Foundations Of Excellence Leadership Course Teaches Critical Management Skills
Atlanta, GA - The Foundations of Leadership Excellence Course, co-sponsored by TAPPI and the University of Memphis, will teach emerging leaders in the pulp and paper industry the critical leadership skills necessary for success in today's global business environment. The course, to be held February 28-March 1, 2012 at the University of Memphis campus, in Memphis, Tennessee, is designed specifically for pulp and paper professionals. The focus is on fundamental leadership & management skills for emerging leaders, high-potentials, area operating managers and other professionals.
"Outstanding leadership is essential for our industry to thrive and meet the challenges posed by a highly competitive, and constantly evolving, global business environment and to ensure a strong future for our industry and its employees. The Foundations of Leadership Excellence Course provides emerging leaders the opportunity to learn key management and leadership skills that will allow them to lead their companies to success," according to Larry N. Montague, President and CEO of TAPPI. "An integral part of TAPPI's mission is to provide high quality educational and training opportunities, such as this course, for pulp and paper industry management and technical staff professionals. "
The three-day course curriculum covers industry specific, real-world scenarios and is the only course available focused on the pulp and paper industry. The Foundation of Leadership Excellence course will teach participants how to develop a personal leadership approach that is driven by leveraging influence rather than authority. They will learn to impact organizations from a 360 degree perspective and how to address the challenges of team building, accountability, performance management and other critical factors of organizational success.
Course instructors have over 100 years of combined leadership, management and human resource experience in the pulp and paper industry. The course will cover a broad range of topics and skills including: leadership style assessment; managing performance; team performance and developing effective teams; negotiation and decision making strategies; facilitating business change; and personal leadership action planning. Learn more at the TAPPI website page.