Tyler Grimm 
APICS Tampa Bay 


Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 5:30 PM 
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 8:30 PM 

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DoubleTree Hotel Tampa Airport Westshore 
4500 West Cypress Street
Tampa, FL 33607

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APICS Tampa Bay
Tenth Annual Holiday Networking Event
December 12, 2017 

"Building Effective Teams:
Team Skills for Building Stronger Teamwork"

APICS Tampa Bay, the leading association for supply chain and operations management, invites members of local professional associations, the academic community and business professionals to our Tenth Annual Holiday Networking Event on December 12, 2017 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at the DoubleTree Hotel Tampa Airport Westshore, 4500 W. Cypress Street, Tampa, FL 33607.  

Our guest speaker is Mr. Mark McCatty, leadership & team advisor with Mark McCatty, Inc. He will be speaking on the topic of Building Effective Teams: Team Skills for Building Stronger Teamwork.

Teams don't always accomplish their intended goal. The fact that people work together [formally and informally] in a group does not mean they will be more productive or even get better results. To obtain their goal a group must have teamwork; working together with a common focus while utilizing their strengths and minimizing the individual weaknesses.

In this presentation we will discuss the foundational elements for team successes. We will:

  • Review the general problems that can cause team to fail
  • Identify ineffective team behaviors that all teams have
  • Identify the most effective team behaviors all teams can use
  • Explore a model for understanding the environment that all teams operate in

The presence of teamwork is important for a team wishing to experience sustained successes. Teams will be stronger when each of the team’s members understand [and avoid] the possible obstacles for reaching their best results, and when each team member can use the most effective team behaviors with each other to overcome those common obstacles to team performance.

Mr. Mark McCatty 

Mark McCatty is a highly effective Organizational Development Consultant / Trainer who has extensive experience in operations management. His résumé includes successful experience from an hourly production operator to plant management and, ultimately, vice president for international operations/sporting goods manufacture.

Mark has a diverse background with proven experience in industrial and manufacturing environments, as well as government and service industry venues. He has worked extensively in the Caribbean Basin, Central America, and South America, and is able to relate to diverse cultures and economic systems.

Through Mark’s 20+ years in leadership and organizational development consulting he has helped numerous organizations meet the challenges of creating high-involvement work environments. He has the ability to maintain focus, provide clear direction, and communicate effectively with employees at all levels. Mark has been highly successful in helping organizations achieve world-class performance goals.


This dinner meeting includes your choice of water, iced tea and coffee, dinner rolls and a mixed green salad.  Entree choices are Beef, Chicken, or Vegetarian and must be selected during registration on or before December 5th to guarantee your selection.

5:30-6:00 Check-In / Registration / Networking
6:00-6:20 Organizational Announcements
6:20-7:20 Dinner Service
7:20-7:30 Break
7:30-8:20 Networking Event Presentation
8:20-8:30 Door Prizes / Survey / Adjournment 


Seating is limited so please register NOW and save the date!

You can pay in advance during registration with a debit/credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover) or PayPal.  Payment at the door is accepted by credit/debit card, check and cash.


Association Members $34.00
Guests / Non-Members $39.00

Please join us for dinner, networking and professional development with Tampa Bay area's finest supply chain, operations management, transportation and logistics professionals!

Got Boots?

Did your employees get new work boots this year?

Ask them to donate their used work boots to students and new workers who can't afford them. 

We will be collecting boots at the Holiday Networking Event so please bring them with you!

By registering for this event you submit your contact information to APICS Tampa Bay who may use it to communicate with you regarding this and other events.  

APICS is the leading association for supply chain and operations management.