LTC To Offer Leadership Development Seminars




Lakeshore Technical College is offering a series of professional development seminars beginning this February. Participants can choose to register for all seminars in the series or register a la carte.  

This six part Leadership Development series is designed to develop the leadership skills of the informal leader in every organization. Participants will gain the confidence and skills to take charge of their work area, lead their coworkers, and collaborate on new peer leadership approaches with the ability to apply those new skills in their workplace.

The first seminar in the series is "Essentials of Leadership".  This seminar will be held on Friday, February 27 from 8am - noon and will cover the importance for leaders to have soft skills and how to obtain the soft skills required of leaders in organizations.  The class number is 23546. 

The second seminar being offered is "Conflict Resolution".  This seminar will be held on Friday, March 13 from 8am - noon and will teach participants how to handle conflict so that they can lead their team to success rather than catastrophe by dealing with conflict in a relationship building process.  The class number is 23547.

The third seminar in the series is "Working as a High Performing Team" and will be held on Friday, March 27 from 8am-noon.  In this seminar, learners will be presented with both the benefits and challenges of implementing High Performing Teams.  Team dynamics and norms will be a focus of discussion across a broad spectrum of organizational structures.  The class number is 23548.

The fourth seminar being offered is "Critical Thinking and Problem Solving" and will be held on Friday, April 3 from 8am-noon.  Participants will learn how to deal with change positively and that those who can deal with change in a proactive and positive manner will make a difference and succeed.  The class number is 23549.

The fifth seminar in the series is "The Peer Leader" and will be held on Friday, April 17 from 8am - noon.  In this seminar, participants will learn the importance of leaders in both formal and informal roles and their impact on the organization.  The class number is 23550.

The final seminar in the series is "Behavior Based Safety" and will be held on Friday, May 1 from 8am - noon.  This course will teach participants behavioral-based safety, which recognizes unsafe or at-risk behaviors as a frequent cause of both minor and serious injuries. Proven statistics have shown human behavior is the leading cause of all incidents. Behavioral-Based Safety teaches the techniques that lead to a reduction in accidents using both the OSHA standards and the strategies of behavioral-based safety, focusing on what people do, analyzes why they do it, and then applying intervention strategies to reduce the frequency of behavior related incidents.  The class number is 23551.

The instructors for the series of seminars will be Doug Hamm, LTC Human Resource Administration Instructor and Ben Nickel, LTC Safety and Rescue Instructor.

Doug Hamm has a significant background in production and operations management including over 15 years of plant management experience in the automotive and building products industries. His area of expertise is continuous improvement and human resource management and motivation. He holds a PHR credential along with his certification as a Six Sigma Green Belt and DDI (Development Dimensions International) Facilitator. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and History and has his Master's degree in Business Administration. 

Ben Nickel has over 8 years of experience in safety management, safety consultation and instruction in both private and public sectors.   Ben is certified as an OSHA 10 and 30 hour general industry instructor and also specializes in safety management, safety program development, and accident prevention/investigation and safety team formation.  Ben holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point in Health Promotion and Wellness, with a minor in Safety and Health Protection. 

All seminars in the series take place on the Cleveland campus in the Wells Fargo Conference Room. The first five seminars are HR Certification approved for 3.75 credit hours.  The cost for each seminar is $125.  To register by phone with credit card, call 1.888.GO TO LTC (1.888.468.6582) Ext. 1366. For questions or detailed information, visit or call Ruth at 920.693.1167, or e-mail at

About Lakeshore Technical College

Each year more than 10,000 people enroll in courses at Lakeshore Technical College. They rely on LTC for job preparation, to earn a degree, upgrade a specialized skill, train as an apprentice, or seek a high school equivalency. LTC faculty and staff meet students where they are in life and help them get one step closer to achieving their goals.

LTC is a nationally recognized technical college. The college was ranked the #2 two-year college in the nation for adult learners by Washington Monthly, the #17 trade school in the nation by Forbes, #11 in the nation for two-year college educational outcomes by, a top-150 two-year college for the fifth consecutive time by the Aspen Institute, and a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist.

Approximately 800 students graduate from LTC each year, and LTC’s associate degree graduates earn a median salary of $47,800* per year. In addition to the Cleveland campus, LTC serves students in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and offers classes at additional sites throughout the district. Visit LTC at

*Source: 2019 LTC Graduate Outcomes report, 795 graduates contacted to complete the survey; 508 graduates or 64% completed the survey.

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