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In January 2021, 18 first-line supervisors from five employers attended the first cohort of a leadership training program customized for the agribusiness industry. We received overwhelmingly positive feedback on this program offered in partnership with Right Management. Registration is now open for the next session!


The 12-hour Management Foundations series focuses on building the capabilities required of effective managers. Topics will be discussed from the perspective of experienced managers. Activities and discussions will focus on how to apply the skills in real-world situations, practice with current examples, and receive feedback and coaching.


Each manager will leave with an individual action plan for applying skills developed throughout training.  

Topics covered will include: ​

  • ​Creating a Positive Team Culture. 

  • Communication Skills for Managers. 

  • Transforming Conflict to Collaboration. 

  • Feedback and Coaching in the Digital Economy. 

  • Problem Solving for Managers.​ 


The program will be provided in two sessions: 

  • In-person session: May 11, 2022, from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. with a break for lunch from 12-12:30 p.m. Lunch is not provided. 

  • Virtual session: May 25, 2022, from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • Registration deadline is March 23.* 

  • Program fee is $1,165 per person.  

  • The tentative location for the in-person session is:

Kent/MSU Grand Ideas Garden

775 Ball Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Grant funding to reimburse your organization for the cost of this training may be available through a Going PRO Talent Fund Industry Led Collaborative (ILC). To participate in the ILC request, contact Karrie Brown at

Please note: Payment is required at the time of registration. Please contact Nicholas Boileau from Right Management Great Lakes by email or phone (248) 948-6305 to process your credit card payment. There is a non-refundable $35 credit card processing and administration fee for all registrations.


*Right Management Great Lakes will cancel this class if fewer than 10 participants register, and participants will receive full refunds (minus credit card processing fees). If payment is not received by the registration deadline of Wednesday, March 23, 2022, your registration will be canceled. After March 23, 2022, if 10 or more participants enroll, the substitution of employee registered will be permitted, but no refunds will be issued for cancellation by the employer. 

Register now

Advanced Management Foundations

Advanced Management Foundations 2022 cohorts will be offered September 21, 2022. This 8-hour in-person training will cover: 

  • Communicating your best.

  • Managing change. 

  • Accelerating team performance. 

  • ​Update development plan and discuss accountability for success as a manager. 

Note: Program fee of $800 per person. 


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