Improving Workplace Communication

You’ve heard about VMEC’s many training opportunities in the manufacturing sector. You know what has to be done and you have a basic plan to follow. But what about the “how”? How will you and your employees work together to make the changes necessary a reality? For your business to be successful, you need clear and respectful interpersonal communication. At VMEC, we have responded to the requests from our clients for more soft skills training, understanding that a good process works best in a culture that values its people. Improving Workplace Communication is a one-day workshop that teaches simple skills to increase your competence with this essential element for workplace success.

This hands-on interactive training explores communication styles, perception checking and workplace defensiveness. Your full participation is key to your success and ability to have fun is crucial. Instructor Leslie Schreiber of Schreiber Training, formerly All Aboard, Inc., will deliver this as a public workshop but it may also be delivered on-site at a private location upon request. Contact VMEC Marketing and Training Manager Robynn Albert at [email protected] for more details. NOTE:  A knowledge or familiarity with Lean concepts is not necessary nor a pre-requisite for taking this workshop. Who Should Attend – This workshop is geared to everyone and anyone in your organization – shop floor, customer service, front line, sales, managers from bottom to top, presidents and CEOs.

Leslie Schreiber, Masters in Experiential Education, has owned her own small business since 2002, providing interpersonal communication skills training, group development workshops, and Six Thinking Hats training. Leslie brings a unique perspective and experience to her teaching having spent the past 11 years in high adventure, experiential learning environments with organizations such as Outward Bound. For her, hands on learning is the best way to keep participants engaged and trying new skills. Locally, Leslie has worked with employees and managers of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Gardener’s Supply, Eastern Mountain Sports, the American Red Cross, the Vermont Law School, the University of Vermont (UVM) Medical School, Middlebury College, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, Vermont Department of Education and the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce.

She has also taught courses for UVM, Johnson State College, and Community College of Vermont (CCV). She has been a guest speaker at St. Michael’s College and Champlain College. Nationally, she has worked with employees and managers of IBM, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Blackstone, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Avery Dennison, Quest Diagnostics, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, State Street Boston Corporation, WP Carey, Kraft Foods, and Harvard Business School. Leslie was recognized by Vermont Business Magazine as a 2011 Rising Star.