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The Office of Business and Community Services at Kent State University at Tuscarawas is holding three Executive Overview programs to showcase the benefits of three popular training courses. Offered free of charge, the two-hour programs are designed for upper-level managers, executives and owners.
Offered Aug. 28 from 8 to 10 a.m., Lean Strategies and Tools will provide an overview of how the course can help organizations improve processes, deliver superior customer service, reduce and/or eliminate waste and bring about rapid improvement in performance and quality. Implementing Lean can save organizations money through:
• Improved cash flow through lower inventories and lower investment.
• Elimination of defects and waste while improving product quality and reliability.
• Improved productivity by 25 percent to 40 percent.
• Having everyone involved in continuous improvement activities, permanently.
• Continuously improve customer satisfaction and loyalty.
Leadership Development, offered Oct. 2 from 8 to 10 a.m., is designed for new and experienced supervisors and managers who want to keep their knowledge and skill a step ahead of the demands of the workplace. This competency-based leadership development program includes modules such as:
• Understanding the transition to supervision and leadership.
• Developing effective managerial communication strategies using the DiSC social styles
• Strengthening personal leadership.
• Successful conflict resolution.
• The leader’s role in leading teams and maintaining relationships.
Business Finance for Everyone, offered Nov. 6 from 8 to 10 a.m., suggests that employers encourage their employees to think like business owners! Using a unique board simulation game, financial statements come to life as participants from all levels learn how to deploy company resources more efficiently, become familiar with financial lingo, better understand balance sheets and profit-loss statements. Course benefits include:
• Creating a common vision throughout the organization.
• Building a shared baseline understanding of financial concepts.
• Identifying and appreciating the value of intangible assets.
• Understanding how daily decisions impact the company strategically and financially.
• Analyzing complex material within the context of the work environment so employees can understand, remember and make immediate changes at the workplace.
For more information about onsite customized programs, please contact Terry Theis at 330.308.7448 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. To register for these complimentary programs, call Cindi Supers at 330.308.7434 or go to www.kent.edu/tusc/bcs.