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Center for Training & Development prepares ‘A New Wave of Supervisors’

WKU’s Center for Training & Development (CTD), in partnership with the Warren County Water District (WCWD), recently celebrated the completion of the training series, “A New Wave of Supervisors.”

The customized training program, tailored to the specific needs of the WCWD supervisors and managers, began in May 2009. Twenty employees participated in a series of eight courses including such topics as Supervising Former Peers, Giving and Receiving Feedback, and Emotional Intelligence.

Alan Vilines, general manager at WCWD, said the program was a complete success for his employees. “The WKU Center for Training & Development had an extensive catalog of topics which allowed us to customize a series that fit our needs perfectly,” Vilines said. “Therefore, each session provided our supervisors with instruction that was right on target.”

The ability to customize the CTD programs allowed every topic selected to accomplish the goals set forth by management; to build skills using role modeling in training and to teach participants the basic fundamentals of being a good supervisor.

The training concluded April 16 with a recognition program at the Warren County Water District office. In addition to the program participants, some instructors were in attendance to share in the accomplishment of the employees. Each participant was awarded a certificate signifying the successful completion of the training.

According to Manon Pardue, Director of the WKU Center for Training and Development, “The real key to the success of the program was the acceptance and desire of the participants to learn and grow as supervisors and managers. What a great group of people to work with!”

For information on CTD, contact Manon Pardue at (270) 745-1919. CTD is a unit of the Division of Extended Learning and Outreach (DELO).

Contact: Jennifer Perry, (270) 745-1926.

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