Supervisor Boot Camp - Virtual Training

  • Supervisor Boot Camp - Live Virtual Training

    Practical Lessons for Tactical Leading

    Your success is the mission, our classroom is the training ground, and your team is the solution.

    This training boot camp provides the practical tools, tips, and techniques necessary for your front line management to thrive in the day-to-day battle of front line leadership. This high energy course is delivered over four half-day virtual sessions.

    This training is also offered in-person at our Grand Rapids, MI training center - or we can travel to your location and host a group from your company. Learn more about in-person Supervisor Boot Camp here

  • Learn More About Supervisor Boot Camp

  • Session 1: Supervisor Basics — The purpose, role, and influence of the supervisor.

    • Six attributes of a leader and how to apply them
    • Mechanics of the job: decision making, fire-fighting, planning, and accountability
    • Transition from co-worker to leader

    Session 2: Financial Literacy and Impact — You can affect the company’s bottom line!

    • Basics about financial goals, labor costs, budgets, profit & loss statements
    • Understand the financial impact of the 7 types of waste
    • Simple changes that can help or hurt the bottom line

    Session 3: Communication Essentials — Be well read. Be well spoken. Be well heard.

    • Write proper e-mails
    • Conduct productive meetings
    • Communicate cascading goals and actions throughout the organization

    Session 4: Thriving With Your Team — A day in the life of a supervisor.

    • Plan the day’s production
    • Execute before and after action reviews
    • Develop meaningful metrics

    Virtual class sizes are limited to 20 participants to maximize engagement and learning. 

    Presented by: Mike Gilreath, Lean Six Sigma Trainer and Coach

    Michael, a senior member of the American Society for Quality, is certified as a Six Sigma Blackbelt, Quality Engineer, and Quality Systems Lead Auditor. He has provided consulting and training in all aspects of Lean, Six Sigma, and Quality & Environmental Management Systems to over 100 organizations including healthcare, manufacturing, and education. What sets Michael apart is his ability to engage people. His energy is contagious, and his mission is clear – teach, coach and inspire teams to greater heights of excellence. A life long learner, Michael feels the best way to learn is to teach. He understands the difference between teaching and telling, and continually strives to improve the learning experience.

    For more information or for help registering, please contact Ana Nichols, Training Coordinator: (616) 281-0611 -

  • Cost: $595 Per Person

    Supervisor Boot Camp Includes:

    • Sixteen hours of training (four 4-hour sessions)
    • Interactive sessions and activities
    • Downloadable training materials, tools, and workbook

    Upcoming Training Sessions - 2020

    Sept. 2 - Sept. 23 (Wednesdays) 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EST) 

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    Nov. 3 - Nov. 24 (Tuesdays) 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EST) 

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  • Who Is This Training For?

    This training is for front line supervisors, new leaders, or high potential employees being trained for management roles. The content is designed with a focus on front line leaders in the manufacturing or industrial settings but the takeaways are relevant to any industry. Every class has a unique group of participants from various backgrounds, including: Manufacturing, Logistics, Engineering, Human Resources, Retail, and Operations.

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