Date(s) – May 14, 2019
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
EDC of Elkhart County
In this full day course, new and experienced managers and leaders will develop or improve their leadership knowledge and skills as well as their communication and listening skills.
These are the first two classes in a 4-class leadership mini-series: 1. Effective Communication & Listening/2. Becoming A Leader (5/14) and 3. Productive Conflict Resolution/ 4. Managing Across Generations (7/24)
Effective Communication & Listening: Organizations today want employees with effective communication skills, or the ability to clearly send and receive messages to and from others. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to effectively communicate verbally and non-verbally as well as how to listen for maximum understanding. You can expect to leave this workshop with a better understanding of your own communication strengths and opportunities as well as practical ideas for improving your own communication.
Becoming A Leader: Effective leadership is a key component to organizational success. But what does it mean to lead effectively? In this workshop, you’ll learn the keys to effective leadership and assess your own leadership strengths and weaknesses.
Meet the Instructor:
Joe McMurry – Peer Group Solutions Consultant
Joe serves as the Peer Group Solutions Consultant for Purdue MEP. In this role, he is responsible for the development and implementation of CEO Roundtables for small and mid-sized companies throughout the state. Joe oversees Purdue MEP’s ExporTech offering, a national export assistance program that helps companies enter or expand in global markets. In addition, he provides Purdue MEP clients with Leadership Development and Training services.
Joe has held several executive positions overseeing all aspects of business, including: operations/manufacturing, engineering, hardware and software development, quality assurance, project management, purchasing, material control and distribution, organizational development and human resources, sales and marketing, contract negotiation and accounting.
Joe also teaches undergraduate courses in organizational leadership and industrial technology at Purdue University for both traditional and nontraditional students.
Joe has a Master’s in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN, and a Bachelor of Science in General Management, Purdue University, Krannert School of Management, West Lafayette, IN.
Skills & Expertise:
- Global Indy Council member
- IN District Export Council
- Outstanding Lecturer
- Project Management
- Product development
- Quality assurance
- Organizational development
- Human Resurces
- Sales and marketing
- Contract negotiations