Special Pricing Offered for Supervisory Training at Penn College

Published 04.16.2014

Workforce Development

Due to the successful launch and subsequent offerings of the Team Leader/Supervisor Program, Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology is offering the summer sessions at a reduced rate.

The research-based, instructor-led program is anchored around 32 leadership competencies identified throughout multiple industry clusters across the commonwealth. The noncredit training is rich with practical and relevant learning activities that can be immediately applied in the workplace.

Sessions, dates and topics to be discussed are:

Developing Self (May 13 and 20): The changing role of the leader, developing a leadership style, fostering effective communications, and solving problems and making decisions.

Developing Others (May 27 and June 3): Recruiting and selecting employees, onboarding: orientation and skills training, setting expectations and providing feedback, and developing and coaching others.

Addressing Challenges (June 10 and 17): Addressing performance deficiencies, leading through conflicts in the workplace, the leader’s legal and ethical responsibilities, and supporting organizational change initiatives.

Creating Environment (July 1 and 8): Creating a continuous improvement environment, building a culture of engagement and empowerment, and creating a high-performance work team. The session concludes with a leadership forum: roundtable discussion.

The summer sessions will be facilitated by Dan Manetta and Jim Hoy, members of WDCE’s team of industry experts with proven leadership.

Manetta has more than 25 years of professional experience, with leadership positions in manufacturing, banking and the military. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Penn State and a master’s degree in business education from Bloomsburg University.

His leadership training, in a wide range of organizations, has been recognized for excellence. He is a published author, keynote speaker and former Army captain, with experience in strategic planning, organizational development, green and lean manufacturing, process mapping, total quality management, ISO 9000, Six Sigma, procurement and entrepreneurship.

Hoy is an experienced corporate trainer with more than 30 years of project management, continuous process improvement and financial-management skills with a wide range of organizations. He holds a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting from Penn State. A Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Project Management Professional, he developed and implemented programs for the former Penn State Management Development group.

All sessions will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and be held at the Center for Business & Workforce Development on Penn College’s main campus in Williamsport. The cost is $545 per module, which reflects a $50 discount.

Participants may choose to take all four modules or continue their training with the remaining modules during the fall, spring and summer. The program was designed to allow participants the flexibility of taking the sessions in any sequence and may be customized for groups of participants and delivered at company locations.

For more information or to register, call Workforce Development & Continuing Education at 570-327-4775, email or visit WDCE. For information on credit offerings at Penn College, which is celebrating its Centennial throughout 2014, visit the Academic Schools page.