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OGA Fall Conference

Date:          Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Time:          9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Fee:             $75 for a single

$100 for a company, train as many people as you want!

This will be a virtual GoToMeeting/Zoom session and once you confirm payment an email will be sent a week prior for login details. 

Click here to register online! 

Education Program & Agenda 

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. ~ The Power of Passion

Keynote ~ Jamie Richardson, White Castle 

This energizing walk through the history of White Castle focuses on what’s essential to create a winning organizational culture.  Participants will have the opportunity to learn through vivid storytelling and a ‘case study’ method that shows how the ongoing growth and success of the storied White Castle brand has been achieved through the creation of a values-based culture, with caring for people as a cornerstone.


9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m ~ Legalities of COVID

Details coming soon…..

Presenter ~ Matt Austin, Austin Legal


10:35 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. ~ Keeping Morale Up During a Pandemic

(Round Table) This round table we will be discussing…

The importance of maintaining a highly motivated workforce during a crisis in the supermarket is key to successfully managing through the issues. This round table will discuss the steps that need to be taken to ensure that Everyone is in the boat and rowing in the same direction.


Presenter ~ Mike Davidson, Buehler’s Fresh Foods 


11:10 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. ~ Post-COVID Practices ~ Changes that will stick!

(Round Table) This round table we will be discussing…

COVID-19 has changed the way customers shop and we do business. It’s affected everything from salad bars to sanitizing practices to the use of tote bags. In this round table, we’ll discuss which changes you think have been positive and are worth keeping in some form. And, we’ll get out the crystal ball and discuss which changes you think will stick post-COVID.

Presenter ~ Jennifer Williams, Owner of Weiland’s Market


11:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Wrap Up & Questions

Facilitator ~ Kristin Mullins, OGA President/CEO



This year’s format will be virtual (GoToMeeting or Zoom) with the opportunity to view it as an individual or a team.  This is a great opportunity to get together to engage in HR and COVID related topics that are right on target for the industry.  

Here are some photos from the 2019 event:

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