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The hot topic for requests for Private In-house sessions has been our 2 day 'Lean Leadership'. Companies are recognizing they need to get the buy in from their key players if they are going to be successul in doing any Continuous Improvement. The other hot topic has been requests for customizing our 1 day 'Trust, Teamwork and High Performance'.
EMC's Learning Centre provides manufacturers with full service and support in sourcing/developing specialized training and in-house deployment. This includes the ability to develop customized programs and materials with a vetted stable of trainers, coaches and mentors, deliverable through a variety of location/venue options.
All Learning Centre initiatives are provided in response to a direct member need. Should you need a resource, simply contact EMC and we will assist you in…
In an effort to enhance and better meet the training needs of our clients and members, Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) has started a process to identify such needs through this questionnaire.
This survey will provide us with your feedback on the current training offerings EMC provides and to identify needs, specific training requirements and preferred delivery methodology.
Please take a few minutes to answer the following questions. Your feedback is valuable and will contribute to the overall development and enhancement of your EMC Learning Centre and its offerings.
Participants who take the survey before November 1st will be entered into a draw for a chance to win an ipod shuffle.
Click here to take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/emclearningcentre
If you have any questions, concerns or need assistance please contact me.
It's not easy to bring a team up to the level of High Performance but starting with a good foundation of Trust is always key.
Remember the days of SDWT (Self Directed Work Teams), World Class Manufacturing or MBWA (Management By Walking Around)? Do you remember Theory X and Theory Y, an even earlier concept? In describing human behaviour in the workplace in 1960, social psychologist Douglas McGregor proposed contrasting leadership models that continue to be relevant today: Theory X (authoritarian or autocratic) and Theory Y (participative).
- Theory X presupposes that the average person dislikes work and will avoid…
Another year has disappeared here at the Learning Centre with Public Events being run in 4 provinces plus hundreds of customized Private In-House Events including hands-on coaching and implementation...
Unlike Public Events which are invoiced at a per seat rate, these private sessions are invoiced at a flat-day rate which allows members to maximize their training at a lower cost.
Topics included: Lean Manufacturing, Lean in the Accounting & Administration, Finance Applications,…
EMC's Learning Centre is very pleased to offer one-year access to all WebWSIT (Sundown) Health & Safety Courses for just $50 per seat!
These courses provide general Health and Safety knowledge and follow the best practices and guidelines set out by numerous jurisdictions and applicable Acts or Standards. They are approved by Ministry of Labour inspectors and WSIB auditors.
Companies can administrate the training site (or even have multiple administrators). As an added bonus, we can brand the site with your logo, and you can control employee access.
You can use our Occurrence Tracking Module (OTM) to record and track…
Putting the 'Management' in Attendance Management does pay off!
This is what I've heard from a number of EMC members that have participated in our EMC Attendance Management workshops I have been fortunate to facilitate since 2000.
Over the last couple of weeks I've had a chance to re-connect with many of the several hundred companies that have attended the EMC Attendance Management workshop.
It's gratifying, as a consultant and facilitator, to hear that materials delivered as long ago as over 5 years ago have been put to good use - and positive results are experienced year over year.
Steven Covey's Principle #7 of Highly…
Amy Edwards and I would like to thank all of our Learning Centre customers and vendors for another great year of training!
It was a busy year for our Learning Centre. We ran public training events in Ontario and Maritimes as well as hundreds of customized, private in-house training and/or coaching/mentoring engagements for our valued EMC Members in all parts of Canada & USA (for parent companies of our valued members and their US facilities). Topics included Lean Manufacturing, Lean in the Office/Finance/Purchasing areas, Financial Applications, Supervisory & Leadership, Team Building, Human Capital,…
One of the persistent beliefs in many unionized plants is that just because you’ve done something one way in the past, it’s “past practice” and can’t be changed. In this article, George Raine, creator of EMC’s new course Collective Agreements and You, looks at this past practice argument to see if it’s myth or reality...
Imagine that Acme Manufacturing - since time immemorial - has allowed employees who become redundant due to lack of work to bump to any job they could perform that was held by a junior employee. The person who gets bumped then gets to bump someone else provided he or she has the skills. The process continues down the line until someone doesn't have the seniority to bump anyone and gets laid off.
But Article 7.05 of Acme's collective agreement says this:
When there is a reduction in work…
Here at EMC's Learning Centre, we help our valued members with their inquiries on training or consulting.
We are happy to report, in 2010 the EMC Learning Centre ran hundreds of very successful training & consulting events, delivered through both 'Public Sessions' and 'Private In-house Sessions', covering topics ranging from Lean Manufacturing, Lean in the Office Administration to Finance & Purchasing, to Human Capital programs and Health & Safety, plus many more.
The growth of…
George Raine of Montana HR discusses how to get people to step out of their comfort zone to adopt the behaviors required in order to meet new high standards. What is required is to think differently about your organization. He throws out the conventional approach that focuses on “buy-in” and demonstrates the power of a practice-based approach to change how people think about their workplace. He calls that approach, Culture Forming Practices.
Culture Forming Practices
Woody Allan once said "80% of success in life is just showing up." Unfortunately, you can get by in the workplace with less.
I often ask groups of managers, "In your workplace, what percentage of full effort is needed to avoid getting fired?" I suggest a scale. A 100% rating represents absolute devotion every working minute. At the other end of the scale, 0% represents spending the work day breathing, net-surfing for new YouTube videos, and collecting a pay…
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