Tier 1 Emerging Leaders Program is Launching May 3

KCMN members – we heard your feedback  - Our last Tier 1 session sold out very quickly, so we are offering another round of Tier 1 sessions this spring.   We will launch another full round of Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 sessions in late August.

Our Goal: To provide a foundation for learning the basic concepts of Leadership in a setting that encourages support and application of the concepts taught. Participants will be provided with a blend of classroom instruction, materials to utilize/retain the concepts taught, and an opportunity to apply what is learned in their workplaces. Sharing of successes, lessons learned and challenges is both encouraged and part of the curriculum in order to encourage accountability.

Participant quotes:

“I felt refreshed when I left the teacher was great the class was great. It was great classroom collaboration. I look forward to the next class.”

“I was impressed with my first session yesterday. George is a great instructor and the climate he sets in the classroom makes for a unique learning experience….as compared to sitting in an all day seminar!!!”

Emerging Leaders Sessions:

Dates and Time: Six sessions will be every 2 weeks (with some adjustment to wrap up before July 1) beginning May 3 – see dates below – from 7-9 AM at JCCC campus.

The cost: $300 per participant, to be paid in full no later than April 24.

Sign up today by clicking HERE

Tier 1 –Begins May 3   Session topics and dates are below.  PLEASE NOTE: The Strengths Finder 1 & 2 are unique compared to all of our other Emerging Leaders sessions i that this is a 2-part series, so please don’t sign up someone who cannot make it to the first session.  Additionally, Strengths Finder does require the attendees to take an online assessment prior to attending the class, so we must have all registrations by April 24 with a working email for all participants in advance. 
Contact Donna Gordon at donna@kcmn.org, or 816-304-7958 for more information.

Strengths Finder 1 5/3/2017 Sondra Cave Carlsen Center 212
Strengths Finder 2 5/10/2017 Sondra Cave Regnier Center 175
Goal Setting and Employee Engagement 5/17/2017 George Ferguson Regnier Center 175
Communication 5/31/2017 George Ferguson Regnier Center 175
Delegation 6/14/2017 George Ferguson Regnier Center 175
Cross Generational Motivation 6/28/2017 George Ferguson Regnier Center 181

 

Workforce development: Upgrading your employees’ skills

KCMN May Meeting

Deloitte Consulting LLP and the Manufacturing Institute’s poll of a nationally representative sample of manufacturing companies noted that 84% of manufacturing executives agree there is a talent shortage in US manufacturing, and they estimate that 6 out of 10 open skilled production positions are unfilled due to the shortage. While recruiting talent is critical, at some point, manufacturers are simply poaching each other’s talent.  Increasingly, investments in the right kinds of skill development will be critical to employing the workforce of the future. Our May meeting will feature a presentation by the Full Employment Council on resources and programs that will expand your options for talent development.  Following the presentation, we will host a panel discussion by 3 area employers who have invested in innovative strategies to develop the skills needed for their workforce today, and in the future.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017    7:30-9:00 AM
River Market Event Place, 140 Walnut, KCMO

Cost is $20 for KCMN members, $25 for manufacturing company guests, and $50 for non-mfg company guests. This event is part of a 3-part workforce series: get $10 off when you register for all 3. Details at http://kcmn.org/events/spring2017 Guests may attend 2 meetings before having to join as a member.  Sign up for the May meeting only by May 5 BY CLICKING HERE or contact Donna Gordon  816-304-7958, donna@kcmn.org

Presenter: Andrea Robins, Sr. Director, Career Services, Full Employment Council, Inc.

Panel Moderator:  Leslie Scott, TechHire Program Director, Full Employment Council, Inc.

Cindy Brewer, Human Resources & Marketing at Kocher + Beck USA L.P. Cindy will discuss progress made towards integrating a CNC Machining Program in collaboration with Johnson County Community College, the Kansas Department of Commerce, Haas Automation and other local manufacturing companies. The program will be rolled out through the Kansas Department of Commerce as a Workforce AID Program. Kocher + Beck manufactures Cutting Dies and other tools used in the Labeling and Packaging Industry. Kocher + Beck is a family-owned, international Company with headquarters in Southern Germany employing about 100 people at their Lenexa facility.

