Effectively Managing Your Maintenance Team

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Course Overview

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, the originally scheduled in-person offering of this course (October 20-21, 2020) has been reformatted to an online version. Click the "View Details" box under "Upcoming Dates" for the online course schedule.

In this course, you will learn to diagnose and systematically tackle the challenges of team performance:

  • Establishing SMART performance goals 
  • Developing meaningful performance measures 
  • Providing performance feedback/conducting performance reviews
  • Dealing with the problem performer 
  • Creating a motivating and engaging work environment 
  • Developing a partnership with Human Resources 
  • Managing people in a union environment 
  • Strengthening teamwork and collaboration to achieve quality results

Who Should Attend?

  • Maintenance supervisors 
  • Managers and leaders 
  • Plant engineers

Additional Information

This course is part of the Maintenance and Reliability Management Certificate. Enhance your maintenance skills while earning a recognized credential. 

Course Outline

Establishing SMART performance goals

Developing meaningful performance measures

Providing performance feedback/conducting performance reviews

Dealing with the problem performer

Creating a motivating and engaging work environment

Developing a partnership with Human Resources

Managing people in a union environment

Strengthening teamwork and collaboration to achieve quality results

Instructors

Jeffrey Russell

Jeffrey Russell, co-director of Russell Consulting, Inc., specializes in helping organizations successfully respond to the challenges of continuous change. With a focus on leadership, strategic thinking, leading change, performance management, and creative problem solving, Jeff has worked with organizations as diverse as Fortune 500 firms, social and public sector organizations, and small family businesses. Jeff received his Masters Degree in Industrial Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he serves as an ad hoc faculty member for the School of Engineering (teaching in the Masters in Engineering Management program), the Department of Continuing Education, and the Small Business Development Center.

Jeff Oelke

Jeff Oelke oversees the Maintenance and Reliability Certificate offered through the University of Wisconsin–Madison Engineering Professional Development. Mr. Oelke has over 20 years of experience working with manufacturing companies. In addition to a thorough understanding of Lean, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints and Quick Response Manufacturing strategies, Mr. Oelke has firsthand experience with assembly, metal forming, welding, plastics, printed circuit layout and fabrication, paint and wood products manufacturing processes. Prior to joining Engineering Professional Development, Mr. Oelke was the managing member of the Continuum Management Group, LLC, Richland Center, WI, and the division manager for supplier development at Deere and Company’s Commercial and Consumer Equipment Division. Mr. Oelke possesses MS and BS degrees with concentrations in manufacturing operations and computer hardware architecture.  He has been certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt by the American Society for Quality (ASQ).

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Program Director

Jeff Oelke

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