Professional Development Sessions

In addition to 4 days of networking opportunities, you'll also be able to attend our professional development sessions. 


TMA Restructuring Boot Camp Part 1*
Wednesday, Oct 4, 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

TMA Restructuring Boot Camp Part 2*
Wednesday, Oct 4, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

At this year's Annual, we're hosting an in-person session of the TMA Restructuring Boot Camp. TMA Annual attendees may attend this session at a discounted rate of $149 (in Advance, $199 on-site)  — a $350 value! Both Parts 1 and 2 are included;  TMA members who attend both parts of the workshop and then apply for the CTA or CTP credential will have their application fee waived—an additional $295 value! Space is limited, and seats are first-come, first-serve. 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Workshop & Reception
Sponsored by Barnes & Thornburg
Wednesday, Oct 4, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Workshop from 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Pushing Forward in a Post-Affirmative Action Era – a Workshop on the Implications and Strategies for the Ongoing Promotion of DE&I 
It is widely known that the United States Supreme Court has recently issued multiple decisions that are certain to have broad implications for those focused on the promotion and progression of diversity, equity and inclusion.  In light of these decisions, not only educational institutions, but also corporations and organizations such as TMA Global are thinking about the implications of these decisions as well as the  best paths forward to continue to promote these principles to which TMA is committed. This workshop will be designed to foster discussion during the session and will be led by a number of industry experts. Please join us to participate in a discussion on these important and complicated issues.

Shining the Light on a Nation’s Future: The Rebirth of America’s Cities Sponsored by STRETTO
Wednesday, Oct 4,, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

A panel of professionals who brought turnaround to municipalities will discuss how turnaround professionals could partner with local governments, bringing private sector techniques to the public sector as cities re-think themselves in a post-pandemic world. San Francisco has seen many challenges that are happening in many cities throughout the United States. Businesses might struggle with problems every business faces, but in an era of new urban blight brought on by business consolidation, commercial real estate woes, and the hybrid work environment, our struggles are new. In this panel, we’re bringing in the best minds in civic leadership and restructuring—including certified turnaround professionals— for an intellectually stimulating discussion on how turnaround professionals can help municipalities manage this new norm of municipal woes. 

Short-Term Pain, Long-Term Gain in the Era of AI and Automation
Thursday, Oct 5, 10:045 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

The next wave of disruption starts with AI. How will restructuring professionals be called upon to aid in the transformation of businesses in this period as the world embraces challenges represented by AI and automation? Are we ready for what’s coming and how to navigate the next industrial revolution and the initial economic pains it will inevitably cause? 

TMA Awards Ceremony and Luncheon Featuring Keynote Shola Richards Sponsored by White Oak Commercial Finance
Thursday, Oct 5, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Revisiting Receiverships: What’s Working and What’s Not Sponsored by Riemer & Braunstein LLP
Thursday, Oct 5, 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

A battle is brewing between the alternate in- and out-of-court restructuring options, with receiverships being front and center in this emerging debate. Where have they increased? Where are they declining? And what challenges lurk in a country divided by receivership laws and policies? Join us to learn more about what’s trending in this area and what we can expect in the near future.

Behind the Vine: A Look at the Post-pandemic Challenges to the Wine & Adult Beverage industry
Thursday, Oct 5, 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

What would a conference in wine country be without a discussion on wineries and the adult beverage space? As banks and venture capitalists regularly assess the risks associated with different industries, is there a decline in funding based on climate change and supply chain disruption?  

The Calamity of Climate Change: A Perfect Storm and Its Impact on the Worldwide Economy
Thursday, Oct 5, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The race to manage climate change—largely through regulatory means and a hard push to zero carbon emissions—will have extensive implications for economies and jobs. Business transformation in response to regulation and carbon reduction-based taxes looms with urgency, and so does the need to evolve the organizational mindset and culture. How will we manage a forced, immediate transformation without economic and cultural fallout?