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Supervisor Boot Camp scheduled at MSU March 3 & 4

January 29, 2010

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A two-day workshop at Montana State University March 3 and 4 can help supervisors increase productivity while avoiding employee dissatisfaction.

"Supervisor Boot Camp" runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days. Sponsored by MSU Extended University and the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center, the workshop will cover effective techniques for supervisors, including time and stress management; methods for inspiring and coaching employees; identifying and maximizing your personal leadership style; and guiding a team to greater independence and productivity.

"During this tight economy, supervisors are often pressured to increase team effectiveness without increasing resources while their employees are expected to do more with less," said Paul Bentley, instructor and a member of Extended University's Leadership Program. "It's a combination that can lead to burnout, alienation and a demoralized and unproductive staff."

Bentley said the workshop is appropriate for everyone from new supervisors to business owners to experienced personnel managers.

Bentley has 20 years of leadership experience in private industry, government and non-profit agencies, including serving as global training manager for Micron CMS and as a leadership instructor at Boise State University.

The workshop takes place at MMEC, which is located at 2310 University Way, behind the Museum of the Rockies, south of Bobcat Football Stadium. Tuition is $174, and continuing education units (CEU's) are available from MSU.

For more information or to register, visit or call (406) 994-6683. To learn about upcoming leadership classes from Extended University, follow MSUExtendedU on Twitter.

Paul Bentley, (406) 994-6683,