Your Go-To Resource for Employee Training


Developing employees into new leadership roles can be a daunting task for nearly all employers.

Some employees are reluctant to manage their peers.

Others may be concerned about the responsibilities that come with a new position, while some may lack the soft skills to motivate others.

But experts agree that preparing the right people to take on the role of team member, supervisor or manager, is critical to keeping an organization moving forward. It all starts with finding the resources that can help develop their capacity to lead.

And it’s really where the Manufacturer & Business Association (MBA) stands out.

For nearly 30 years, the MBA has been employers’ go-to resource for employee training in the NWPA region — by helping employees harness their true potential and learning the critical skills needed to succeed in today’s work world. Three of the MBA’s certificate programs — the Leadership for Team Leaders Series, Supervisory Skills Series and Modern Management Series — as well as its regionally recognized training courses, offer a proven solution for employers who want to train their team members with the skill sets that can be learned today and applied tomorrow.

According to Stella LaPaglia, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, GBA, vice president and director of Human Resources at Marquette Savings Bank in Erie, making the right choice for training is a critical decision, but one made easier by the courses offered at the MBA.

“At Marquette, we want to prepare our leaders for success as they take on supervisory duties within our organization. The Supervisory Skills program at MBA brings together a community of new and seasoned supervisors and guides them through important topics that prepare them for leadership roles,” she explains. “The MBA offers relevant and well thoughtout courses that improve the skill sets of our managers with training they can immediately apply to real-life, day-today situations. The MBA’s location and the times the courses are offered work well for us and the cost is much lower than comparable training programs that could require the added expense of travel.”

Read more in the October 2018 Annual Report.