First Line Supervisory Development

Join the FIA as we present this three-day seminar that will focus on the continuing development of of your organizations first line supervisors by enhancing their skills in the following areas:

      Leadership & Relationship Building
      Effective Communication
      Use of Interpersonal Problem-Solving Tools
      Coaching for Performance Improvement 
      Personal Development & Self-Actualization
      And Much More

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October 20-22, 2015 


  Residence Inn by Marriott
527 Prospect Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115

(P) 216.443.9043


Rod Allwood - With over 30 years of experience in professional management, education, and training, Rod has a diversified background making him well qualified and trusted individual in leadership training.  In 1993, Rod formed Allwood & Associates, Inc., specializing in the creation, development and facilitation of custom-designed seminars, self-instructor courses, online programs, corporate univeristy curricula, and DVD"s.  Allwood & Associates supervisory training focuses on commonly accepted best practices, high-energy classroom activities/interactions, and concepts able to be immediately utilized in the work place.

Rod holds a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Arts in Education from The Ohio State University.

Who Should Attend:

The First Line Supervisor is the bridge between the line staff and management.  The First Line Supervisor is the person who communicates with both of these groups on a continuous basis.  It is the First Line Supervisor who is first able to sense the morale of the line staff, find a policy or procedure that is not working as written, improve incorrect staffing patterns, or to observe changes in the make-up of the offenders, etc.

It is important for management to understand that their First Line Supervisors are "The Spark in the Engine" that keeps the company performing at its highest level.  Management should do everything possible to :
  • Keep the First Line Supervisors up-to-date with changes in company policy
  • Keep their training current
  • Ask for feedback on new or amended policies, procedures, and/or other major changes
  • Listen to their concerns and respond to them
  • Meet with them often


Member $950.00
Non-Member $1250.00

Your fees include seminar material and certificate (upon completion of seminar), continental breakfast for all three days, lunch for all three days, and a hosted reception on the evening of October 20, 2015.

      *Attendees are responsible for their own dinners* 


The Residence Inn by Marriott is $145.00 plus tax (currently 15.5%) per night, for single or double occupancy.  Participants are expected to make their own hotel reservations.  Call the hotel at 216.443.9043 before Monday, September 21, 2015 and mention Forging Industry Association to get the discounted rate. Participants will pay hotel room charge direct upon departure. Major credit cards and travel's check are accepted.




A full refund will be given to any cancellation before Monday, September 21, 2015, no refunds thereafter. Substitutes are allowed with prior notification given to FIA.

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If you have any questions or concerns about this event, please contact Theresa Ferry: or 216.781.6260
10/20/2015 7:30 AM - 10/22/2015 5:00 PM
Residence Inn by Marriott
527 Prospect Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
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