Talent Development Courses

Recruit, develop, and retain a highly skilled workforce with Mid-State's talent development courses. Choose from our at your own pace, real-time delivery, and brown-bag lunch series options below.

Real-Time Delivery

Introduction to Supply Chain Management

We lose 40 percent of our labor dollars—direct and indirect—because our employees don’t know or don’t follow their supply chain strategy.

Supply chain strategy and management is more than just buying, making, and shipping. It is the integrated effort to have the right product, for the right customer, at the right quantity, at the right price, at the right time, in the right place, and in the right condition.

This Introduction to Supply Chain Management will focus on supply chain strategy, alignment, and processes, including: Supply chain reliability, batches and frequencies to sell or produce, desired speed and quality within and across the supply chain, sales and operations planning decisions,
external collaboration, and KPI’s (key performance indicators).

Put these practical new skills to work immediately!

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Create your supply chain strategy
  • Align your daily work in support of your organizational and supply chain strategy
  • Construct a consistent set of supply chain decisions
  • Make good decisions when faced with the inevitable trade-offs in the supply chain
  • Know the process framework to follow in making aligned and supportive decisions as well as leading collaborative efforts
  • Confidently take the APICS CPIM certification exam*

Cost: $1,990/student (includes all course materials)
Virtual Delivery • Tuesdays, September 15 – November 17, 2020

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. • Class #: 66312


Chuck Nemer
Chuck Nemer has 42 years’ experience in supply chain management. He has served for 10 years as a subject matter expert for the APICS CPIM certification participant guides and is part of a group of eight experts who wrote the certification training content. His work with the Fresh Connection Supply Simulator provides students with examples of how decisions impact the bottom line.

Professional Skills for Success

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the economy and the state of the current workforce. As many businesses have been forced to lay off workers during these times, others continue to hire new workers or train workers to move into different positions. This course will provide your employees with the opportunity to improve their interpersonal interactions, accountability, and professionalism in the workplace.

This course has been crafted to cover the 12 most requested trainings in soft skills over 10 weeks. With this course, participants will recognize the value of personal accountability and professionalism needed to succeed at any level of the organization. This course will cover:

  • Module 1 – Communicating Clearly
  • Module 2 – Effectively Listening
  • Module 3 – Emotional Intelligence
  • Module 4 – Demonstrating a Positive Attitude
  • Module 5 – Conflict Management
  • Module 6 – Customer Service: Handling Difficult Customers
  • Module 7 – Critical Thinking / Problem Solving
  • Module 8 – Adapting to Change
  • Module 9 – Time Management
  • Module 10 – Teamwork & Integrity

Dates and Times

Due to the current state of the pandemic, this course is being offered virtually through Mid-State’s Blackboard learning management system. Participants will need to attend class at the designated time by logging in with a computer, tablet, or phone. (Camera and microphone access will be required.)

Thursdays, September 17 – November 19 • 9:00 a.m. – Noon
Course Fee: $350/participant
Includes instruction and course materials.

Registration coming soon.

At Your Own Pace

We would invite you to try a new asynchronous course. We are currently offering three self-paced courses that you may try for free: Cyber Security Basics, High Performance Remote Teams, and Stress Management. For additional online offerings, please check out UGotClass.

Cyber Security Basics

Every organization is responsible for ensuring cybersecurity. The ability to protect its information systems from impairment or even theft is essential to success. Implementing effective security measures will not only offer liability protection; it will also increase efficiency and productivity.

With our “Cybersecurity” workshop, your participants will discover the fundamentals of cybersecurity as well as the methods that should be implemented to make sure their computer systems are protected.

High Performance Teams – Remote Workforce

High Performance Teams - Remote Workforce are organizations, teams or groups working in a virtual environment that are focused on achieving the same goals. Bringing team members together through a virtual environment can be a challenge task. This workshop identifies these challenges and helps your participants push through to success.

With our High Performance Teams - Remote Workforce workshop, your participants will begin to see how important it is to develop a core set of high performance skills, while working remotely. By knowing and managing the way people interact in a remote environment, you will be setting up your high performance teams to accomplish any task.

Stress Management

Positive and negative stress is a constant influence on all of our lives. The trick is to maximize the positive stress and to minimize the negative stress. Your participants will be shown how stress can be positive and negative, and we’ll look at the Triple A approach that will form the basis of this workshop.

The Stress Management workshop will give participants a three-option method for addressing any stressful situation, as well as a toolbox of personal skills, including using routines, relaxation techniques, and a stress log system. They will also understand what lifestyle elements they can change to reduce stress.

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Brown-Bag Lunch Series

Supply Chain Management Webinar

This webinar will provide an overview of the basics of supply chain management and preview an upcoming fall course.

This webinar will cover:

  • Supply chain defined
  • Why you should care, what it's costing you, what are you missing
  • Simulation of supply chain management decisions

Includes time for questions and follow-ups.

Available on two different dates! Both dates run from noon - 1:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday, August 11
  • Tuesday, August 18

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