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WCMA Offers Front-Line Supervisor Training Program

MADISON, WI – The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) today announced a new training program for front-line supervisors, focused on leadership essentials, including decision-making, problem-solving, and conflict management and resolution.

“The labor shortage in Wisconsin and across the country has created workforce recruitment and retention challenges, but educational programs are proven to help,” said John Umhoefer, WCMA Executive Director.  “Investing in soft skills training for supervisors not only demonstrates your direct commitment to those employees, but also encourages them to create the positive, productive work environments people like.”

The first offering of WCMA’s Front-Line Supervisor Training program is set for Wednesday, September 13 from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at Madison College’s Truax Campus (1701 Wright Street, Madison, Wisconsin).  The $119 tuition cost covers course instruction by Madison College faculty, a workbook, lunch, and snacks.  Successful completion will result in course credit within the Wisconsin Technical College System.

The course is suited to new supervisors and seasoned leaders that would enjoy fresh perspectives.  Building off a base discussion of the key roles and responsibilities of supervisors, the course directs participants through personal assessments and offers leadership styles suited to their individual characteristics.  Highly interactive, the course will also have participants working through common conflicts and crucial conversations.

This course is open to WCMA cheese manufacturer and processor members, as well as supplier members.  However, space in this training program is limited to just 25 participants, and all must register by Friday, August 11.  You can register online at www.WisCheeseMakers.org.  Questions can be directed to WCMA’s Communications and Policy Manager Rebekah Sweeney at rsweeney@wischeesemakers.org.