The Mechanical Contractors Association of America wants its members to open their minds and embrace new ideas at its 2011 convention, to be held March 6-10 in Maui, Hawaii.

Thought leader Scott Klososky will discuss the new ‘velocity leadership’ skills required in today’s business environment, as well as how to use social media effectively. McKinstry’s David Allen will show attendees how to drive brand value in their businesses. Former Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Director C. Richard Barnes will share his observations and suggestions on how to make labor-management relationships productive.

In addition, television news journalist and anchor Charles Gibson will reveal his insights on how recent domestic and world events will continue to affect our lives; and basketball great and television sports analyst Bill Walton will talk about teamwork, dedication to excellence and a determination to win.

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