Leadership / Culture Classes

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Cultivate Leadership and Culture through Expert Training

A positive culture is the foundation of a successful organization. Leadership, meaningful work, appreciation, wellbeing and connection are all aspects that contribute to a thriving workplace culture. The Center offers the following courses for leaders, supervisors and managers to better engage their workforce and strengthen leadership: 

SUMMER CAMP: APPLIED PROJECT MANAGEMENT

This summer, The Center is offering its first-ever Summer Camp in scenic Traverse City. Over the course of one week, participants will have the opportunity to complete our accelerated five-day Applied Project Management program while experiencing the beauty of northern Michigan in the summer... Learn More

BUILDING BETTER TEAMS

Through a variety of activities, participants will experience challenges teams face in the workplace. Team members will also learn how to analyze and discuss behavioral characteristics of people. These individual attributes contribute to mutual trust, allowing teams to learn from each other by sharing information, skills and experiences... Learn More

BUILDING CULTURE (ceu credits: 1.6)

Over the course of four, 4-hour sessions spanning four weeks, this workshop explores how to effectively build and maintain a healthy company culture. Exercises involve analyzing the current culture, creating a vision for the intended culture and building an actionable culture transition plan... Learn More

BUILDING YOUR EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE (CEU Credits: 1.4)

In this two-day session, participants examine an employee experience framework along with the required HR systems. An Employee Experience Maturity Model is used to build a unique plan to cultivate a stronger employer brand, improve employee engagement and enable improved business results... Learn More

DISTANCE LEARNING: APPLIED PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Avoid the high cost and waste of poor planning. A disciplined approach to project management can greatly reduce the pains of project cost overruns, schedule and deployment delays, and decreasing customer satisfaction. Following the Project Management Book of Knowledge, this course satisfies the educational requirements to sit for the Project Management Professional certification (PMP)... Learn More

DISTANCE LEARNING: FRONTLINE LEADER

Provide frontline leaders the tools to improve communication, engagement, and productivity of frontline workers. Leaders will become more competent and confident resulting in increased employee engagement, better productivity, higher employee satisfaction and reduced turnover... Learn More

DISTANCE LEARNING: GET MORE DONE

The Center's Get More Done virtual class allows participants to improve their personal productivity by assessing workflow, planning improvements using core principles, and turning skills into daily practice. This Active Learning Model (ALM) class will have you applying your skills immediately... Learn More

DISTANCE LEARNING: TRAIN THE ONLINE TRAINER

Increase effectiveness and confidence as an online trainer. Use our six-step Active Learning Model to develop high-energy training sessions that are effective and result in measurable outcomes... Learn More

FINANCE FOR THE NON-FINANCIAL MANAGER

This class exposes non-financial managers to financial concepts that are relevant to managing any type of business, with an additional focus on manufacturing. The key concept is that managers make daily decisions that impact the financial health of the business, so they need to understand the basics of financial management... Learn More

MANUFACTURING SKILLS DEVELOPMENT (CEU Credits: 1.4)

This training is designed for students who are new to the manufacturing environment. Manufacturing Skills Development focuses on Quality Management Systems, Problem Solving Skills, Lean Manufacturing, and Culture and Motivation and provides a foundational understanding of the processes, approach and culture needed to run an efficient operation... Learn More

PRACTICAL APPROACH TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT USING SMARTSHEET® (CEU Credits: 1.4)

Gain the fundamental project management tools to effectively manage and complete projects. Whether you are a newly assigned project manager or have been in the field for years but want to strengthen your approach, this course is for you. Learn how to utilize Smartsheet® to standardize projects and to facilitate communication between all identified stake holders... Learn More

SUPERVISOR SKILLS (CEU Credits: 2.8)

This 32-hour interactive course will equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed become effective leaders and supervisors. Each class section will contain key aspects of effective leadership, equipping participants with the knowledge and skills to thrive in today’s manufacturing management environment... Learn More

SUPERVISOR SKILLS 2.0-SUSTAINED LEADERSHIP PROGRAM (CEU Credits: 1.5)

The Center’s 18-hour Supervisor Skills 2.0 course will further equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to become effective leaders. Participants in this interactive course will become acquainted with additional leadership skills necessary to relate to subordinates, peers and their managers in a productive and efficient manner... Learn More

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