Workshops for Supervisors and Managers
A few of our more commonly requested workshops for supervisors and managers include:
+ New Supervisor Orientation: Making the Transition
+ Understanding and Leading Teams
+ Performance Management Essentials
+ Translating Vision into Action
+ Planning, Decision-Making, and Problem-Solving for Leaders
+ Compliance in the Workplace
+ Leading for Safety
+ Leading for Quality Customer Service
+ From Supervisor to Manager: Leading the Leaders
Each of Peregrine’s facilitators for the supervisor and manager workshops has practical experience and expertise in supervision and management. Each of us has been a supervisor and manager and know very well the challenges, responsibilities, and opportunities associated with leading teams. Get to know some of our educators below.
Olin O. Oedekoven, Ph.D.
Dr. Olin O. Oedekoven has been creating and leading effective teams at all organizational levels from first-line leader through strategic leadership for nearly 30 years. He understands the unique value of a team and how the dynamics of a team shape team performance.
Olin graduated from South Dakota State University with both a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences and a B.S. in General Biology. Olin then attended the University of Wyoming, where he received an M.S. in Wildlife Management. He received an M.B.A. from Northcentral University. At the Army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army War College, Olin received an M.S.S. in Strategic Management and Leadership. Olin then returned to Northcentral University, where he received a Ph.D. in Business Administration with dual concentrations in Business Management and Public Administration. Shortly after that, he completed a post-doctoral teaching specialization in Human Resource Management.
His military experience includes senior staff, battalion command, and brigade command assignments. As Brigadier General of the Wyoming Army National Guard, he commanded over 1,900 full-time and part-time soldiers. Olin retired from the National Guard in 2011.
Deborah K. Robbins, M.P.A., SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Deborah has over 25 years of experience at several organizational levels, from the first-line employee to senior leader. She has worked in the public sector, private sector, and non-profit organizations.
Her background covers a broad spectrum of disciplines, including benefits design and administration, compensation administration, succession planning, leadership development, and EEO and Affirmative Action plan development. Deborah also has extensive experience in organizational development, individual development, conflict resolution, change management, handbook design, recruiting and retention, internal investigations, and safety. Deborah has been a leader and taught leadership for more than ten years.
Deborah holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Wyoming. She is a graduate of the CDR Associates as a Mediator and holds the SHRM designation of Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
Matthew Ramey, M.B.A
Matthew Ramey has over 30 years of experience in both the private and public sectors. His experiences are diverse and range from construction and technology to higher education. Matthew has held positions at all levels of leadership including technician, faculty, first-line supervisor, and senior leadership.
Matthew holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and a Master of Business Administration from Franklin University. He is currently in the process of completing a Doctorate in Educational Leadership through the University of Wyoming.
P.J. Burns has spent most of her career marketing and advocating for small businesses and not for profit organizations. Her experience in event and project management makes her a valued member of the Peregrine team. She heartily believes in giving back to the community and volunteers for several not-for-profit organizations in Gillette.
She holds her Bachelor of Science in Sociology. P.J. is a graduate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organizational Management.
Robin has over 30 years of leadership experience in the private sector at all organizational levels and broad experience in training, developing, and leading multi-functional work teams and continuous improvement initiatives. Robin has been involved in many aspects of the coal mining industry, from environmental compliance to engineering supervisor and business process improvement manager.
For several years she led the continuous improvement program for several Western coal mines, including process management, leadership development, team building and teamwork, cost control, and quality assurance initiatives. She also worked as an environmental consultant for the State of Wyoming Air Quality Division. Robin led a team to develop an air quality baseline for NE Wyoming.
Robin holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology and is a registered Professional Geologist in the State of Wyoming. She is a graduate of various leadership development programs, including Zenger Miller Front Line Leadership Training, Manager Development Leadership Training, Competency-Based Interviewing Training, and Development Dimensions International Facilitator Training.
Results & Benefits
Here are a few specific ROI examples based on post-course audits with client that used our leadership development services for their supervisors and managers include:
+ Manager took more time to try helping a problem employee through clear expectations and accountability. It worked, and now that employee is a safer employee.
+ Supervisor incorporated the 8 Universal Laws of Leadership while implementing the behavior-based safety program.
+ Supervisor has recognized the importance of workplace standards and is working to enforce those standards fairly and consistently.
+ Manager learned not to pre-judge a new worker with a history of problems.
+ Supervisor is working harder to keep his manager and team informed with more regular communications and better e-mail use.
+ Manager started “special” toolbox meetings for new and unusual projects.
+ Supervisor is practicing “listening for ideas” from the employees.
+ Supervisor practices “declaring your expectations” with his team.
+ Workshop gave the manager confidence that she was on the right track.
+ Safety—continuing to reinforce safety programs in place and instituting rewards for safe operations.
Learn more about the impact we have on organizations of all types around the world!