Manufacturing Management


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Local manufacturers want great leaders, so we developed this short-term microcredential program. We'll teach you what you don't know so you can lead in all you do.

What You Learn in the Manufacturing Management Microcredential

Industry 4.0 is here. Learn how it will impact your company and transition the workforce. Discuss building relationships, setting team expectations, and coaching. Dive into HR, diversity, and productive conflict. Cover finance and accounting, too. Work with a faculty mentor on a work-based application project, then report on your success.

Training Modules

Module content:

  • Examine how Industry 4.0 will impact your company’s skills, as well as transition your workforce
  • Learn how the State of Iowa supports Industry 4.0

Module content:

  • Learn how clarity in communication helps to build trust
  • Establish genuine connections with positive relationships and common connections
  • Identify the expectations of a cohesive team

Module content:

  • Improve email etiquette awareness
  • Understand non-verbal communication cues when presenting, listening or leading a meeting
  • Practice active listening and learn strategies to become a better listener
  • Learn best practice techniques for effective meetings

Module content:

  • Recognize performance management as a key strategic and competitive differentiator
  • Align organizational objectives with individual performance
  • Understand the language of KPIs: Leading versus lagging; qualitative versus quantitative; efficiency versus effectiveness

Module content:

  • Learn key employment laws
  • Investigate the fundamentals of an effective talent strategy
  • Create strategies and tactics to improve employee performance and retention

Module content:

  • Explore your current strengths and potential problem areas with DiSC Workplace Profile
  • Learn specific tactics to engage a range of generations in the workforce

Module content:

  • Walk through a “conflict episode” and the role you play
  • Learn ways to manage conflict situations without damaging relationships

Module content:

  • Understand unconscious bias based on factors outside of your control
  • Learn how deep listening and dialogue can assist in understanding different perspectives

Module content:

  • Learn ways to develop one’s career through networking and locating a mentor
  • Develop an action plan to improve any skills needed to maintain effective ongoing mentoring relationships
  • Understand strategies to work through potential common problems experienced in mentor/protégé relationships

Module content:

  • Develop a basic understanding of finance and accounting
  • Learn financial acumen to make more informed and confident business decisions
  • Learn how to read standard financial reports

Module content:

Each participant will present their learnings to the class and facilitators with a 15-minute presentation on their specific Work-Based Application project. Participants will explain how they will use their new knowledge in their current role/organization.

I truly think this program covers all of the bases. I am sure that anyone who goes through the program will walk away with skills/insights to help them be a more effective leader.
Lea Ann Dies, Human Resources Manager, McCarthy-Bush Corporation
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Contact Business Solutions

For more information contact your Business Solutions Consultant

Office hours - Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Katie Watson

Katie Watson, Business Solutions Consultant

Jan Dolan

Jan Dolan, Business Solutions Consultant

Leallen Ehlers

Leallen Ehlers, Business Solutions Consultant

Kendra Schaapveld

Kendra Schaapveld, Director of Workforce Development

Manufacturing Management: Locations

Clinton Community College

1000 Lincoln Blvd.
Clinton, IA 52732
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Muscatine Community College

152 Colorado St.
Muscatine, IA 52761
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Scott Community College

500 Belmont Rd.
Bettendorf, IA 52722
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