Graybar Presents: Electrical Contractor Leadership 101

Session Type:

Pre Convention Workshop


Washington State Convention Center

Room Number: 303

Available Dates & Times


Separate Registration Required and a Registration fee of $249

Developing your company’s leadership capacity is one of the most important tasks you can undertake. Ensuring your company can adapt and change to stay on top requires a concentrated effort. This program will focus on the key organizational leadership areas you should be focusing on in your company including: organizational culture, change management, and human resource development.

Sponsored By


  • Michael Callanan, Sr.

    Mr. Callanan is the principal owner of Michael Callanan Consulting Company. He served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mosaic Learning from January 1, 2015 to March 1, 2016. Mosaic Learning is a full-service, online technology company that develops custom learning management systems, training programs and solutions for a wide range of clients both inside and outside the construction industry.

    Previously, Mr. Callanan served as the Executive Director to the electrical training ALLIANCE (formerly National Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee) from September 1, 2004 to November 3, 2014. Since 1941 the electrical training ALLIANCE has served as the training arm of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). The electrical training ALLIANCE is responsible for developing the national curriculum and training materials for 40,000 apprentices in 300 training centers in the United States and Canada.

  • Luann Barndt

    As Founder of Axiom Quest LLC and Senior Fellow at the George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership, Luann aspires to help clients transform challenges into opportunities by tapping into embodied wisdom through the ‘felt sense’.

    A lifelong learner, Luann is working on her dissertation exploring learning through the body as a doctoral student in The George Washington University Executive Leadership Program in Human and Organizational Learning. Her passion is furthering our understanding of the relationship between embodied practices and awareness, cognitive functioning, emotional regulation, interactive resonance, and energy patterns. Integrating body and mind through practice is essential to effectively access and apply the most effective energy.

    Understanding and engaging in embodied awareness has the potential to enhance our actionable learning so critical to thriving in our increasingly challenging world. A graduate of Georgetown University Leadership Coaching Certification Program, Luann is also certified as a Master Somatic Coach (Strozzi Institute) and is credentialed as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF). Additional information on Luann’s training and certification in Discovery Tools that accelerate learning and development can be found at Luann earned three graduate degrees from the National War College; US Army Command and General Staff College; and The George Washington University in addition to her BS in Management from the US Coast Guard Academy.

    As a retired US Coast Guard Captain (O6) with Command experience, Luann is a proud veteran, married to a veteran, mother of a US Army soldier and a prospective US Navy sailor.