Mark your Calendars!
7th Annual Northern Minnesota Safety Conference is taking place on March 20th, 2012
North Central Door Company Partners with Optivation ... AGAIN
North Central Door (NCD), located in Bemidji, is a small manufacturer of residential and commercial/industrial overhead doors and accessories. In a partnership with Optivation, a joint venture of Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College, NCD will achieve the next step towards aligning with ISO Certification standards, while expanding the training provided through a previous (2009) MJSP grant. Of their 57 employees, NCD will select 18 individuals to be trained as facilitators to lead quality steering teams and address quality improvement issues. Three courses: Using Production Tools as a Quality System Enabler, Effective Project Management, and Process Tools for Quality Team Facilitators - will tie technical training directly with soft-skills required for success. Interactive multi-media will be created to start a resource library for future reference. As a result of training, employees will gain increased skill and confidence in their ability to implement a quality system and support the effort using newly gained soft skills.
Whether you present information to groups of people or individually, this course can be beneficial! Recognize whether motivation inspires or inspiration motivates. This course will show how to grab the attention of your audience with a "hook." Identify how to empower others and the techniques to do this. Learn the specific difference between motivation and inspiration. Emphasis will be placed on specific examples of captivating the audience. This course will also demonstrate how to remove barriers of motivation.
Outcomes of this course: Recognize motivators and barriers to motivation, Identify the difference between motivation and inspiration, Apply techniques to motivate, Apply techniques to inspire, Identify attention grabbers or hooks, and to Identify personal motivators or barriers. The fee for this course is $75. For more information.
In The Art of Leadership I students will self define leadership and the role it plays in their life. They will learn the elements of caring leadership, how to identify the satisfactions and frustrations of leadership, and what people want in a leader. They will learn to look at leadership through the lens of both trait and behavior theories. This class focuses on distinguishing qualities of leaders and the characteristics of followers as they are relevant to leadership. The Art of Leadership I will be followed by The Art of Leadership II.The fee is $450 + the price of the E-book. For more information.
The Art of Leadership II
The Art of Leadership II builds on The Art of Leadership I and focuses on the application of the principles, methods, and techniques for developing others that were covered in the first course. The Art of Leadership I is a required prerequisite for this course. The fee for this course is $450 + E-Book. For more information.