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FREE Leadership for Supervisors Training


FREE In-Person Leadership for Supervisors Training

WHEN: Monday - August 15th, Thursday - August 18th, and Monday – August 22nd
All Training Sessions will be In-Person from 9am - Noon

WHERE: Training will be held at Otsego Now, 189 Main Street, 5th Floor, in Oneonta. Use the Dietz Street entrance close to the elevator. Parking is available in the City Parking Garage.

Back by popular demand, the Leadership for Supervisors Training has been scheduled for August and will be held at Otsego Now, 189 Main Street, 5th Floor, in Oneonta This is an in-person training and the dates of this training will be: Monday - August 15, Thursday - August 18, and Monday – August 22. All training sessions will be 9am – 12pm.

Donald Sheldon will be presenting this training. Mr. Sheldon is president of DHSheldon & Associates LLC, New York. He also is a lecturer at the School of Management at SUNY Binghamton University. Previous roles include Vice President of Global Quality and Six Sigma at the NCR Corporation in Dayton, Ohio; Vice President of Buker, Inc. a recognized leader in management education and training headquartered in Chicago. He has more than 40 years of materials management, manufacturing, and distribution management experience. Mr. Sheldon is published in numerous articles and journals and is author of several books including: Getting Value from Sales and Operations Planning, 2020 and World Class Sales and Operations Planning, J. Ross Publishing, 2006. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Business and Government Policies Studies and an undergraduate degree in Business Management and Economics from the State University of New York. He is certified by APICS as CPIM-F (Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management), as CIRM (Certified in Resource Management) and as CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional). He is also a Six Sigma Blackbelt.

This training would be beneficial to new, entry-level, and apprentice supervisors or team leaders, from any industry; plus individuals who aspire to be supervisors. CDO Workforce will issue a certification to individuals who complete the training successfully.

Below is a list of some of the topics that will be discussed in this training.

  • What is Leadership?
  • How does it differ from management?
  • Building Relationships with people in a supervision role
  • Communication Skills
  • Management Systems
  • Personality Styles in Leadership
  • Employee Reviews
  • Problem employees and what to do
  • Strategic Planning linkage to supervisor activities
  • Managing the quadrants for employee potential
  • Project management
  • Personal Goal setting

This training usually has a price tag of $300 - $400, but CDO Workforce is offering the training to individuals and businesses for free. The free training does require individuals to complete a registration form. Please contact CDO Workforce for a registration form at 607-432-4800 x 109 or email: . The closing date for registration is August 10th. There are limited seating so make your reservations soon!

Co-Sponsored by CDO Workforce, Otsego County Chamber of Commerce and Otsego Now.


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  • Served first by the next available staff member.
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