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Hennepin Technical College Expands “From Line to Leadership” Training in Collaboration with Industry Partners


Are you a line or operations employee who wants to make the transition to supervision or leadership? Were you recently promoted to a supervisory position and want to enhance employee engagement and retention? If so, the new “From Line to Leadership – Transitioning from Operations to Supervision” training is for you.


“For Toro’s three shift operations at the Shakopee facility, our supervisors provide leadership for over 200 employees. We are continually looking for training courses to further improve their leadership skills. The course at Hennepin Tech offered a hands-on approach, giving our supervisors an opportunity to try these newly learned skills with peers in a classroom setting. Those participating were also able to network with and learn from leaders in similar production operations at other companies.”
Kelly Pearson
Director of Operations - Shakopee
The Toro Company

Innovative Program

The program, developed in collaboration with industry partners, was recently expanded in response to overwhelmingly positive feedback from industry partners, such as St. Jude Medical and Toro Company. Although there are dozens of leadership training programs available, there are few in Minnesota that focus specifically on making the transition from a line or operations position to a supervisory position. 


What You’ll Learn

The training sessions focus on common leadership issues and challenges to help you:

  • Encourage employees to share ideas
  • Manage underperforming employees
  • Communicate effectively in person and in writing
  • Deal with those who constantly challenge your decisions
  • Manage employees who often call in sick


Interactive and Hands-On

Problem-solving scenarios and role-playing exercises to help you build skills and better manage employees.


Training Options

Training is offered as a 8-hour format at HTC’s Eden Prairie campus.

Customized training sessions of different lengths can be conducted at your facility or company work site (up to 32 hours).


Skills and Leadership Gap

“Our industry partners said they wanted this training because they are anticipating a skills gap and a leadership gap and they didn’t have a way to effectively move people from operations to team leader,” according to HTC’s Instructor and Director of Outreach, Customized Training Services Mike Colestock.

"...From Line to Leadership is also one of the very best (courses) my colleagues have attended. Thanks for everything that HTC continues to do for us." says Erick Ajax, Vice President and Co-Owner of EJ Ajax and Sons.


Benefits the Bottom Line

It also benefits a company’s bottom line. Talent acquisition spending is up six percent over 2010, with the average cost-per-hire for all U.S. companies at $3,479, according to a 2011 study of U.S. companies with 100 or more employees conducted by Oakland, Calif,-based research firm Bersin & Associates.


Information and Registration

Contact HTC Customized Training Representative Matt Leaf at 952-995-1345 or for more information on future open enrollment dates and customized training opportunities and/or to register for training.


Last updated by lgoff : 2014-12-30 13:58:23