Management Essentials for Dairy Success Three-Part Workshop Series

Wednesday, March 6, 2024
March 20 and March 27, 2024 | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST for each workshop
Various Locations - See below.
Event Host:

Penn State Extension and Center for Dairy Excellence

Register today:

Sharpen your skills as a people manager and explore essential topics for dairy managers during this three-part workshop!

The Management Essentials for Dairy Success (MEDS) workshop series is tailored specifically for middle and beginning senior-level dairy managers, aiming to enhance their skills as people managers. Led by Dr. Lisa Holden, Associate Professor of Dairy Management at Penn State, and Ms. Jill Smith, President of Cornerstone HR & Management Consulting, the workshops provide an interactive environment for participants to sharpen their managerial abilities. The collaborative approach ensures a comprehensive learning experience, combining academic expertise with practical insights from industry professionals. Through this series, dairy managers can gain valuable knowledge and tools to lead their teams and optimize dairy operations effectively.

Space is limited – preregistration is required. Three sessions, each lasting for 6 hours, are scheduled every two weeks. Click here to register today. It is $150 for the entire series.

Event Details:

In this three-part workshop, all participants will convene at three different locations, with each session being held at a distinct venue. You must attend all three sessions in the workshop series.

Rotating Locations:

Participants must attend all three sessions.

  • March 6, 2024: The Village Green, 400 Village Way, Martinsburg, PA 16662
  • Mar. 20, 2024: Horizon Farm Credit, 300 Winding Creek Blvd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
  • Mar. 27, 2024: Horizon Farm Credit, 45 Sheetz Dr, Reedsville, PA 17084

What will you learn?

Learn about leading with courage and building trust with employees at each session.

  • Building effective communication skills
  • Interpersonal styles self-assessment
  • Building trust with employees
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Transitioning to supervision
  • Building employee capacity and empowering employees
  • Managing performance and understanding motivation
  • Feedback, coaching, and characteristics of high-performance coaches
  • Developing skills and confidence as a coach
  • Dealing with poor performance and difficult people
  • Setting and communicating job expectations

Click here to register today.