2023 Shred School Curriculum

Shred School® is the premier training program for secure data destruction professionals, hosted by i-SIGMA®. Each year’s workshop curriculum is carefully currated to for the most relevant topics to help new and old professionals alike dive into the secure destruction industry and offer actionable steps to improve business, sales best practices, marketing insights, data protection legislation, association program opportunities, and much more.

Day 1: Tuesday, October 17th

  • 8:00 – 9:30 am: Welcome to Shred School 2023 & The Current Top 10 Mistakes Information Destruction Companies Make (Presented by: Ray Barry, Shred America)
  • 9:30 – 10:45 am: Operational metrics to be more efficient & profitable (Presented by: Scott Lagios, Morgan Records Management) – Sponsored by: Vecoplan
  • 10:45  – 11:30 am: Outreach strategies to reach key players (Presented by: Maggie Geolat, i-SIGMA) – Sponsored by: Trans Lease
  • 11:30 – 12:15 pm: i-SIGMA Business Support (Presented by: Kelly Martínez, i-SIGMA) Sponsored by: Shred-Tech
  • 12:15 – 1:30 pm: Lunch: Provided ; Sponsored by: Shred Nations
  • 1:30 – 2:30 pm: ITAD: Logistics & Increasing Sales for Profit (Presented by: Gaines Garrett, Secure Shredding and Recycling) Sponsored by: ShredMetrics, LLC
  • 2:30 – 3:30 pm: Sales & Retention: How to set yourself apart throughout the sales process (Presented by: Ray Barry, Shred America) Sponsored By: O’Neil Software
  • 3:45 – 5:15 pm: Sponsor Pro Tips Speed Session (Brought to by: All Shred School Sponsors) Drinks Provided By: KEITH Walking Floor
  • 5:30 pm: Dinner: Provided

Day 2: Wednesday, October 18th

  • 8:00 – 9:00 am: Elements of a successful brick wall program (part 1; part 2 at conference) (Presented by: Ray Barry, Shred America) Sponsored By: NetGain
  • 9:00 – 10:00 am: Capture Leads: How to Get & Close More Leads to Your Business (Presented by: Jennie Gift, i-SIGMA) Sponsored By: Jake, Connor & Crew
  • 10:00 – 11:00 am: How to Wield Regulations for Wins (Presented by: Karen Lyons, i-SIGMA) Sponsored By: MedXwaste
  • 11:00 – 12:00 pm: Protecting your business with the right type of contracts (Presented by: Tom Seibert, VRC) Sponsored By: BMO
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch: Provided ; Sponsored By: Bins4 Shredding
  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm: How to Combat Inflation and figure out what to charge (Panel by: Brian Connelly, All Points Mobile Shredding & Gina Lentine, Legal Shred with Moderation by: Nathan Campbell, i-SIGMA) Sponsored By: Alpine Shredders
  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm: Your SWOT Analysis (workshop it) (Presented by: Ray Barry, Shred America) Sponsored By: Allegheny Shredders
  • 3:00 – 4:00 pm: Creating an Effective Action Plan (Presented by: Ray Barry, Shred America)

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