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WHAT IS A DE-RISKATHON?
 

The DE-RISKATHON is annual leadership retreat for members of The DE-RISKING Network. Unlike a typical conference, the DE-RISKATHON will focus on the biggest risks in the transportation industry: Leadership, Culture, and Operations.

When you attend the DE-RISKATHON, you'll be contributing your insights in breakout sessions and be guided through workshop exercises by people who have performed at the highest levels. 

 

 

 

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The DE-RISKATHON focuses on the 3 areas of hidden risk that hold great transportation companies back.

 

 

 1. LEADERSHIP 

As a leader, it's your job to drive change and forward progress at your company. Some companies do this really well, while others have a hard time getting big initiatives accomplished.

 

 

 2. CULTURE 

Without a strong culture, nothing sticks. We'll focus on building a culture that engages drivers, leaders, and office staff.

 

 

 3. OPERATIONS 

Execution is critical. Transportation companies that have their entire team performing at the highest levels outperform their competition.

 

  

 

 
 DAY 1: LEADERSHIP 
Navy SEAL Leadership Training  
 
Under extreme pressure, the problems that come from bad leadership are exacerbated. The Navy Seals are put into some of the most extreme scenarios imaginable. Their training is renowned for its rigor and discipline, culminating with the infamous Hell Week.
 
 
 
  
 
Workshop Facilitator: Mike Sarraille
Mike Sarraille
MIKE SARRAILLE served fifteen years as an officer in the SEAL Teams and five years in the U.S. Marine Corps as an enlisted Recon Marine and Scout-Sniper. Mike served in SEAL Team THREE, Task Unit Bruiser where he led major combat operations that played a pivotal role in the Battle of Ramadi in 2006.
 
Mike assumed duties as the primary leadership instructor for all officers graduating from the SEAL training pipeline. Mike was then selected for assignment to the Joint Special Operations Command where he completed multiple combat deployments.
 

Mike is a recipient of the Silver Star, six Bronze Stars, two Defense Meritorious Service Medals, and a Purple Heart.

Extreme OwnershipUpon his retirement from the Navy, Mike became President of Echelon Front Overwatch, a company that specializes in the recruiting, training and placement of U.S special operations forces veterans with companies seeking leaders with an Extreme Ownership mindset to build their ranks and dominate on their battlefields. 

The workshop will be based off the #1 best-selling book, Extreme Ownership, which was written by Mike's fellow SEALs.  

 
 
Happy Hour Boat Cruise and Dinner 
 
 
IRQ_3rdWardAfter an intensive workshop, we're going to hop on a boat and have a little fun.
 
We'll cruise down the Milwaukee River and Lake Michigan, then go to dinner in Milwaukee's Third Ward neighborhood. 
 


 
 DAY 2: OPERATIONS & CULTURE 
 
Day 2 will dig into the hidden risks that exist within Operations and Culture. 
 
OPERATIONS
USING TECHNOLOGY TO DRIVE SAFETY & PERFORMANCE
There are a lot of tools available now that promise to improve safety performance (from cameras to predictive analytics to driver scorecards). We'll dig into each of them and also learn some best practices on how to roll these improvements out to drivers so they adopt them instead of resist them.
 
NAVIGATING BROKER-SHIPPER CONTRACTS
The broker-shipper arrangement is become an increasingly complex (and litigated). We've found that this area is largely undressed by many transportation companies and represents a huge liability. We'll hear from a legal expert that works to ensure transportation companies are protected.
 
CULTURE
RECRUITING AND RETAINING GREAT DRIVERS
Recruiting and retaining drivers is still one of the biggest challenges in our industry. The decisions drivers make also have a a huge impact on our company's overall performance. We'll hear from leading expert Dan Baker on building a culture that appreciates drivers. We'll also hear from experts that are using data and technology to get better results.
 
DRIVING DOWN THE COST OF CLAIMS
The cost of claims is the biggest driver of insurance costs. We'll hear from the country's leading Third Party Administrator (TPA) on how a few factors in your control can significantly reduce incurred costs.  We'll also hear from top transportation defense attorneys on the tactics that plaintiff attorneys to land nuclear verdicts.
 
THE DRIVER HEALTH CARE DILEMMA
Driver health and wellness is a difficult problem. We're bringing in a former Olympic swimming contender to share how driving truck impacted his health - and how he's now helping truckers stay fit on the road. We'll also hear from an expert on how companies are tackling the increasing costs of offering health care coverage.
  
 
  SPEAKER LINEUP
 
Dan Baker-1

Expert on the people side of the trucking industry

Founder of Fitness Trucking

MIKE S-1

Former US NAVY SEAL

Mike Natalizio-2

CEO of HNI

  

Derrick Washington

President of MasterFleet National

Max Workhound

CEO of Workhound (Driver Retention)

Jay Starrett

Partner at Scopelitis

Ray Mandli

CEO at Mandli Communications (Self-Driving Technology)

Paul Schwartz

VP of Technology Solutions at JJ Keller

 
ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP

 

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THE VOYAGEUR

A 75' yacht to cruise Lake Michigan

Joe Wray
JOE WRAY

Musician

 

 
  
Who Should Attend? 
 
CEOs/CFOs
The DE-RISKATHON is all about tackling the most critical initiatives that can transform your company.
Risk Managers
Of course, we'll tackle some of the inherent risks that always exist in a transportation company - and how to strategically overcome them.
 
Next Gen Leaders

The DE-RISKATHON is a great opportunity to immerse your next generation of leaders to the challenges and opportunities they'll face.

 

 

 

The Details

June 11-12, 2019
Harley-Davidson Museum
Milwaukee, WI
 
Day 1
1:30 - 4:45: Extreme Ownership workshop led by US Navy SEALs
4:45 - 6:30: Happy hour and Lake Michigan boat cruise
6:30 - 8:00: Private dinner
 
 
Day 2
8:30 - 2:00:  "TED Talks" from the industry's leading experts.
 
 
Accommodations 
There are many hotel options nearby, including: The Kimpton Journeyman or the Homewood Suites.
 
 
 
 
 
  

Registration

The DE-RISKATHON is the annual member meetup for members of The DE-RISKING Network.

If you are not a member of the DE-RISKING Network, you can register as a guest or learn more about becoming a member by setting up a 20 minute meeting with us.