Dairy managers program scheduled


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Are you a dairy owner, manager or employee who supervises people? Ever wonder how you can learn to be more effective in managing people, evaluating performance, delegating tasks and many other “people” skills?

Management Essentials for Dairy Success is an intensive, hands-on program to help you build real skills in managing the people at your dairy. This four-day course is offered in a pair of two-day modules by Dairy Alliance, a Penn State Cooperative Extension initiative.

Program dates. The program will be held Dec. 16-17 and Feb. 17-18.

The program is limited in size to allow for small group discussion and people problem solving example to help you learn how to handle difficult situations.

Whether you are in a new role or have been managing for years, the program allows you to develop or sharpen your talents for improving employee performance, creating better day to day communications and dealing with disciplinary issues.

The program can provide you with invaluable experiences and skills as well as a small group of peers to continue to network with after the program is completed.

Revised set-up. The program has been revised from six short sessions to four full-days held in two two-day modules to make scheduling time away from the farm easier.

More time together as a class allows for special evening sessions with guest speakers to broaden the impact of the program.

Richard Stup and Lisa Holden are the Dairy Alliance instructors for the program. They team up with John Park, associate director for Management Development at Penn State to deliver a top-notch program.

Cost of the program is $450 per person and includes materials, breaks, and meals. Due to the interactive nature of the program, space is limited.

Call for details. For more information or to reserve your space in the program, contact Michele Moyer in the Dairy Alliance office at 1-888-373-7232.


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