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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Building Business Relationships: One Conversation at a Time

August 9, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Presented by: YPN
No Cost to Attend
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Join us for this informative program that will offer the tools to develop and cultivate outstanding conversation skills and business networking techniques. Learn skills and techniques that will result in meeting new people, building relationships, increasing visibility, maintaining positive team and stake holder morale and developing and growing successful organizations.

How to Disagree Agreeably

November 15, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Presented by: YPN
No Cost to Attend
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Disagreements are not only inevitable but a natural dynamic between people. Left unresolved, they can waste time and energy, and also negatively impact productivity.

For many, the normal reaction is to avoid disagreements in order to maintain a peaceful work environment. Yet we can gain so much from those with whom we disagree if we can learn to view these situations as learning opportunities, and deal with them in an agreeable and professional way. Research suggests that successfully resolving disagreements can result in greater mutual respect and a more positive relationship.

In this webinar, you will gain insights into your personality and reactions when dealing with differences of opinion surrounding your "hot buttons." You will learn to give others the benefit of the doubt and how to practice expressing yourself in a way that promotes acceptance, agreeable outcomes, and improved productivity.

This webinar will help you:
- Apply a formula for contributing ideas and disagreeing in an agreeable way
- Refine your ability to cushion messages for greater acceptance

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

2018 Emerging Leaders Conference
July 12, 2018
The Gwen Hotel
Chicago, IL
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2018 Annual Conference YPN Meet & Greet
October 14, 2018
JW Marriott Grande Lake
Orlando, FL
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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.

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Interested in getting involved, email us.