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Supervisor Training Course

Eagle Alloy Inc., 5142 Evanston, Muskegon, MI 49442

SFSA is organizing a one-day Supervisor Training Course, the course will be run at Eagle Alloy Inc. The course is on October 6th and will start at 9:00am and finish at 4:00 pm. Lunch will be provided by Eagle Alloy.

Tours would be available for those that want to and could be done earlier at 7:30am or after the class at 4pm. We can meet in the lobby of the hotel to car pool to Eagle Alloy at 7am.

Eagle Alloy Inc. has run this course for their employees and found it to be extremely beneficial. They continue to run a series of this course throughout the year to develop their supervisory staff and build on what employees have learned. The course instructor Mitzi Taylor of Not So Basic Training (NSBT) is highly recommended, she ensures that each attendee is involved in the course activities. An outline of the course is shown here;

2011 Foundry Supervisor/Leadership Series

DiSC - Your Leadership Style

  • Your individual communication/behavior style
  • How your style impacts others
  • The questions to consider to read people
  • How to communicate with others in a way that best meets their needs

Core Competencies for Leaders

  • The characteristics of effective leaders in the foundry industry
  • How your role as a leader adds value to the organization
  • What the key responsibilities of a supervisor are

Communication Essentials for Leaders

  • How to set expectations - making sure expectations are clear, ensuring audience understanding and buy-in, and eliciting questions
  • Supporting communication throughout the organization
  • Barriers to effective communication

Managing Workplace Conflict

  • Understanding organizational and interpersonal conflict in the foundry environment
  • Handling your emotions during conflict
  • What to say - what not to say
  • Preventing conflict in your environment

Accountability in the Workplace

  • Just what is accountability?
  • The formula for a culture of accountability
  • How communication makes or breaks accountability
  • Thinking like an entrepreneur
  • Foundry Case Studies


The registration fee is $225 which includes materials that will be supplied by NSBT.

To register for this course please complete and send the attached form to SFSA.

As NSBT need to carry out the DiSC part of the course prior to the arrival of attendees at Eagle Alloy Inc, we need to have registrations completed and sent with contact information by September 29, 2011.


Eagle Alloy Inc. have a corporate rate of $79 per night at The Shoreline Inn, 750 Terrace Point Blvd., Muskegon, MI 49440, Tel 866 727 8483, mention Eagle when making reservations.

Malcolm Blair
VP Technology, SFSA
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