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Missouri Enterprise seminars, workshops and training classes are designed to help companies and individuals upgrade their skills, learn new ones, increase productivity, reduce costs, conserve energy and resources, create new products and improve existing ones. If you would like to suggest a topic, please contact your Missouri Enterprise Area Business Manager.

Refund Policy for Promotions: Those who fail to use a specific promo code during registration will not be able to recover the discount later. All promo codes MUST be used at the time of registration.

Cancellation Policy: To receive a full refund (less credit card fees), registrants must contact us 10 or more business days prior to the event. Please include the reason for the cancellation. As a non-profit, we strive to do our best to deliver top-notch service to Missouri manufacturers. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to make working with Missouri Enterprise more successful for your company.

Lunch & Learn (Lebanon)- Lean Leadership: Developing Supervisors/Managers to Improve Retention

When we visit with manufacturers and ask, “How can we help you succeed?”, more than often their response is, “Can you find us more people to hire?”. As we head into full-employment, filling vacant manufacturing positions is becoming harder and harder. In fact, at the end of 2018, open manufacturing jobs hit an all-time national high. For this year’s workshop series, our experts came together with other state and local business support organizations to develop informational sessions that arm manufacturers with workforce solutions and concepts. There is no quick fix to the workforce shortage issue – but together, we are thinking outside the box and facing this challenge together.

Lean Leadership: Developing Supervisors/Managers that Improve Retention 
Workers do not quit their jobs, they quit their bosses. The session focuses on challenges companies face with employee turn-over as a result of poor leadership (i.e., supervisors and managers) and lack of understanding expectations. We will talk about how lean principles can help guide managers and supervisors to become more effective leaders and supportive problem-solvers.  Manage for Daily Improvement (MDI) will also be outlined.  The MDI process enables leaders to engage the employees in establishing team goals, daily expectations, and solve team problems. The cost is $15 per person and a meal is included.

After the Leadership Lunch N’ Learn, we are holding a brief BONUS session about Manufacturing Day and how to start planning your event. We are partnering with the Missouri Chamber to provide area manufacturers with a starter kit containing everything you need to know to coordinate a successful Manufacturing Day at your facility. Please stick around for 30 minutes after the Leadership session to hear more. The Lebanon EDC is looking forward to participating in the national event this year and hopes you will join the movement come this October.


The Instructor - Joe Bullinger has worked in manufacturing for more than 30 years. He began his career with Procter & Gamble as a Production Manager and Process Engineer before transitioning to Plant Engineer with Ensign-Bickford where he was introduced to Kaizen continuous improvement activities. As Project Manager for Missouri Enterprise, Joe brings his knowledge to help Missouri manufacturers implement Lean initiatives. Joe is a graduate of the Missouri University of Science and Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He has also been an Adjunct Professor for Mineral Area College, instructing courses leading to an Associates Degree in Manufacturing Technology. Joe holds Certificates in Lean Leadership from the University of Michigan and Productivity Improvement Through Quality from the University of Tennessee.

Questions? Contact: Amy Susan, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 573-308-6152

We are holding this same workshop on May 14 in Moberly. Register for that event at this link

Event Properties

Event Date 05-21-2019 12:00 pm
Event End Date 05-21-2019 1:30 pm
Registration Start Date 02-01-2019 10:00 am
Cut off date 05-20-2019 5:00 pm
Individual Price $15 p/person (lunch included)
Location Lebanon Area EDC
We are no longer accepting registration for this event
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