Ivy Tech Community College is offering a one-day instructor-led training course to prepare leaders for supervisory positions in the workplace.

The course, Essential Skills for Managers, will be offered twice in February – on Saturday, Feb. 18, and on Tuesday, Feb. 28 – at Ivy Tech’s Kokomo campus at 1815 E. Morgan St.

The focus of this class is to provide a foundational base of skills for all managers using research-based best practices. Essential Skills for Managers exposes and trains supervisors to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully manage others.

The class objectives intend to help supervisors utilize tools and skills to effectively manage their teams and develop trusting and respectful relationships with their staff. In-class work will include identifying ways to decrease the escalation of problems or issues supervisors may have while providing tools to better utilize a Strengths Based Leadership Approach to understand preferences in communication and conflict management. Supervisors will learn to diagnose situations and identify appropriate leadership styles and strategies using the Situational Leadership model.

The class is set to go from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on both dates. The $155 fee includes class materials and a 45-minute working lunch is provided.

To register for the Essential Skills for Managers class or for more information, contact Bonnie Devers, program manager for Ivy+ Career Link at Ivy Tech Kokomo, at bdevers3@ivytech.edu or 765-252-5497.


About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.