Nineteen members of the inaugural Emerging Leaders program celebrated completion of their first phase of development as leaders in their manufacturing companies on February 11, 2015. The Emerging Leaders Program, championed by Ben Troja of Webco Manufacturing, and KCMN advisory board member, featured a 6 session course offered in partnership with Johnson County Community College, and with input and participation with the Kansas City Chapter of the National Tooling and Machine Association.
The goal of the program is to provide a foundation for learning the basic concepts of Leadership in a setting that encourages support and application of the concepts taught. Participants were 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 was both encouraged and part of the curriculum in order to encourage accountability. “We are learning ways to communicate and finding others who share the same issues”, noted one participant. Several noted “The instruction is very specific to problems we face in the real world” and “We are learning new and better ways to be a leader.”
Tier one participants will have the opportunity to continue learning and networking in a Tier 2 program that launches on April 1. For more information, contact Donna Gordon, 816-304-7958 or email@example.com