A new executive development program will take place at the upcoming 35th Restaurant Loss Prevention and Security Association (RLPSA) annual conference, from Aug. 3-6 in Orlando, Florida. RLSPA is a leading trade association for loss prevention, security, safety, and risk management professionals in the casual-dining and quick-service restaurant industry.

The executive development and learning program gives registered attendees an opportunity to talk to executives from various industries whose companies have successfully integrated operations and loss prevention as true collaborative business partnerships, as well as learn what makes an effective leader and what executives look for in future leaders.

“Whether you are an organization looking to enhance your team’s professional skills or an individual striving to gain a competitive edge, the executive development and corporate learning program will provide immense, long-lasting value,” says Jim Forlenza, executive director, RLPSA.

Presenters include Sandra Tillett, senior vice president of stores, operations, and loss prevention, at Lane Bryant; Jesus Alvarez, head of loss prevention at Forever21; and Arlene Estrada-Petokas, director of human resources at CKE Restaurants.

“An outstanding array of presenters will allow attendees to tap into the power of leading restaurants and retailers with a diverse portfolio of cutting-edge experience,” says Anne Sullivan, CKE Restaurants and RLPSA 2014 planning committee chair. “It’s a rare opportunity to learn from influential leaders across such a large range of business sectors—leadership, HR, strategy, entrepreneurship, legal, decision-making, loss prevention, operations, and supply chain management.”

The program concludes on a lineup of general session programs. “It’s an outstanding opportunity for LP professionals to learn how to apply new-found knowledge to the real world through practical, hands-on activities and projects,” says Sullivan.

The RLPSA Annual Conference features executive keynotes, educational sessions and workshops, roundtables, exhibits, scheduled practitioner/vendor meetings, and a host of entertaining networking functions. The education program will highlight speakers from the restaurant and loss prevention and security industry, presenting real-world topics and best practices and offering a host of solutions and insights for everyday situations. Additional industry speakers will be announced over the next several weeks.


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