Tonight: A fair sky and comfortable with an overnight low near 60 (50s away from the city)
Friday: Partly to mostly sunny with ... More...
CAI, UT Offer Executive Education in Bradley County
CLEVELAND, Tenn.—Executive education is now available in Cleveland, according to Lisa Pickel, executive director for Cleveland Associated Industries (CAI).
CAI is collaborating with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration to provide a Manufacturing Leadership Program in Bradley County. The program’s purpose is to accelerate the development process of becoming an effective and successful site leader and is designed to impact plant managers, manufacturing managers, directors of operations, directors of manufacturing and other managers being considered for site leadership positions.
“Seven consecutive, two-day sessions over an eight-month period will allow participants to apply concepts learned in the classroom directly to their manufacturing facility with the support of UT’s business faculty, and without their having to travel to Knoxville,” Pickel explained.
She continued, “Manufacturers in our region no longer function within the boundaries of our county, our state or even our country. They must know how to compete successfully in a global environment. To take our manufacturing facilities to the next level, site leaders need to develop solid leadership skills and the broadened functional business skills necessary to do so.”
Austin Cone, cost accounting manager with Mueller Company, is a core participant of the Manufacturing Leadership Program. Cone views the program “as an investment in both my company and career. Every session has been applicable to situations I have faced in the last 12 to 18 months. Being able to share and hear experiences within my peer group has had a powerful effect on me and helped to engrain the ideas being taught.”
The Manufacturing Leadership Program began in January at the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce with 10 core participants who will be a part of the eight-month program. Each participant will build an individualized leadership development plan under the guidance of a dedicated leadership coach. The goal is to help them better understand themselves as leaders, the people they lead and the environments in which they lead.
“We have some amazing manufacturing facilities in Cleveland and Bradley County, and we must be proactive about preserving and advancing them by developing their leadership,” Pickel said.
The Manufacturing Leadership Program also allows individuals to choose from the sessions offered each month.
“The curriculum offers a variety of classes during each two-day session that any interested individual can select from a la carte,” Pickel said. “For instance, the January session included a class on Conflict Resolution and one on Management vs. Leadership that could have been selected without being one of the core participants registered for the entire series.”
The next session is slated for Feb. 27-28 followed by March 27-28. For more information about the individual classes, contact Lisa Pickel at 423-472-6587 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For details about UT’s graduate and executive education leadership programs, visit www.Leadership.utk.edu.
Cleveland Associated Industries, established in 1965, has a twofold purpose: (1) to serve the needs of its member companies and (2) to establish an organization through which industry may effectively utilize its collective resources and talents in a program of positive action for the betterment of the community.
CAI, UT Offer Executive Education in Bradley County
- TN/GA Regional News
- National News
- International News
- Deal calls for more help to high-demand students
- Ex-Ala. officer resentenced for abuse of power
- GBI probing fatal police shooting in Savannah
- Wig designer's suit against Nicki Minaj dismissed
- Candidates for Ga. governor spar over jobless rate
- Police dog missing since manhunt is found alive
- Man found shot to death in driveway of home
- Georgia's jobless rate rises to 8.1 percent
- 3 Fantasy 5 players win $73,862.46 jackpots
- Florida Lotto jackpot rises to $27 million
- Final tally: 143 homes burned in California fire
- Hurricane Edouard right environment for drone test
- Murder suspect wears 'Crime Pays' T-shirt to court
- Spending bill leaves out immigration courts
- Brother of man charged in Bobo case arrested
- Administration offers new assurances, as Senate vote nears
- Obama nominates US envoys to Mexico, India
- Dog found in Oregon heading back to Pennsylvania
- Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet
- Emergency landing for JetBlue flight in California
- Yemen's Shiite rebels attack state TV building
- UN calls Ebola a threat to international peace
- UN chief calls for about $1 billion to fight Ebola
- Mexico boosts Los Cabos security after looting
- New center-left Slovenian govt voted into office
- Nigeria's ruling party wants Jonathan as president
- Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola
- Belgium arrests Liberian ex-rebel commander
- France dismisses accusations it pays ransoms
- Roadside bombs kills 4 UN peacekeepers in Mali
The Good LifeCelebrating the events, adventures and activities that represent "The Good Life" in the NewsChannel 9 viewing area.
SideroadsTake a ride with Brian Smith to explore the unique people and places to be found along the Sideroads of the NewsChannel 9 viewing area.
Road TrippinCome Road Trippin' with us and see all the great sites in your area!
Closings and DelaysThese are the latest School and Business Closings reported to NewsChannel 9. If you see errors or need to add a school or business, call 423-757-7320.
This N ThatLearn about the latest in community affairs and great events with Brian Smith on This 'N That.
Educator of the WeekNominate now for Educator Of The Week!
Deaf & Hard of HearingInformation provided to NewsChannel 9 by members of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community.
Sponsored EventsCheck Back Often for NewsChannel9 Sponsored Events!