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Jul 2018
Jul 2018


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STN Expo Conference & Trade Show 2018 - School Transportation News






Event Overview:

Join Us To Connect With More Than 1,500 Transportation Professionals.

Together with industry professionals and innovators, you’ll explore the latest best practices in providing leadership and service, that can help you to improve operations and safety while getting more quantifiable results from your transportation team. Don’t miss your opportunity to attend this leading industry event!

Attendee Information:

This event welcomes transportation professionals nationwide who want to learn the latest trends in training, products and services as well as how to produce better, more quantifiable results from their transportation team and operations.

Attendees include:

  • Transportation Directors/Supervisors
  • Purchasing Agents
  • School Board Members
  • Superintendents
  • Fleet Managers
  • Mechanics/Technicians
  • Safety Trainers
  • Administrators
  • Special Education Professionals
  • Private Fleet Operators
  • Head Start/Childcare Professionals
  • Executives/CEOs
  • School Bus Dealers
  • Driver Trainers

About STN:

School Transportation News is a monthly news and feature magazine serving the field of pupil transportation. It was first published in September of 1991 by founder Bill Paul, who held the title of editor and publisher of the magazine until 2007. Paul reported on the pupil transportation industry for nearly three decades, previously serving as the editor publisher of School Bus Fleet and Metro magazines. He is also the founder of the NASDPTS Suppliers Council and is a member of the NAPT Hall of Fame.

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Keynote Speakers

Dave Jaworski

Microsoft Executive & Author of Microsoft Secrets: An Insider’s View of the Rocket Ride from Worst to First and Lessons Learned on the Journey

Dave Jaworski is a sales and technology expert, consultant, author and speaker. With over thirty years of sales, technology and executive management experience, Jaworski speaks to various businesses, executives and leaders about the lessons he learned on his incredible journey as one of the first employees of Microsoft Canada. Jaworski rose through the ranks to ultimately lead the U.S. Sales Operations, Microsoft University and more. He is the first ever recipient of Bill Gates Chairman’s Award of Excellence and was one of six at table when Microsoft Office was created. Jaworski was part of the executive team at Microsoft as it rose from dead last in the industry to becoming #1 in every major category and created the technology that changed the professional world. He and his colleagues took on the powerhouse that is known as IBM and won.

 How did Microsoft do it? Jaworski explains in his new book Microsoft Secrets: An Insider’s View of the Rocket Ride from Worst to First and Lessons Learned on the Journey that released September 26, 2017.

 "Microsoft was the company that drove the hardest and built the fastest. I was there during their rapid rise to the top," said Jaworski. "I kept meticulous notes, took photos, documented the risks we took, the dreams we shared, the lessons learned, the hopes realized and the mistakes we made. Many of the issues we faced at that time are the same issues confronting leaders in business today."

Billi Lee

Entrepreneur & Consultant “How Savvy Are You?

"The Bear Story" is a timeless and timely, entertaining and thought-provoking fable that will help STN EXPO attendees assess how workplace savvy they are. This simple yet profound story has helped people from very diverse cultures like Russia, Mexico and Australia, and in organizations as different as the CIA, Caterpillar and Comcast understand themselves, their colleagues and the system in which they work more clearly.

Learn when to:

  • Exert control and when to be resilient
  • Practice personal exclusivity and when to form professional alliances
  • Be personal and when to depersonalize

 The lessons student transporters will walk away with will result in an enhanced ability to avoid damaging political pitfalls.

Ross Bernstein

Author of “The Champion’s Code: Building Relationships Through Life Lessons of Integrity and Accountability from the Sports World to the Business World”

The best-selling author of nearly 50 sports books, Ross Bernstein is an award-winning peak performance hall of fame business speaker who's keynoted conferences on five continents and has been featured on CNN, ESPN, Fox News, and “CBS This Morning,” as well as in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and USA Today. His program is based on a series of books he wrote that chronicled more than 500 professional athletes and coaches he interviewed. They all had one thing in common — they were members of championship teams. Bernstein concluded that the same metrics and characteristics that were common among champions in sports, were also common in peak performers in business. He learned, champions have a very unique DNA — and his goal in this keynote session is to get audience members thinking about their own DNA — and about the differentiators they possess to ultimately lead customers to choose to do business with them. At the core of his message is the simple fact that we like to do business with people who we trust, who we like, and who just “get it” — champions. In an engaging, provocative, and visually entertaining style, Ross will use inspirational stories and poignant life lessons from the world of sports to show attendees how to:

  • Create a “culture of excellence” by giving extraordinary customer service
  • Generate momentum by utilizing the "currency of karma"
  • Follow their moral compasses to win "the right way," with respect and integrity
  • Be better leaders and create more "buy-in" by embracing change and failure
  • Evolve from "order takers" to "trusted partners" by enhancing the quality of their relationships


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