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Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association Announces New Leadership Development Opportunities for Spring 2022; Rebekah Sweeney Shares

Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association Announces New Leadership Development Opportunities for Spring 2022; Rebekah Sweeney Shares


MADISON, WI
Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

Education is a vital part of the cheesemaking community, as Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) well knows. The association is already gearing up for its next round of educational courses, scheduled to begin in February 2022.

Rebekah Sweeney, Senior Director of Programs and Policy, Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association“Research shows a clear link between training and worker retention—and WCMA members know from firsthand experience the value of keeping great employees,” explained Rebekah Sweeney, Senior Director of Programs and Policy. “We’re pleased to offer these opportunities for members to support the professional growth of their workers and encourage them to continue their careers in dairy processing.”

According to a press release, WCMA’s Front-Line Leadership classes are specifically designed for new and seasoned supervisors looking to build their skills in conflict resolution, communication, stress and time management, and cultivation of a team mentality.

The sessions are offered à la carte and may be taken in any order. WCMA will again offer these trainings in a hybrid format in 2022, allowing participants to join via Zoom or in-person in Madison, Wisconsin.

Front-Line Leadership Part A, which is scheduled for Thursday, February 10, 2022, will focus on developing essential leadership skills. Front-Line Leadership Part B, scheduled for March 17, 2022, will provide strategies to help supervisors boost staff performance.

The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association is gearing up for its next round of educational courses, scheduled to begin in February 2022

The series will conclude with Front-Line Leadership Part C on Thursday, April 7, which is related to cultivating a team.

Additionally, WCMA will offer its unique Next Step Leadership course on Thursday, March 31. This workshop is open to established leaders who have completed any of WCMA’s leadership trainings. Each year, Next Step Leadership pairs a review of familiar concepts with fresh materials covering a specific topic. The focus for 2022 will be on talent retention strategies.

WCMA members interested in participating in the spring sessions may now register here!

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