UID In-A-Day

UID In-A-Day

Tuesday, November 14 | 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Back by popular demand!

University of Innovative Distribution (UID) In-a-Day will be held on November 14 in conjunction with the NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention. This one-day workshop is dedicated to providing tailored education to those in management positions within wholesale distribution firms as well as their partner suppliers. While the specific curriculum changes each year, the focus is on helping managers develop their individual leadership skills which will indirectly facilitate growth in the business. UID In-A-Day is an abbreviated version of the very popular University of Innovative Distribution (UID), which takes place every March in Indianapolis, IN and is a robust, four-day learning opportunity for distribution managers.

The Unspoken Rules of Leadership

Jamie Turner, 60 Second Marketer

We all want to learn how to be better leaders, mentors, and managers. The problem is that we need a roadmap that shows us the way. That’s where Jamie Turner comes in.

The Unspoken Rules uses science-based techniques to help you work more productively, more efficiently, and more thoughtfully with those around you. 

Over the course of the day, each of the four components of the roadmap will be addressed.

  • Mindset: You will learn how to improve your thinking as a way to improve business outcomes.
  • Mentoring: You will learn how to build a bridge between yourself and the people you are working with.
  • Management: As a team leader, you will be taught science-based persuasion and communication techniques.
  • Marketing: You will learn how to communicate with intention, how to make effective presentations, and how to build a personal brand that resonates with others.

There are two key things to remember about The Unspoken Rules process — first, we will make learning fun. And second, the learning provided sticks around. You will learn science-based techniques to ensure that what you learn stays with you over the long run.

Meet Jamie Turner

Jamie Turner is an internationally recognized author, professor, speaker, and TV news contributor who has helped global brands tackle complex business problems. Jamie is an expert in leadership, productivity, and communication. He travels the globe teaching executives how to improve their communication skills, how to be more productive, and how to do a better job leading themselves and leading others. He is also a regular guest on network TV news on the topics of business, leadership, and marketing. Jamie is the co-author of "Go Mobile," which was the #1 best-selling mobile marketing book on Amazon when it was first released, and "How to Make Money with Social Media." He is also an adjunct instructor at Emory University and The University of Texas.

Set Goals All the Time

Jeremy Wall, Goalmakers

Do you come to work, every day, knowing what your personal goals are? More so, could you or others at your office tell me what the company’s goals are for this year? In this session, you will learn where to start and how to continually improve your own goalsetting process, both for the short and long-term goals. Effective leaders use goals to align the entire team around a shared vision of the future, and as a tool to empower those around them to focus on the daily actions and decisions that move the entire organization toward defining and achieving success.    

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Refine your long-term goal, aka your vision, that moves everyone together toward a shared future. 
  • Understand the three fundamental types of organization-wide goals (financial, customer, & employee) and how to measure and manage each.  
  • Establish the frameworks that must be in place to create ‘good goals’ for the company, departments, and individuals.

Meet Jeremy Wall

Set Goals all the Time is presented by Jeremy Wall, co-founder and CEO, of GoalMakers and the lead facilitator of the online Master Manager portion of the NAFCD/NBMDA Emerging Distribution Leaders program. Understanding that most managers have never been taught the fundamentals of people management or business finance, Wall has a passion for simplifying these concepts into practical and applicable lessons to help businesses define & achieve their goals. After building his previous business, an IoT safety company, Wall did private consulting before joining esteemed coach and author John Cioffi to expand this knowledge to all business owners, managers, and future leaders through GoalMakers programs.


Who Should Attend?

Any manager working for distributor or supplier who is interested in their individual growth as well as the contribution to their employer’s growth. Target audience includes operations, general, branch and sale managers along with anyone else within the company looking for continuing education and ideas to stimulate their growth.


  • Early Bird Fee :$695
  • Regular Fee: $795

*Note: There is no cost for participants in the 2023 Emerging Distribution Leaders Program. Utilize your discount code when registering for UID-in-a-Day.

2023 Tentative Schedule of Events:

9:30 a.m. – Noon      Workshop: Jamie Turner
Noon – 1:00 p.m.  Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.    Workshop: Jamie Turner
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Presenter: Jeremy Wall, GoalMakers
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Networking Receptions