Help Your Field Leaders Be Better Mentors at the 2024 Field Leaders Conference

May 17, 2024

June 17 – June 19, 2024 | Philadelphia, PA

MCAA’s Field Leaders Conference is where field leaders realize their importance and value as professionals and members of the management team. When your field leaders join us in June, they will learn the skills they need to be business, and results, oriented managers focused on growing company profits and brand. Register them before May 24 and save with early bird rates!


Your Role in Growing Future Leadership
with Chris Haslinger, Administrative Assistant to the General President, United Association

Being a leader in the Mechanical Piping Industry is one of the key elements needed for growth. As a leader you have many responsibilities including working on growing yourself with continued education and training. However, one area that is often overlooked is the responsibility of growing and mentoring our future workforce and future leaders. In this presentation we will discuss how as an industry we have traditionally grown and trained our workforce, but also how to incorporate mentoring as part of the on-the-job education.

Christopher A. Haslinger was appointed to the position of Administrative Assistant to the General President on January 1, 2019. Chris handles various assignments such as Local Union Officer Educational Programs, UA Organizing Contribution Collections and other tasks as designated by UA General President Mark McManus. Prior to this appointment, he had served as the UA’s Director of Education and Training. He served his apprenticeship as an HVACR technician with Local Union 50 in Toledo, Ohio. Chris has an Associate’s degree in Industrial Training, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Labor Education and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. He is also a graduate of the MCAA’s Advanced Leadership Institute (ALI).

Financial Assistance Opportunities

The United Association’s (UA) International Training Fund (ITF) is offering $5,500 grants for UA/MCAA foreman administrators who attend one of the 2024 MCAA Field Leaders Conferences. These are UA members who have completed the UA Education and Training Department’s Foreman Certification Course 2012 and are responsible for proctoring and maintaining the integrity and security of the UA Foreman Certification Examination at their local union training center. Find additional information about these grants and learn how to apply in this article.

The conference will be offered again November 11 – November 13, 2024 in Atlanta, GA for those who can’t make it to the June conference. Watch the MCAA website and MCAA’s National Update for details as the event gets closer.

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