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We worked with the EA to design and implement a series of onsite training sessions for our front line managers and supervisors. I appreciated their focus on the sustainability of the learning, which included immediate reflection on the material at the end of the sessions, but also ‘homework’ that was assigned which gave participants a chance to practice what they learned. The EA trainers delivered content in engaging, interactive and effective ways, resulting in very positive responses from participants. They were also highly knowledgeable on the topics discussed. I would highly recommend the EA for any training or consulting needs your organization might have!

– Jennifer Irelan, Sr. Human Resource Manager, American Frame

Like most organizations our size, Supervisors and Managers are promoted based on their functional job knowledge and expertise. Realistically that has nothing to with becoming a successful manager or supervisor and we found they were frequently woefully unprepared for the challenges of their new roles. Difficult conversations were not happening, and if they did, they did not go well. Lack of accountability had our managers and supervisors working harder than ever. They needed help!

Last summer we partnered with the Employer’s Association and put together the Cutting Edge Supervisory Skills Academy, a 14 week program, to provide much needed coaching on the skills necessary to be an effective leader and get everyone singing from the same hymnal. In it we covered, Leadership, Communication, Change Management, Conflict Resolution, Compliance, Team Building, Problem Solving and a host of other relevant topics. Upon completion we found our supervisors and manages were more comfortable in their roles and were much more consistent in their management styles.

Dave Tippet, our instructor, fostered participation to bring out real life examples which we used in our discussions to practice developing solutions. Dave kept a fast but appropriate pace and interjected exercises to reinforce the topics.

I would highly recommend the Employer’s Association and this training to any organization the values promoting from within and needs to develop strong capable leaders.

– Brian Gribble, Chief Financial Officer, Cutting Edge Countertops

GenoaBank has proudly partnered with the Employer’s Association for over 10 years! One of most beneficial services that the EA offers that we have been privileged to take part in is their On-Site Training Services. The EA offers an extensive array of learning topics, and the best part is if there is a topic you want covered that is not listed, they can create a customized training for just about any topic you need! Each training session we’ve participated in has been very informative, interactive, and every employee leaves the training with useful information and tips on how to be more success in their everyday job. On-Site Trainer, Dave Tippett, is very energetic and does an excellent job keeping his audience engaged throughout the entire training. I would highly recommend the EA’s On-Site Training services to any employer!

– Rachel Paule, PHR, AVP, Human Resource Manager, Genoa Bank

StyleCrest has developed a great partnership with The EA over the years. They are dedicated to listening to our training needs and provide a creative approach to our training!

– Kerri Pollock, Human Resources Leader, Style Crest


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When you need help answering the tough questions or tackling time-consuming projects, The Employers’ Association (EA) has you covered. Our experts in Human Resource Solutions, Professional Training and Wellness Consulting can meet your needs today. The EA was formed more than 60 years ago, by local companies for local companies, to address common workplace needs. We’re still doing it today. From two-person companies to corporations with thousands of employees, our member organizations come in all different sizes and represent a broad spectrum of industries including manufacturing, engineering, agriculture, automotive, community service agencies, municipal and county governments, educational institutions, and more. More than 700 organizations are members of the EA. We’re humbled to say that many of them have been with us for more than 20 years.

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