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Best Practices & Continuous Improvement

Date(s): December 14 and December 15, 2021

Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location: Online

Instructor: Joe Guarneri, Crossix

Cost: $240 individual attendee, $225 each for two or more from the same company, $375 for non members




In this workshop you will learn the concepts of continuous improvement and the methods used to identify and prioritize problem areas. You will use some of the basic tools used to benchmark, develop and implement quality and productivity improvements.

Included will be in class exercise and how to integrate a Continuous Improvement Process in your company.

 Some topics include:

  • Establishing a baseline
  • Identifying and prioritizing problems
  • Application of Qualitative and Quantitative Analytical Tools
  • Five Step Continuous Improvement Cycle, the Deming cycle, Basic Lean Principles and elements of Six Sigma


Certificate in Manufacturing Leadership - Full Program - Online (Fall 2021)

Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location: Virtual Classroom - Council of Industry

Cost: $1,800 single member, $1,700 each multiple members from same company, call for non-member rate


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Certificate in Manufacturing Leadership Fall 2021

For over 25 years, The Certificate in Manufacturing Leadership program has offered attendees a range of leadership skills through concentrations of courses. Participants who complete the required courses are presented with the Certificate in Manufacturing Leadership by the Council of Industry.

All courses are interactive half-day sessions (8:30 am to 12:30 pm) with scheduled breaks, networking, and group discussions. These courses are offered online and require participants to have a working webcam and audio.
Though participants are encouraged to complete the course series for the most comprehensive supervisory education, the Council welcomes individual course registration as well.


Full Program Cost:

Single Member: $1,800
Two or More Members: $1,700

Call for non member rate.

Leadership Orientation – September 14                                                                    8:30am – 10:30pm

Fundamentals of Leadership – September 21, 22, 23                                             8:30am – 12:30pm

Making a Profit in Manufacturing – October 5, 6                                                    8:30am – 12:30pm         

Problem Solving and Decision Making – October 19, 20                                       8:30am – 12:30pm

Effective Business Communication – November 2, 3                                             8:30am – 12:30pm

Human Resource Management Issues – November 16, 17                                    8:30am – 12:30pm

Risk Management: EHS Essentials for Supervisors – Nov. 30, Dec. 1                8:30am – 12:30pm

Best Practices and Continuous Improvement – December 14, 15                        8:30am – 12:30pm

Positive Motivation and Discipline – January 11, 12                                               8:30am – 12:30pm

Leadership Capstone & Industry Panel – January 18, 19                                       8:30am – 12:30pm

What to expect from an interactive online virtual classroom:

  • Discussions
  • Work Groups
  • Breakout Group Project
  • Handouts and Worksheets
  • Peer to Peer Sharing
  • Networking and Virtual Group Projects

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Virtual Protocol:

Participants will be asked to leave their video on throughout the entire class. If an attendee needs to step away during class, they are asked to mute and leave their camera on leaving an empty chair to show they are unavailable. This is similar to traditional classroom etiquette; it allows the instructor to see that a participant is not available and limits the possibility that an attendee would be called on when not available.

Instructors will provide interactive group discussions, breakout sessions, worksheets, and interactive polling questions. Instructors will also provide a 10-minute break each hour to allow attendees the opportunity to stretch.

This virtual protocol is designed to encourage engagement and show respect for the group discussions and the instructor. Participants without video will be asked to register for a future in person class. For questions about virtual protocol and participant expectations, please call Johnnieanne at 845-565-1355.

Positive Discipline & Motivation

Date(s): January 11, and January 12 2022

Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location: Online

Instructor: Rebecca Mazin, Recruit Right

Cost: $240 for a single member, $225 each for two or more from the same company, $375 for non members




This class combines two topics for an interesting perspective on leadership and impact in the workplace; employee motivation and discipline. The foundation for effective supervisory relationships is understanding what motivates employees. Too often managers give up and say, “They just aren’t motivated.” The next common steps are to tolerate a difficult situation or seek ways to get the employee fired, or at least transferred.

Beginning with an understanding of motivation leaders can identify motivators and work to eliminate those things that get in the way; potential de-motivators. Understanding motivation and building a strong relationship makes coaching conversations easier and more successful. Using a framework for coaching, the GROW Model, coaching conversations will be more consistently on target. Coaching is an essential tool but when applied correctly and results don’t change, or when serious rule infractions occur, managers and supervisors need to go to the next step of disciplinary action. Participants leave the session with core skills and techniques to enhance leadership effectiveness.