Upcoming Training Events - Grand Rapids, MI

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    Express Leadership Summit

    Building a Culture of Excellence, One Step at a Time

    Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

    The Express Leadership Summit is a half-day leadership development program featuring both nationally recognized leaders and local influencers. This inspirational learning event highlights the power of great leadership and gives participants new insight on how to refresh, energize, and motivate the people they lead. This year will be the 10th annual Express Leadership Summit, and we are excited to announce we are transitioning from a combination of live and simulcast presentations to a completely live event. 



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    Practical Lessons for Tactical Leading

    November 4 - 5, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

    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 the manufacturing world. This high energy course is delivered over two days in four different segments: Supervisor Basics, Financial Literacy and Impact, Communication Essentials, and Thriving with Your Team...



  • Train-the-TrainerLearn More button

    November 18, December 9, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
    Train-the-Trainer is an eight-hour training over two 4-hour sessions for employees or leaders who influence training and education in their organization. Participants will learn everything from developing the training, the “how-to’s” in delivering the message, reading and engaging the audience with activities and using their new skills and developing activities.



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    Best Practices in Hiring, Onboarding, and Retaining Military Veterans

    Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 7:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

    Join us for a half-day summit to learn best practices in veteran workforce development and employment. The morning will begin with an inspirational message from First Sergeant Matt Eversmann (Ret.), Hero of the epic film, Black Hawk Down and veteran employment consultant. You will then have the chance to choose from six different breakout sessions offering best practices and tools to launch or improve your veteran hiring and retention initiatives...


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    A New Perspective on Time Management

    December 5, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

    This course will look at some ways to help us be more productive with our time. We won’t look so much at “time management” as we’ll look at “behavior management, affecting our time”.This workshop won’t add minutes to your clock. It won’t add time to your day. It might, however, help you be more predictable, productive, and happy with how you used your time....



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    Practical Lessons for Tactical Leading

    December 10 - 11, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

    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 the manufacturing world. This high energy course is delivered over two days in four different segments: Supervisor Basics, Financial Literacy and Impact, Communication Essentials, and Thriving with Your Team...



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    Breakfast with Purpose: Improving Communication in a Language Diverse Workforce

    Learn how to use English to communicate with non English speakers.

    Thursday, December 12, 2019 | 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 

    As employers continue to diversify their workforce, more workplaces are seeing an increase in language diversity. Now, more than ever, employers are searching for better ways to improve cross-language communication. With that in mind, the Customized Workplace English program through the Literacy Center has developed a new training program titled Better Communications with Speakers of Other Languages. Join us for this Breakfast with Purpose as the Literacy Center presents a summary of this training...



  • 360° View of Emotional Intelligence: Full-Day TrainingLearn More button

    Knowing Yourself is Half the Battle

    December 17, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

    This course will teach participants advanced approaches to developing stronger emotional intelligence. This training takes a deeper dive into the distinct features of emotional and social functioning through the five composite scores of Self-Perception, Self-Expression, Interpersonal, Decision Making and Stress Management...



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    Supervisor Boot Camp

    Practical Lessons for Tactical Leading

    January 9 - 10, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    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 the manufacturing world. This high energy course is delivered over two days in four different segments: Supervisor Basics, Financial Literacy and Impact, Communication Essentials, and Thriving with Your Team...



  • Purpose-Driven Leadership TrainingLearn More button

    Leadership Training for Real Change

    Tuesdays, January 14 - March 17, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

    This eight session leadership training series is designed to help new and seasoned leaders bring out the best in the people they lead. Once a week, for eight consecutive weeks, participants will attend a half-day workshop where they will learn techniques for building effective leadership skills....