The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) concluded its record breaking 2015 Retail Asset Protection Conference with sessions focused on bridging the generational gap and leading through crisis.
Generational expert Hannah Ubl kicked off the day offering attendees tips for identifying the obstacles and opportunities for leadership within each generation and understanding the potential impact everyone can make as a leader. Building on her general session, Ubl hosted a Generational Boot Camp incorporating practical exercises for attendees to test their ability to lead across generations.
The conference concluded with a compelling and at times emotional keynote by Dan Linskey, former chief of police for the Boston Police Department. Reflecting on his personal experience managing the law enforcement response the 2013 Boston marathon bombing, Chief Linskey emphasized the need to prepare for the worst and the unexpected, to manage one's emotional response to a crisis and to lead with confidence under the most challenging of circumstances.
"The 2015 Retail Asset Protection Conference exceeded our expectations, both in terms of attendance and quality of education," said Lisa LaBruno, senior vice president of retail operations for RILA. "We are grateful to our steering committee, the presenters and our solution provider partners for their thought leadership and commitment to advancing the industry through education."
The 2016 Retail Asset Protection Conference will be held April 17-20 in Dallas.
RILA is the trade association of the world's largest and most innovative retail companies. RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers domestically and abroad.