Training Series

The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama is pleased to offer a range of training suitable for your business, no matter your needs.

Our in-class sessions offer hands-on seminars in a traditional classroom setting led by experts in their field, while our interactive, instructor-led online Ed2Go courses allow you to set your own schedule and train at your convenience.

View both classroom and online training classes below.

Supervision Part I - Essential Skills

June 3, 2020
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Chamber of Commerce
Cost: $122 per Chamber member; $129 per non-member

Workshop Overview:

Truly, times have changed for those who lead others, yet the solutions in dealing with such changes can be found in the fundamental principles of basic supervision – the roles, skills and functions required of supervisor. This workshop is designed to help individuals build competencies in basic supervision practices. It works to define supervision, explains the competencies required of supervisors, and describes the supervisor’s position from an operational perspective.

What You Will Learn:

  • Define supervision, describe types of supervisors, and explain the supervisor’s position
  • Discuss supervisory activities, roles, and competencies
  • Focus on and describe supervisors in their roles of planning, directing, controlling, decision-making, communicating, motivating, staffing, budgeting and evaluating performance of the workforce
  • Develop a comprehensive skill set as to modern day supervision of others

 Workshop Outline:

  • The Changing Role of Supervision
  • Plotting the Future: Planning
  • Translating Plans into Actions: Organizing
  • Implementing Plans: Directing
  • Tracking Plans with Actions: Controlling
  • Managing the Critical Intangibles: Decision-Making, Problem-Solving, and Creativity
  • Helping People Understand: Communicating
  • Encouraging Results: Motivating People
  • Building Human Resources: Staffing
  • Managing Finance and Resources: Budgeting
  • Tracking the Results of Human Efforts: Evaluating

Unique Workshop Offerings:  An overview and in-depth discussion of supervisory techniques for facing modern-day organizational challenges and leading a diverse workforce.

Workshop Lead:  Dr. Robert K. Prescott, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Supervision Part II - Modern Day Challenges

June 24, 2020
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Chamber of Commerce
Cost: $122 per Chamber member; $129 per non-member

Workshop Overview: 

Possessing a capable skill-set is only half of the potential solution. Modern day supervisors must execute relentlessly in producing results for their respective organizations. This workshop moves beyond the attainment of up-to-date supervisory skills to applying such skills while facing the daunting organizational challenges of the 21st century. It provides an overview of today’s organizations, issues affecting organizations, and ways that modern supervisors in organizations are responding strategically. This workshop also focuses on emerging new directions for supervision, the future of supervision, and ways to prepare for and act in the future.

What You Will Learn

  • Describe today’s organizations, issues affecting organizations, and ways to respond
  • Define supervision, describe types of supervisors, and explain the supervisor’s position
  • Review supervisory activities, roles, and competencies
  • Discuss the importance of human relations and team cohesiveness
  • Focus on the use of critical and creative thinking in problem solving
  • Describe ethical dilemmas facing supervisory leaders
  • Describe the challenge of supervisory leadership in introducing and applying new technology
  • Discuss emerging directions in supervision

Workshop Outline

  • Modern Day Supervision
  • Exerting Positive Influence and Leading People
  • The Emerging Role of Facilitator: Working with Groups and Teams
  • Employment Engagement
  • Managing the Critical Process of Problem Solving with Creativity
  • Helping People Work Together: Human Relations
  • Taking Responsibility: Organizational Ethics
  • Planning for Change: Technology and Modern Work Requirements
  • Preparing for the Future: Supervision Tomorrow

Unique Workshop Offerings:  A future-focused and strategic view of the challenge for modern day supervisors

Workshop Lead:  Dr. Robert K. Prescott, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

2020 OSHA 10: General Industry Training - Fall

Date: August 3, 2020 - August 4, 2020

Event Description:

The OSHA Outreach Training Program is OSHA's primary way to train workers in the basics of occupational safety and health. The OSHA General Industry Outreach Training Programs were developed by the OSHA Training Institute with the intent to assist employers in training and introducing employees to the basic practices of identifying, reducing, eliminating and reporting hazards associated with their work.

The OSHA 10-Hour training for the General Industry course includes several topics related to general industry work such as Personal Protective Equipment, Flammable and Combustible Liquids, Machine Guarding, Lockout Tagout Procedures, safety engagement programs and more.

Open to all Industries:

Safety committee members, supervisors, managers, Human Resources, Risk Management, frontline employees & maintenance personnel will benefit.

Training Schedule:

Day 1: 8:00am till 5:00pm (12:00 noon till 1:00pm - Lunch, on your own)

Day 2: 8:00am till 11:30am - Dismissed

*Students will receive an OSHA Training Certificate and a Department of Labor OSHA Training Card upon completion of the course.

2020 OSHA 30: General Industry Outreach Training

Date: September 14, 2020 - September 17, 2020

Event Description:

Prerequisite: OSHA 10

The OSHA 30-hour General Industry Outreach Training course is a comprehensive safety program designed for anyone involved in general industry, manufacturing, warehousing, production, transportation industries. Specifically devised for safety directors, managers, safety committee, Human Resource, foremen, and field supervisors; the program provides complete information on OSHA compliance issues that compliment the OSHA 10 General Industry Training course completion. The course will go further into the 1910 standards, inspections, OSHA Record Keeping, training & classroom presentations (individual and team presentations).

Upon completion of the 4-day course, the student will receive a OSHA certificate and Wallet Card.

Workshop Lead: David O'Boyle, MS, CSP, OSHA Authorized Instructor

Carolyn Tubbs
Director of Education Programs
(205) 391-0556 |