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Professional Development

Innovative, expert training for the real world! Our trainers provide an interactive, engaging class environment that delivers the knowledge, skills and tools to improve performance and help your organization compete more effectively. We offer half- and fullday classes, onsite and regional training as well as one-on-one customized coaching.

As a leader in professional development programs for more than 20 years – the Manufacturer & Business Association’s expert trainers deliver the knowledge and skills you need to compete in today’s business world. Just ask a few of our more than 15,000 participants.

Supervisory Skills Series

Learn the critical skills necessary to meet the ever-increasing challenges of being an effective supervisor in today’s workplace. This five-part series will teach new and experienced supervisors the skills needed to properly motivate and direct their teams to meet company goals, objectives and law compliance. The emphasis will be on mastering management techniques essential to the success of both the supervisor and the company. Each course consists of two full days of training or 16 hours of instruction. Courses Offered: I, II, III, IV and V.

Food Safety

Food safety certification and food handler training is a critical step to maintain a safe and sanitary food operation. It protects the health of your customers and employees and reduces the risk of lawsuits and high insurance premiums. Plus, our training teaches participants key leadership skills that will set your food safety team apart from the competition.

Leadership for Team Leaders Series

We understand that the transition from team member to team leader can be a daunting task. To be successful in the role, new leaders have to know what their responsibilities are both to the organization and to the people they lead. Our five-part Leadership for Team Leaders Series addresses the challenges of this position in a highly interactive, relaxed atmosphere. Courses Offered: I, II, III, IV and V.

Lean and Six Sigma

Lean Operations and Six Sigma are a series of visual and mathematical tools used to streamline material and information flow. Register now for our three-day Lean Operations Champion Training workshops, and our three-day Six Sigma Green Belt Certification and Implementation workshops.

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Professional Development Course Calendar

For more information about any of the courses listed above, please contact Patty Welther at 814/833-3200 or 800/815-2660.


Additional Information

Cancellation/No-Show Policy
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Training Locations
Member companies can give their employees the opportunity to take advantage of conveniently located training by requesting classes in their area.

Onsite Training
Get more flexibility and convenience with our onsite training options.