WCMA Adds Offering of Supervisor Training Course in Eau Claire Due to High Demand

Posted By: Rebekah Sweeney WCMA News,

MADISON, WI – Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) today announced it has added an offering of its popular supervisor training course due to high member demand.  The course – Front-Line Supervisor Training-Part B, which is focused on emotional intelligence, critical thinking, coaching, and performance feedback – will be held on Thursday, October 25 at Chippewa Valley Technical College’s Gateway Campus in Eau Claire, WI.

“WCMA’s Front-Line Supervisor Training courses are designed to help dairy processors retain their valued employees and to help supervisors foster more positive, productive work environments,” said John Umhoefer, WCMA Executive Director.  “The waiting list for these trainings points to a clear interest in management education. And we find that graduates are recommending the training to other managers and peers.”

The Front-Line Supervisor Training course offered in Eau Claire October 25 is priced at $149 per participant, with materials, instruction and meals included.  For additional details and to reserve space, visit WisCheeseMakers.org.

Next Level Training Offered

One step up from WCMA’s popular Front-Line Supervisor Training is a new management education series called Learning to Lead, launching this fall. Learning to Lead emphasizes organizational performance and how to holistically strengthen workplace performance.  A small group of mid-level managers are invited to this three-day, deep dive into organization management.

Offered in partnership with Madison College, WCMA’s Learning to Lead includes three workshops, with application projects to be completed between each offering.  A “Critical Thinking and Decision Making” session is set for September 18.  “Effective Communications and the Building and Leading of Teams” will be held November 13, and a session entitled “Effective Delegation, Talent Development, and Situational Leadership” is set for January 9, 2019.

The cost for the entire series, including materials, instruction, and meals, is $475 per participant.  Successful participants and their employers will be recognized with a certificate from Madison College at the Wisconsin Cheese Industry Conference, April 17-18, 2019 in Madison.

For more information, visit WisCheeseMakers.org.  You may also contact WCMA Communications, Education, and Policy Director Rebekah Sweeney at rsweeney@wischeesemakers.org or 608-286-1001.