Global Manufacturer Leadership Training Case Study

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In 2020, we were faced with unprecedented times in the wake of the pandemic. Local businesses had to make tough decisions regarding their workforce, with some forced to shut their doors either temporarily or permanently, due to falling demand. Other businesses had to move their operations online because employees were freshly working from home, but a small number of businesses faced completely different obstacles. Continue reading Global Manufacturer Leadership Training Case Study

The Skills Your Organization’s Workforce Needs for 2022 and Beyond

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Employee Development Trends for 2022

This is original content from Media Partners.

HR leaders who responded to a recent poll by Gartner say that building critical skills and competencies in their workforces will be their top priority for 2022. Continue reading The Skills Your Organization’s Workforce Needs for 2022 and Beyond

Business Analysis Online Certificate Series

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Business analysts lead efforts to define needs and design solutions that deliver value to businesses and organizations; they are agents of change and take a disciplined approach to introduce and manage change within businesses and organizations. Continue reading Business Analysis Online Certificate Series

Fact Check: The Cost of Poor Leadership

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Poor leadership can cost companies thousands to millions of dollars per year, depending on the size of the organization. Collectively in the United States alone, businesses are losing trillions of dollars per year as a result of voluntary turnover and inability to hire qualified talent due to poor brand reputation. Continue reading Fact Check: The Cost of Poor Leadership

Leadership Basecamp

Introducing Leadership Basecamp – a new frontline leadership program!


Basecamp is the place where all expeditions start. Just as mountain climbers need a place to assemble basic supplies and tools for a successful journey, new leaders need a starting point to build the foundational skills that will not only help them succeed as frontline leaders, but will serve them throughout their career.

The pivot from an individual contributor to leading others is one of the most challenging skill and mindset shifts. Successful frontline supervision requires very specific soft skills, and training for these skills is in high demand in our region across all industry sectors – but especially in the manufacturing and construction industries. According to the 2020 Looking Ahead, Together report, 80% of local manufacturing and construction companies surveyed reported frontline leader/supervisor training as their #1 training need.

As a result, we are proud to offer a new program called Leadership Basecamp, a first-level training series for brand-new supervisors and leaders to assist them in their transition into leadership, and develop bedrock skills that will serve them throughout their career and life.

Leadership Basecamp consists of six core content classes that all participants take, and four elective courses that supplement their learning. Core classes include: Buddy to Boss, Adapting Your Leadership Style, HR Concepts for New Leaders, Time Management, Supervisor Communication Skills, and Toughest Supervisor Challenges. Elective courses will vary, but may include: Computer Basics, Keeping the Good Ones, Creative Problem Solving, A Heart for Service, Introduction to Microsoft Office, Women and Leadership, and Meeting Management.

Leadership Basecamp serves as the foundational tier of Workforce Leadership programs, and an excellent starting point. If you’re in need of middle or top-tier leadership skills training check out our Leadership Institute or Leadership Excellence programs!

The next cohort begins Thursday, January 20, 2022 and will meet weekly from 5 PM – 9 PM, ending on Thursday, March 24, 2022. The cost of the program is $1,795 per participant and space is limited. Alternatively, companies can bring this program into their organization.

To learn more about Leadership Basecamp or to register, download the Authorization to Bill form or contact Larry Baker 540-868-7283 or [email protected].

Valley Today Radio Show

Listen to Guy Curtis and Jelise Ballon talk about Leadership Basecamp to Janet Michael on Valley Today.

Valley Today: Leadership Basecamp

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The Economics of Training 101: Reducing Cost, Increasing Quality

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Companies gain competitive advantage when employees have the proper skills and training to excel in their roles. Efficiently trained employees require less oversight, make less costly mistakes, and are better at problem solving than employees who have not been properly trained. Continue reading The Economics of Training 101: Reducing Cost, Increasing Quality

Valley Today: Leadership Institute

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We pre-recorded today’s conversation with Guy Curtis, Director of Marketing, Business & Industry Training for LFCC Workforce Solutions & his guest Jeff Hill, Quality Assurance Manager for Thermo-Fisher Scientific to talk about Leadership Institute. Continue reading Valley Today: Leadership Institute