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Leadership in Manufacturing
4/22/2021 9:00 AM
4/22/2021 12:00 PM


Three - 3-hour Sessions.  Session 1 starts April 22nd

Cost - Food Northwest Member $599 Non Members $999

Often, facilities promote from within. However, the skills needed to be an excellent employee are not always the same skill set needed to be an excellent supervisor. The Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) National Network’s Leading in Manufacturing course will train you to utilize the key skills effective in managing, communicating, and motivating a workforce. This course has been designed specifically for supervisors in manufacturing environments.

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

The course will dive deep into essential skills for supervising high performing teams

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Learn fundamental leadership skills in the manufacturing sector
  • Get an assessment of your personal leadership style
  • Learn how to set goals and practice accountability
  • Become more effective at managing conflict

Session Topics:

  • Introductions to Course
  • Leadership Fundamentals
  • Fundamentals of Training within Industry
  • Establishing Performance Expectations
  • Establish and Understanding Personal Leadership Style
  • Building On-the-job Learning Programs
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Conflict Resolution

This course is designed for:

Emerging Leaders, New Supervisors, Team Leaders, or anyone looking to develop fundamental leadership skills and communication in their company or team.

Materials and Zoom invite will be sent out prior to the course.


April 22, 2021 9-12 PT - Session 1: Introductions to Course and Leadership Fundamentals

April 29, 2021, 9-12 PT - Session 2: Fundamentals of Training within Industry

May 6, 2021, 9-12 PT - Session 3: Conflict Resolution and Continuous Improvement


Jolene Cram, Regional Food Safety Coordinator, MEP National Network

Bryan Peterson, Montana Manufacturing Extension Center

Kristin Kautz, Impact Washington

Janna Hamlett, Food Processing Specialist, TechHelp Idaho