Elizabeth Wenske- Mullinax, Ceva Biomune:  Liz has spearheaded Ceva’s utilization of the MT1 certificate program, which includes assessments, training (online, instructor‐led, and blended online/instructor‐led) and certifications that qualify incumbent workers, transitioning military, emerging workers and dislocated workers for employment and careers in advanced technology industries, such as manufacturing.

Heather Cox, Training Coordinator, Westrock: Westrock has integrated KCMN’s Emerging Leaders program into their development planning for their future workforce needs.  The company uses a combination of in house and formal development solutions to develop the next generation of leaders. WestRock provides dispensing solutions at their Grandview Facility.

 

FEClogo200pxAbout the Full Employment Council: 

The Full Employment Council, Inc. is a nonprofit organization and administrator of the American Job Centers in the Kansas City and Eastern Jackson county areas, which includes Jackson, Platte, Clay, Cass and Ray counties. Its mission is to obtain public and private sector employment for the unemployed, underemployed and those who are dislocated due to layoffs in the Greater Kansas City area.

The career centers offer a wide array of services to job seekers and employers, which include career preparation and job exploration workshops, as well as a variety of services and tools that promote current workforce trends, labor market information, job-skills training and employment and recruitment opportunities.

Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center and Missouri Enterprise are our NIST Network Affiliate Sponsors. We welcome all regional manufacturers to join us to make KCMN the central resource for manufacturing company managers and owners who are working to grow and improve their businesses across many functional areas.

 

Managing the Silver Tsunami: Strategies for success in a multi-generational workforce

According to the Manufacturing Institute, the median age of the manufacturing workforce in 2000 – at 40.5—was 1.1 years above the median age of the total non-farm workforce. By 2012, this gap doubled, with the median age in manufacturing being 44.7 years versus 42.3 years for the total non-farm workforce.  Many manufacturers are facing management teams approaching retirement age, and are seeking solutions to develop the next generation in their companies.  Join us for our April meeting, where we will discuss strategies for managing the ‘silver tsunami’.

Tuesday, April 11, 7:30 – 9:00 AM
Johnson County Community College, Regnier Center, Room 101
12345 College Blvd Overland Park, KS 66210-1299

Cost is $20 for KCMN members, $25 for manufacturing company guests, and $50 for non-mfg company guests. This event is part of a 3-part workforce series: get $10 off when you register for all 3. Details at http://kcmn.org/events/spring2017 Guests may attend 2 meetings before having to join as a member.  Sign up for the April meeting only by April 7 BY CLICKING HERE or contact Donna Gordon  816-304-7958, donna@kcmn.org

Expanding Options for Aging Workers:

Scott Nord, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, UltraSource LLC, and Chris Vering, President, COO, Knit-Rite, Inc. will be sharing their voluntary reduced hour policies.  Both UltraSource and Knit-Rite have developed policies that are structured to prolong the careers of experienced and valuable employees that meet certain criteria, while opening up a dialogue with employees for transition into retirement.  Scott and Chris will discuss their respective plans, the details of each, employee feedback, human resource & legal input when structuring such a plan and flexibility features incorporated into their plans to meet both the company and individual needs.  A question, answer and open dialogue session will be included.

Managing a multi-generational workforce: Individuals, not Generations

According to Deloitte analysis based on data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and Gallup, 2.7 million manufacturing employees will have retired by 2025. Combined with the skills gap, employers will be facing a transitioning workforce.  Our panelists will discuss their success stories of developing a multi-generational workforce, and creating a culture where people are defined more individually than generationally.

Panel Moderator:

Kirk Young, Job Match Assessment

Panelists:

Kelly Anders, Director of Manufacturing, SOR, Inc.
Chris Coad, Production Manager, Dimensional Innovations
Brad Farmer, Accountant/Estimator, Holland Nameplate
Kyle Hooten, Quality Manager, Holland Nameplate
Brian Pittel, PE, ASQ SSBB, Engineering Manager, Manufacturing Support, Continental Disc Corporation

Sign-ups will include a census of your workforce – results in aggregate will be shared with the attendees as part of the presentation.

Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center and Missouri Enterprise are our NIST Network Affiliate Sponsors. We welcome all regional manufacturers to join us to make KCMN the central resource for manufacturing company managers and owners who are working to grow and improve their businesses across many functional areas.