders Conference
July 13, 2017
Renaissance Chicago Downtown
Chicago, IL
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YPN Chairman
Shana Relle

YPN Advisory Board

Sebastian Titze, BEUMER Corporation
Amanda Meltzer, McCue Corporation
Laura Hunt, Fives Intralogistics Corporation
Nikki Edmondson, Murata Machinery USA, Inc.

Download YPN Advisory Board details.

Interested in getting involved, email us.