During the Salt Lake Chamber’s 108th Annual Meeting, Chamber President Lane Beattie announced the opening of Salt Lake Chamber University, a professional development program dedicated to helping businesses train new managers while saving valuable time and money.
“Utah businesses benefit from good workers with the potential to be great and great workers with the potential to help in ways that may not have been considered,” said Beattie. “Salt Lake Chamber University is designed to help make the best employees even better.
Salt Lake Chamber University is an on-line, video-based professional development program designed to enhance participants’ skills. Through this program, employees can learn from experts from across the nation and from the top business leaders including members of the Chamber Board of Governors.
The courses are designed to benefit supervisors and managers with less than one year of experience as well as experienced supervisors with little or no formal supervisory training. Businesses should also consider enrolling employees they feel have potential to eventually serve as supervisors.
Numerous Chamber members have expressed desire for a program that would save them the time and resources required to train new supervisors in-house. Salt Lake Chamber University is simple. After registering, students login from any computer and watch the ten video sessions in a series. The interactive application allows you to watch the video, take notes, chat with other students and provides supplemental materials. Video codes within the videos ensure the participant is actively participating.
The first professional development series offered through Salt Lake Chamber University is “Training for New Managers and Supervisors.” Sessions include:
- Mechanics of Being a Manager
- Communication Techniques
- Motivating Staff and Volunteers
- Managing Conflict and Crisis
- Life Balance
- Fundamentals of hiring, evaluating, and firing; Managing Difficult Employees
- Managing Difficult Employees
- Building a highly motivated team
- Transitioning from Worker to Supervisor
To fully understand the value of Salt Lake Chamber University, compare the tuition price of $750 for members and $1,000 for non-members with national training programs that run $1,995 for just 20 hours of instruction, a fraction of what is offered by Salt Lake Chamber University. Not only is this program available at a much lower in price, Salt Lake Chamber University is available locally and online instead of having to travel for three days to one of a handful of U.S. cities.
“Just as we are committed to providing a world-class workforce of the future, we are dedicated to enhancing the workforce of today,” said Beattie. “Salt Lake Chamber University is affordable, easy and effective.”
Salt Lake Chamber University officially launches February 16th. You can register online at slchamber.com/university. Early bird registration specials are available through February 7th, offering savings of $150. Additional discounts are available for small businesses and non-profit organizations.