Introduction to Supervisor Development


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Introduction to Supervisor Development is designed to assist new supervisors acquire the knowledge and skills required to be an effective leader. The course covers a wide range of topics including team leadership, communication, employment issues, and building on your success as a leader. It is especially designed to help those in the metalcasting industry (union and non-union) who are supervising hourly, or salaried workers. Introduction to Supervisor Development is beneficial to those who have been recently promoted from hourly or salaried ranks who have little previous experience in supervision and for supervisors that have not had any formal training.

Learning outcomes

Course participants will learn to identify:

  • Increase productivity
  • Improve their communication skills
  • Manage change, including dealing with resistance
  • Interview prospective employees
  • Understand basic legal requirements
  • Handle substance abuse issues
  • Understand the components of sexual harassment
  • Successfully manage multicultural teams

Course Length

2.0 days

CEU Units

1.20 CEU

Course outline

Module 1: Introduction
Module 2: Metalcasting Terminology
  • Learning the Language
Module 3: Primary Casting Production
  • Quoting
  • Tooling
  • Mold Preparation
  • Melting and Pouring
Module 4: Post Casting Production
  • Casting Removal
  • Degating
  • Post Processing Methods
  • Inspection
  • Shipping
Module 5: Conclusion