People-centric leadership and your culture

May 27, 2020 | 9:45 am to 12:30 pm
Contact AME: 224-232-5980 |
Non-Member Fee: $95
Member Fee: $75


Holiday Inn Earth City
3400 Rider Trail S.
Earth City, Missouri

HM Electronics Commercial Electronics AME people-centric leadership

People-centric leadership (PCL) fosters an environment where people discover, develop, and share their talents and feel a sense of fulfillment for their contributions in pursuit of excellence.

Hear how HME, Commercial Electronics' parent company, formally began its lean enterprise journey in 2003. Learn how it has experienced many of the benefits lean can bring, including a significant reduction in manufacturing lead times, improvement in on-time customer shipments, and increased market-share through the improvement of overall efficiency and productivity. Discover how HME saw a need to continuously improve and heighten its level of employee engagement. You'll hear how, in August 2018, the company adopted and adapted AME’s PCL framework into its in-house leadership development program, which was rolled out to each of its more than 120 managers and team leaders around the world and became a requirement for anyone assuming a leadership position.

And finally, hear how the company's journey resulted in it receiving the 2019 AME Excellence Award for demonstrated excellence in manufacturing and business operations.


Commercial Electronics

Commercial Electronics (CE) is a leading provider of electronics repairs, accessories and equipment. CE is a factory authorized provider of repair services and new equipment for HME and Panasonic, specializing in communication equipment for quick-service restaurants. The company also serves as a repair outsource partner for a variety of industries. CE provides nationwide repair services and accessories for all brands of QSR equipment, technical support, 24-hour turnaround on repairs and accessories, and offers regional (greater St. Louis area) installation and other field services.


Mel Burt-Gracik

Mel Burt-Gracik is the training and development specialist at HME. She has spent 16 years in leadership development. Certified in Gallup’s StrengthsFinder, and trained in 12: The Elements of Great Managing and the Q12 Employee Engagement Survey, she helps supervisors learn and implement the skills top managers possess. She holds certifications in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Emotional Intelligence EQ-i & EQ360, and is a board-certified executive coach. Burt-Gracik has a master's degree in higher education administration and a master of divinity degree.


9:45 a.m.   – 10:00 a.m.    Welcome
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    People-centric leadership introduction / Program: Your culture and people-centric leadership
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.    Optional lunch & continued discussion


Hear an AME Excellence Award-recipient's first-hand account of how people-centric leadership can influence an organization for the better. Learn practical ways to bring PCL to your business to create a culture that values its people and leads to positive results.

  • Managers
  • Company and team leaders
  • Lean practitioners

You can become an AME member during the registration process for $150 per year and obtain the discounted AME member rate for this event. Your membership will also entitle you to a registration discount for all future AME conferences, seminars, workshops and webinars for one year. 

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