Seventy-five participants from 19 companies who are members of KCMN and KC-NTMA participated in our Spring 2017 Emerging Leaders Program. Of those 75, 62 earned certificates for attending at least 5 of the 6 sessions. A second Spring Tier 1 group launched in May – Out of 30 participants, 28 earned certificates! The Emerging Leaders program is a leadership development program in partnership with KCMN members, Johnson County Community College and the National Tooling and Machining Association’s Kansas City Chapter. It was launched in response to feedback from our members who were seeking options for improving interpersonal skills among all levels of their companies. Sessions combine classroom instruction, with sharing of best practices and ideas and practical solutions.
Session titles include: Strengths Finder, Delegation, Cross Generational Motivation, Meeting Facilitation, and How to Read People. To date, we have had 416 enrollments since beginning in mid-2014; 352 of those have earned certificates. Attendees have ranged from newly promoted supervisors, to even a few company CEO’s. Among some comments of this recent group of leaders:
- “The open discussion was the most important part of my experience”
- “I’ve learned strategies for dealing with difficult personalities, or people I don’t like or can’t relate to”
- “The course made me stop and ask – what am I doing to help myself?'”
- “This makes me think about my strengths and barriers, not only for myself, but for my employees and co-workers”
- “Our instructor is engaging, personable, and speaks from a wealth of experience”
To find out more about upcoming Emerging Leaders sessions please sign up for our meeting notice list, by contacting Donna Gordon. or 816-304-7958