Front Line Supervisor Training


  • Supervisor Boot Camp

    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 two days in four different segments.

    This is an in-person training hosted in Grand Rapids, Michigan. To see live virtual training options for Supervisor Boot Camp please click here.

  • Learn More About Supervisor Boot Camp

  • Day 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

    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

    Day 2

    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

    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

    Training takes place at the Express Employment Professionals Training center in Grand Rapids. Class sizes are limited to 12-20 participants so that interaction and learning are maximized. Training can also be customized and offered onsite at client companies for large enough groups.

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

    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.

  • 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.

  • Cost: $850 Per Person

    Supervisor Boot Camp Includes:

    • 16 hours of training and activities
    • Training materials and tools
    • Sessions include continental breakfast, boxed lunch, snacks, and drinks

    Upcoming Training Sessions


    February 11 - 12 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    April 29 - 30 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    May 24 - 25 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    August 30 - 31 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    **Additional 2021 sessions will be added later in the year**

    Options for Virtual Training in 2021 are available here.

    To register, please contact: Ana Nichols (616) 281-0611,

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