Developing Industry Leaders (DIL)
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This program is a minimum of a
two-year commitment for 24 individuals. It differs from other leadership
programs in that it exposes participants to big issues that impact the
ready-mixed concrete industry nationwide. The first year is the most intense
time when individuals form teams with others from across the country, each group
choosing a separate industry challenge to research and strategize solutions.
During their second year, the whole DIL group re-forms over the summer for a
two-day networking and leadership workshop, exclusively developed for them. We
believe this experience broadens participants’ understanding of our industry
while giving them the opportunity to with other developing leaders across the
Once selected, the annual cohort group is expected to work over the summer via conference calls. They are required to attend NRMCA’s Fall
ConcreteWorks. It runs for five days. The program starts with a half-day launch workshop where individuals be placed in small working research team. Over the Fall and Winter, the team works on their issue further. At NRMCA’s
Annual Convention, each group presents its findings to NRMCA’s membership.
Additionally, DILs are expected to attend a two-day summer workshop on leadership development specifically designed for their group.
Once done with the two formal components of the DIL Program, individuals are asked to make a long-term commitment to move their team’s initiative(s) forward by joining, and attending, the appropriate NRMCA committee’s meetings twice a year. DILs are always welcome to attend NRMCA’s semi-annual Board Meetings to watch senior level executives deliberate and make both short and long term strategic decisions that impact the industry.
About the Program...
NRMCA initiated the Developing Industry Leaders (DIL) program in 2004.
It provides a venue for a limited number of middle managers from across the country to work with an eclectic group of peers as they strategically address an industry issue over a minimum of two years while developing networking/peer group connections.
Individuals completing the Developing Industry Leaders program may also submit
the activity for 12 hours of elective credit toward NRMCA STEPS® certification.
Questions? Contact Eileen Dickson,
NRMCA’s Vice President of Education, for further details.
Past DIL Presentations:
A Triple Bottom Line Approach for the Ready Mixed Concrete Industry
Reinforcing the Industry
A low cost technology you aren’t using that can put money back in your pocket today.
Why Cybersecurity Matters to the Ready Mix Concrete Industry
How do we Promote Performance-based Specifications?
Integrating Build With Strength in a Company
Benefits and Specifier Feedback
Use of Autonomous Vehicles in the Concrete Ready Mix Industry
Using the FLEET Benchmark Study to Save Money
2014 Enhancing Military Veteran Workforce in the Ready Mixed Concrete Industry
2013 - Think Beyond the Concrete Bias
2012 - Promoting Streets & Local Roads
Additional Prior Years':
Entering the Pervious Market
Increasing Participation in NRMCA STEPS®
Bringing ICFs to the Mainstream
Driver Communication of
Concrete Awareness for