No Better Investment

The Weekly Report – February 6, 2023
Abbey Hellickson’s next in-person manufacturing workshop, “Investing in Your People to Create Leaders at All Levels” will help companies develop the talent they need to drive future growth.

For manufacturing companies of all types, sizes and locations, there’s one investment that will improve outcomes across the organization: developing leaders at every level of the company. In her next manufacturing workshop, business growth consultant Abbey Hellickson will walk participants through the key steps to growing that in-house talent.

“Great leaders and emerging leaders can continue to build and strengthen their leadership skills,” Hellickson says. “Giving them the next level of direction will help them maximize the results of the employees they lead.”

Abbey will guide companies as they determine their leadership needs – now and for future growth – and help participants envision leadership development plans to fit their organizations.

Among the critical topics Abbey will cover is the transition from employee to supervisor. “When we level up in that first transition, we think about this as our buddy to boss transition. So now the worker is responsible to still do work, but is also responsible for a team of other people,” she says.

Employers have to think about how to develop the skills necessary for these new leaders. “These can include coaching others on technical skills, time management and assigning jobs and tasks, but also accountability,” Abbey says.

Accountability is one of the hardest skill sets for these new leaders, Abbey explains. “It’s kind of scary, and maybe that new leader is holding someone accountable that they were friends with yesterday,” she says, noting that they must have the skill sets to have accountability conversations, set clear expectations, and then follow up. “Those are things we really want to think about for these new leaders.”


Abbey draws on years of experience in talent and leadership development, and always makes her presentations relevant to the most pressing issues facing manufacturers. Now is the perfect time to think about the skill sets of your leaders and investing in their development to support your organization in future growth.

The in-person workshop will take place at Century College in White Bear Lake on Thursday, February 23 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Participants will leave the workshop knowing how to:

  • Identify why leadership development is critical in today’s environment
  • Discuss emerging leadership traits – what’s needed now
  • Determine the leadership competencies that are key to your organization’s success now and in the future, and
  • Establish leadership development plans that fit your organization

Who should attend:
Any manufacturer that wants to learn about effective strategies for developing leaders at all levels of your organization.

Registration is exclusive to manufacturers. If you have any questions please contact us at [email protected].

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