“Participants will gain confidence as they learn the leadership tools that the top manufacturers in the country are using to lead high performing teams.” – Catherine Cantley, TechHelp Food Processing Specialist.

This course is for people in supervisory roles and those who will soon be in supervisory positions. The course is intended to equip participants with the necessary skills to manage, supervise, and lead staff. Our course instructors have a collective 135 years of experience leading teams in some of the top manufacturing organizations across the U.S. Leverage their expertise by not only learning but also practicing the skills needed to develop a highly effective and functioning team.

What’s in This for Individuals?

You’re a hard worker and have excelled in your role.  You’re either looking for that next level of responsibility or you’ve recently found yourself in a new supervisory role.  You’re discovering that what made you successful as an individual contributor may not be the same set of skills you need to exercise now.  Feel confident as you learn the leadership tools that the top manufacturers in the country are using to lead high performing teams.

A small class size of 16 participants allows our instructors to give lots of personal attention in a small, comfortable classroom setting that encourages learning and interaction. Between sessions, you will build leadership skills by applying class learnings at work.


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What’s in This for Companies?

We don’t have to tell you, the job market is competitive.  Finding and developing top talent is a key priority for you, as you take your company to the next level.  Your individual contributors are looking for paths toward greater responsibility and challenge. How do you prepare them for that next role?

As individual contributors, your employees have been picking up tools for their professional toolbox: technical skills, communication skills, and operational efficiencies.  But, as they develop into new leaders, they need new tools. They need to learn how to effectively influence the performance of others and manage budgets, projects, and programs much larger than any they’ve coordinated in the past.  This course is an investment in your employees, your company culture, and your bottom line.

TechHelp’s classes aren’t like others. We practice what we preach. Your employees will be given homework, templates, and examples that they can use to make improvements to your company, right away!

“Employee participants will have homework, templates, and examples that they can use to make improvements to your company, right away.” – Dave O’Connell, TechHelp Manufacturing Specialist.

Who Should Attend?

  • Emerging Leaders, wanting to prepare themselves for supervisory roles
  • New Supervisors or Team Leaders
  • Anyone looking to develop fundamental leadership skills
  • Anyone wanting to improve communication and leadership in your company or team

Deliverables

  • Learn fundamental leadership skills in the manufacturing sector in a small, comfortable setting.
  • Build a foundation with Training within Industry (TWI).
  • Get an assessment of your personal leadership style.
  • Learn how to set goals and practice accountability.
  • Become more effective at managing conflict.

Course Information

  • Class meets from 1-5 pm on Wednesday, May 27 and Wednesday, June 10 at the Nampa Business Accelerator.
  • The registration fee of $340/person includes printed materials, templates, leadership assessment, drinks, and snacks.

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Agenda Day 1

Agenda Day 2

  1. Introductions to Course
  2. Leadership Fundamentals
    • Management vs. Leadership
    • Building Credibility: Hard Skills and Soft Skills
    • Building Connections
    • Managing Change
    • Effective Meetings
  3. Fundamentals of Training within Industry
    • Job Instruction
    • Skills Assessment
    • Job Modules
  4. Establishing Performance Expectations
    • Writing Job Descriptions
    • Setting Personal and Team Goals
    • Practicing Personal and Team Accountability
  1. Review of Homework from Session 1
  2. Establishing and Understanding Personal Leadership Style
    • Situational Leadership II (R) Assessment
    • Understanding Different Leadership Styles
    • Situational Leadership
  3. Building On-the-Job Learning Programs
    • Job Task Analysis
    • Effective Job Aids
    • Training and Training Delivery Plans
    • Trainee Practice
    • Evaluation
  4. Continuous Improvement
    • Innovation through Collaboration Model
    • Innovation Process
    • Creating and Maintaining an Innovation Culture
  5. Conflict Resolution
    • Diagnosis
    • Problem Solving Approaches
    • Leading Challenging Conversations
    • Case Studies

Presenters

The instructors of this course are drawn from TechHelp’s Food Manufacturing, Operational Excellence, and New Product Development Teams. They have a collective 135 years of experience leading teams in some of the top manufacturing organizations across the U.S.

  • Catherine Cantley, Food Processing Specialist with the U of I Extension & School of Food Science in Boise
  • Janna Hamlett, Food Processing Specialist – U of I Extension & School of Food Science in Twin Falls
  • Gene Hamacher, Manufacturing Specialist – U of I Research Park, Post Falls
  • Dave O’Connell, Manufacturing Specialist, Idaho State University College of Business – Pocatello
  • Grey Beaudry, New Product Development Specialist – NPD Lab – Boise State COEN