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Managing Seasonal Employees class is Oct. 27 at MSU

October 14, 2010

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Montana State University has added a one-day course on managing seasonal employees to its line-up of fall leadership courses. The course is offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27.

"Most supervisor courses concentrate on how to develop long-term relationships," said Paul Bentley, instructor for "Managing Seasonal Employees." "But many Montana businesses rely on temporary employees, from construction to tourism to agriculture to retail. We'll help those supervisors learn how to enhance productivity and job satisfaction among employees whose commitment is only short-term."

Bentley is director of MSU Extended University's Leadership Program. He has more than 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.

Bentley also teaches MSU's popular two-day "Supervisor Boot Camp" on Oct. 19 and 20, and "Maximizing the Leader Within," which runs on Monday evenings beginning Oct. 25.

"Supervisor Boot Camp" and "Managing Seasonal Employees" take place at the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center, which co-sponsors the courses. MMEC is located at 2310 University Way, behind the Museum of the Rockies, south of Bobcat Football Stadium. "Maximizing the Leader Within" takes place on the MSU campus.

Optional MSU continuing education units are available for all courses. Enrollment is limited and early registration is encouraged.

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,