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Supervisors' Institute

The Supervisors’ Institute will provide small businesses with the opportunity to provide hands-on training to supervisors in a variety of essential topics. The seasoned professional or the newly promoted supervisor will be able to gain new skills through this training program. This training will help individuals develop the skills they need to be successful. Good management will decrease turnover and increase profit margins; now is the time to make sure supervisors have the skills they need to make your company successful. These fundamental skills are taught in a series over 12 months so that your supervisors can go back and practice the skills they have learned and bring real-life situations to class for further exploring.

This program is designed to be affordable and flexible. You can send the same individuals to all 12 trainings or you can provide individuals with specific topics that they are interested in throughout the year.

See the pricing guide for more information.
Call 792-5300 with questions or to register now.

Supervisors’ Institute
2014 Leadership Class

Session 1: General Leadership
Do you have what it takes to be a good leader? This session will focus on the qualities and characteristics that make a good leader, as well as core leadership theories. The session is also designed to give participants an understanding of power, personal values, and ethics.
Date: February 19
Time: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Room: IT225

Session 2: Leadership Styles
This session will explore the various styles of leadership, such as situational leadership,
laissez-faire, micromanagement, action-centered leadership, the Fiedler’s contingency model, and the path-goal theory of leadership. Participants will also learn about the Blake Mouton managerial grid, which measures concern for people and concern for production.
Date: March 19
Time: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Room: IT225

Session 3: Emotional Intelligence in Leadership
In this session, participants will learn about emotional intelligence and leadership, including such attributes as self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills. The session is designed to promote an understanding of how a leader’s emotions and actions affect those around them.
Date: April 16
Time: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Room: IT225

Session 4: Team Management
This session will focus on team management skills and ways to promote team effectiveness, touching on such topics as team dynamics, effective recruitment, and performance management. Participants will learn about ways to manage a team, including developing, coaching, and motivating team members, rewarding and engaging them, delegating work, and mentoring.
Date: May 14
Time: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Room: IT225

Session 5: Decision-Making Skills
Participants will learn to develop a systematic approach to decision-making and explore the different decision-making models. They also will learn to choose between options, make financial decisions, and strengthen critical thinking skills, as well as explore the impact that ethics and values have on the process. Group decision-making will also be explored.
Date: June 18
Time: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Room: IT225

Session 6: Problem Solving
This session will provide general problem-solving tools and help participants develop a process for solving problems as they arise. Topics covered include choosing an approach, finding the root cause of a problem, strategic thinking, and prioritization and execution. Core strategy tools also will be discussed.
Date: July 16
Time: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Room: IT225

Session 7: Time Management
This session will equip participants with the tools needed for effective time management, such as prioritization, scheduling, and self-motivation. Challenges to time management will also be discussed.
Date: August 20
Time: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Room: IT225

Session 8: Stress Management
This session will explore stress, its impact and causes, and strategies to manage and cope with stress and achieve a healthy work/life balance. Happiness and well-being, anger management, and burnout will also be discussed.
Date: September 17
Time: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Room: IT225

Session 9: Communications Skills – Oral and Written
This session will help participants hone their oral and written communication skills by demonstrating how to plan and structure your message, whether it be in person, in meetings, or in writing. Learn to strengthen skills through role-playing and responding to feedback, as well as how to communicate in difficult situations.
Date: October 15
Time: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Room: IT225

Session 10: Presentation Skills
This session will provide the tools and skills to give effective and powerful presentations. It will cover everything from writing a basic outline and choosing a delivery method, to creating a compelling audio/visual presentation and encouraging questions. Participants will also learn about overcoming nervousness, as well as using body language and humor in presentations.
Date: November 19
Time: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Room: IT225

Note: Each module will be supported with Case Studies, Role Plays, “hard copy” materials provided, and contact information for after-course meeting support.


Yearly Pricing:
$1,500.00 1 - 4 Students
$2,000.00 5 – 10 Students
$2,400.00 11 – 15 Students

Single Class:

Registration: Call to register at (315) 792-5300

Mohawk Valley Community College
1101 Sherman Drive
Utica N.Y. 13501

Anita Brown
Professional Profile

Anita is the Marketing Communications Manager for Indium Corporation’s global operations. She is responsible for organizing and executing Indium Corporation’s marketing communications strategies and activities, including advertising, trade exhibition planning and management, marketing communications planning and execution, website and social media communications, training meetings and special events, and placing and editing technical papers and articles for industry conferences, publications, and other media worldwide.

Anita has more than 20 years of marketing experience in both the business and consumer arenas, including roles as Director of Marketing & Public Relations, and Vice President of Marketing. She has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and an MBA in Technology Management from SUNYIT. She was recognized with the Dean’s Award from the SUNYIT School of Business in 2009, the Women in Business Award from the Mohawk Valley Business Journal in 2005, and the Follow the Leaders Award from Leadership Mohawk Valley in 2005.

Corporate Education


For more information:
Jack Altdoerffer
Director, Corporate Training