ITHACA, N.Y. — Register now for your spot in the next course in the Supervisory Leadership certificate program. Materials release this week and the first virtual class discussion is next week!
Learn how to develop clear expectations and standard operating procedures, delegate effectively, and diagnose and correct performance problems.
Organizing Work for High Quality Results is a six-week online course that is part of a new Agricultural Workforce Development Agricultural Supervisory Leadership certificate program. Materials release June 18. Virtual meetings are held weekly on Thursday’s from 12:30 to 1:30 PM EDT, beginning June 24.
Organizing Work for High Quality Results helps new and experienced managers learn how to develop clear expectations and standard operating procedures, delegate effectively, and diagnose and correct performance problems.
Supervisors are critical to the success of farm businesses. They have a major impact both on employees’ daily work experiences and on the production performance of the business. The Agricultural Supervisory Leadership certificate helps farm supervisors and managers develop skills and apply human resource management practices to create rewarding workplaces and drive business results, like more engaged employees and less turnover. The six courses within the certificate program, which can be taken in any order, offer extensive practice and engagement activities to build confidence and skill sets.
Who should attend?
Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development leadership courses are appropriate for both new and experienced farm supervisors and managers, and those preparing to become supervisors. All participants will learn leadership concepts and practice skills that will improve their ability to build a positive workplace and get results through leading others.
Course instructors include:
- Richard Stup, Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development Specialist
- Elizabeth Higgins, Ag Business Management/Production Economics Extension Specialist, Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture team
- Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy Specialist
- Bob Milligan, Cornell University Professor Emeritus
- Thomas Maloney, Senior Extension Associate, Retired
Direct questions to Rachel McCarthy, Agricultural Supervisory Leadership Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Course materials release June 18, 2021 and the first class meets June 24, 2021.
$275.00 per person
Upcoming courses in the Agricultural Supervisory Leadership certificate program include:
- Managing Performance: Understand motivation. Harness the power of performance feedback and coaching. Build clear and effective workplace communications, including leading team meetings. Set safety expectations. Conduct effective performance reviews.
- Ethics and Employment Regulations for Supervisors: Implement responsible and ethical labor practices and understand why this matters for agriculture. Recognize and prevent sexual harassment. Understand and follow minimum wage and overtime laws. Implement Equal Employment Opportunity laws to prevent discrimination and harassment. Handle employee discipline and termination.
- Becoming an Effective Trainer: Identify training needs. Understand learning styles. Design and plan learning experiences that accommodate learner needs. Develop effective training skills and techniques. Evaluate learning results and training effectiveness.
- Staffing and Organizing Your Team: Develop job descriptions. Learn how to find potential employees, interview and select the right people. Implement new hire documentation, employment authorization, and onboarding: bringing new employees into the business successfully and productively.
Organizing Work for High Quality Results is a six-week course offered online using the web-based platform, Moodle. From the comfort of your home or office, watch prerecorded presentations on your own schedule, and engage with classmates and instructors during weekly, live discussion sessions. Corresponding assignments are due each week. To get the most out of the experience, expect to spend approximately two hours per week on lessons and assignments. Unique email addresses are required for each participant.
Transitioning to Supervisor
Participants in Transitioning to Supervisor, the first course in the Agricultural Supervisory Leadership program, highly recommend the program and say:
“All modules had great value. It got me to rethink some things. The elements fit together pretty well, building upon each other. The breakout rooms were good. I liked the variety of learning. I found the country differences extremely valuable to better understand our multicultural workforce. Communication lessons gave perspective on different ways to communicate effectively with your team. The lesson with power distances was helpful to teach different ways people of other countries view topics. I really enjoyed the videos during the course and being able to ask questions to instructors and getting a quick response. The self-evaluation to find out what kind of a supervisor you are was helpful.”
–Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development