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July 26, 2012

Cowley College recently provided training for Meadwestvaco Calmar Inc.


Cowley College provided Supervisory Training sessions for Meadwestvaco Calmar Inc. during the months of June and July.

Nine training modules were developed specifically for the Calmar organization based upon conversations with MWV Calmar managers and supervisors. The training session included:  Leadership and Human Resource Management; Employment Law and Legal Responsibility; Team Building for Leadership Change; Project and Time Management; Communication Skills – Written and Verbal; Decision Making Skills; Conflict Resolution; Professional Ethics; and Feedback. The training lasted nine weeks and sessions were two hours in length. 

To ensure the success of this training initiative, Cowley College worked with MWV Calmar to make sure the Supervisory Training not be a stand-alone initiative. Scenarios and hands-on assignments were part of the training modules. The training encouraged employees to bring back examples of concerns and issues that arise on the job. Employees were asked to provide examples of how they have implemented the training into the workplace environment. 

Jason Cole, adjunct instructor for Cowley College, provided the training. Cole has a Master of Science degree in Business Education from Emporia State University. He has extended experience and qualifications as a trainer and public educator. 

“It has been a great experience to work cooperatively with the college and MWV Calmar,” Cole said. “By working together, we have had the ability to use Calmar’s existing culture to leverage a positive learning environment for the supervisors. Our ultimate goal is to make sure that this is a positive, effective, learning experience for everyone involved; the college included.”