In this issue:  Richard Wolin reflects on talent and transparency. NMC Training Services is highlighted in the TC Business News. The Manufacturing Summit is just around the corner on March 7, 2017.  There are several upcoming workshops open for registration.
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Northwestern Michigan College
Training Services

Northern Lower Regional Office of the 
Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

March 2017 Newsletter
Talent and Transparency
By Richard Wolin, Director 

Recently, an increasing number of personal observations and experiences inspired me to write about the deep connection between organizational success, building and retaining talent, and workplace transparency. Having learned, practiced, and taught Lean principles for more than 25 years, it’s been in the last five years I have come to fully appreciate the impact transparency can have on talent attraction and  job satisfaction while at the same time delivering outstanding results to the bottom line. More recently I have seen the visible impact on organizations in northwest Michigan that do it well and for the right reasons.

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In the News

Leading The Leaders: Facilitators Keep Company Meetings On Track
By Mary Bevans Gillett
Published in The Traverse City Business News

Betsy Williams, a facilitator and training specialist at Northwestern Michigan College’s Training Services, likens business meetings to gold.

“We have all these valuable resources in the same room,” she said. “We need to treat that meeting time very specially and carefully…with an effective agenda, the tools and the right process.”

March 7, 2017, 7-11 AM at NMC's Hagerty Center

On the Web

Try Coaching Instead Of Managing When Employees Bring You Problems

Mark Murphy, Published in Forbes.

Let’s imagine an employee comes into your office and says “I need your help boss, that other division won’t respond to my emails about giving me the data I need to finish my report.” Here are some possible responses…

The manager might say:
  • Darn it, well, let me call them directly and get them straightened out.
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Lean Learning Consortium Monthly Events
Click on event to register.
Traverse City (NMC) - TentCraft
Petoskey (NCMC) - J.B. Webb

Traverse City (NMC)-Lean Champion Celebration

Traverse City (NMC) - TBD
Petoskey (NCMC) - LexaMar

Matt Schwarze
(231) 995-2009
Professional Bookshelf

Rich Wolin is reading An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization by Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey.

You can find it on Amazon here.
Read a summary and review here.

Upcoming Workshops

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Contact Training Services at (231) 995-2218 or for more information.

Get More Done - $95
Friday; March 3, 2017; 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
To register click here

Delegating Effectively - $95
Tuesday; March 21, 2017; 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Value Stream Mapping Overview - $95
Friday; March 24, 2017; 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Facilitator Skills - $395
Thursday; April 6, 2017; 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Data Driven Decision Making - $95
Friday; April 7, 2017; 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Change Management - $95
Tuesday; April 18, 2017; 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Train-the-Trainer - $595
Thursday; April 20, 2017; 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Continuous Improvement/Problem Solving - $95
Tuesday; May 9, 2017; 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
To register click here
MMTC clients in Northern Lower Michigan reported the following project impacts for the past year:
$76,165,570 in new sales
$210,011,316 in retained sales
$146,695,216 in new investments
$67,515,150 in cost savings
523 jobs increased and retained
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