2301 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Center for Dairy Excellence
This fall, join us for a five-part webinar series titled “Transforming Your Team: Employee Communications and Management.” A Train the Trainer Program designed for veterinarians, dairy consultants, nutritionists, and dairy producers, Dr. Rich Stup of Cornell Pro-Dairy will lead each session and provide you with in-depth training and resources for employee communications and management. Whether you manage a team of farm employees, or work with dairy clients to help them with their management strategies, this webinar series will teach you how to create pathways for clear expectations, consistent messaging, and two-way feedback.
Session Dates and Topics:
Tuesday, September 28 from 8-9:30 a.m. – Communications and Relationship Building
Learn why workplace communication matters, how to drive high performance with clear expectations, and how to organize the work experience on the farm.
Tuesday, October 12 from 8-9:30 a.m. – Feeding & Coaching: The Leader’s Power Tools
Learn the importance of feedback, discuss the SCORE feedback method, and develop coaching strategies using the GROW model.
Tuesday, October 26 from 8-9:30 a.m. – Onboarding & Developing New Employees
Learn the importance of those first days, how to enhance safety and performance, and ways to build organizational and team commitment.
Tuesday, November 9 from 8-9:30 a.m. – Creating Employee Handbooks
Learn the importance of an employee handbook, how to go about developing one, and recommendations for use and maintenance over time.
Tuesday, November 23 from 8-9:30 a.m. – Communicating Through Conflict
Learn how to lead through difficult situations, how to mediate conflict to achieve positive outcomes, and strategies for authentic communication.
About Dr. Stup:
Richard has 25 years of experience focused on helping agricultural managers become successful leaders. His Ph.D. from Penn State is in the field of Workforce Education and Development with an emphasis in leadership and organization development. His teaching combines leadership and organizational research with his own and clients’ practical experiences building highly successful teams in academia and private business. His focus is on helping farms and agribusiness avoid labor risks, create engaged employee teams, and operate profitably. The result is learning and development that agribusiness and farm leaders can apply immediately to improve performance.