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JUN 2013

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Participation When adults participate in an educational experience it can sometimes produce anxiety because several years may have passed since they participated in a formal classroom experience. Therefore providing a program which is non‐threatening but from which they will bene‐ fit is very important. In addition, attempts to provide all aspects of a management training program in one or two, full‐day sessions are generally not successful. Adults retain approximately 10 percent of what is pro‐ vided in sessions where they are overloaded with new information. Educational sessions that provide for new learning to take place over several sessions experience a much higher percentage of retained learning. Furthermore, research indicates that having a period of time between training sessions allows participants time to process the new information they learned and practice any new skills they may have developed. These also contribute to learning retention and program success. Keeping these things in mind, a Management Skill Development Program was designed for the management team. Two options for presenting the program were evaluated: The first, comprised of 10 sessions, would be presented in four‐hour sessions; the second, would be made up of five, eight‐hour sessions. In an effort to minimize disrup‐ tion at the plants and amount of travel required to reach the sites where the sessions were held, it was decided to present the program in five sessions beginning in March 2012 and ending in July 2012. The Management Skill Development Program was de‐ signed to allow approximately 30 days between each of the following sessions: 1. Building Trust, Credibilityand Influence, and Situational Leadership. 2. Essential Skills for Managers and Improving Personal Effectiveness. 3. Effective Teamwork and Coaching. 4. Financials for Non‐Financial Managers (Business Acumen). 5. Leading Staff Through Change, Guiding Conflict Resolution and Dealing with Difficult People. Building Trust, Credibility and Influence Participants learned how to define trust, identify trust traps and develop trust techniques. They learned why trust is crucial to relationship development, the impor‐ tance of being accepted as credible and its value for in‐ fluencing others. Double-Team Tramp Metals! Dangerous unwanted metals are no match for Eriez' Double-Team specialists… Suspended Magnets and Metal Detectors. Remove tramp metals before they reach your valuable crushers and downstream equipment. Suspended Magnets Metal Detectors Get your FREE copy of How to Choose & Use... Industrial Magnets, Metal Detectors & Vibratory Feeders. Call 888-300-3743 or visit Suspended Magnets • Metal Detectors • Heavy Duty Feeders ROCKproducts • JUNE 2013 19

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