Fifteen participants from 6 area manufacturing companies were recognized for completing the Tier 2 Emerging Leaders program in early June 2015. The Emerging Leaders Program is a joint effort of KCMN, the Kansas City Chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association, and Johnson County Community College. 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.
Tier 2 sessions covered Time Management, Driving Change, Managing Managers , Financial Management, HR Law, and Developing Yourself and Others. Many of the participants expressed interest in continuing the program, and will be meeting in the Fall to discuss topics and strategies for improving their leadership skills.