Leadership in the Trenches – 2

In any organization there are first level leaders. They may have the title Team Leader, Foreman, or Supervisor. These first and middle level leaders are the key interface between the business and its employees “in the trenches”. They are an important link for producing results.

Unfortunately, many of these critical leaders are left to learn leadership skills by trial-and-error and can create significant problems, and missed opportunities.

Leadership in the Trenches – 2 is an cost-effective, 2 1/2 day workshop that will provide valuable exposure to key tools to create supervisors that can “be you” in the trenches. It reinforces the role of supervisors in continuous improvement processes such as Lean-6σ and other continuous improvement processes.

Leadership in the Trenches – 2 will provide a solid foundation of skills that will enable your supervisors help you improve your bottom line.

In any organization there are first level leaders. They may have the title Team Leader, Foreman, or Supervisor. These first and middle level leaders are the key interface between the business and its employees “in the trenches”. They are an important link for producing results.

Unfortunately, many of these critical leaders are left to learn leadership skills by trial-and-error and can create significant problems, and missed opportunities.

Leadership in the Trenches – 2 is an cost-effective, 2 1/2 day workshop that will provide valuable exposure to key tools to create supervisors that can “be you” in the trenches. It reinforces the role of supervisors in continuous improvement processes such as Lean-6σ and other continuous improvement processes.

Leadership in the Trenches 2 1/2 day Workshop

  • Workshop Format

    Day One
    • Business framework: what drives business requirements, including understanding the financial “jargon”
    • Leadership Style: accountability while maintaining employee commitment
    • The Leader as a Trainer: Development of a strong team by building skills day-by-day

    Day Two
    • Reflective listening: how to listen without conceding authority.
    • Processes and Results: driving results through processes and measures

    Day Three (1/2 Day)
    • Continuous Improvement – The leaders role in using proper measures and motivation to drive results, including such systems as Lean-6σ

  • Instructors
    Ralph Clements
    Ralph Clements has served as Vice President of Manufacturing and Engineering for over 15 years and has been involved with transformational leadership throughout his career. He has worked with locations around the world including Brazil, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Mexico and Russia. Ralph has extensive training in Lean Manufacturing, has successfully implemented continuous improvement processes like Six Sigma including SPC, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) programs and others. Ralph graduated from Iowa State University a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration Degree from Tulane University.

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