- Providing a forum for collaboration and learning among members
- Providing resources to companies for training and growth
- Helping members set continuous improvement benchmarks and providing guidance
- Sharing information through a growing network of members
Suzie Gibson, WWP’s Business Engagement Manager, is putting the final touches on the groups’ training calendar for 2022. Some of the key offerings include the Peer to Supervisor Leadership Series; Excel, Lean Manufacturing 101, Train-the-Trainer, and Human Resources. All training will be virtual until June when it is anticipated that training will be held in person.
Despite the pandemic, over 120 individuals participated in various trainings in 2021. This is impressive since many participating businesses were short-staffed. One of the consortium members, Ultimate RB, sent 20 employees through the Peer to Supervisor Leadership Series. The company, located in McMinnville, has been a member of the consortium for three years. What started in 1985 as one man’s vision to keep used tires out of a local landfill has evolved into a leading manufacturer of recycled rubber flooring, tiles, mats, and other products. Ultimate RB employs 93 people.
Tim Voles, plant manager said “The Peer to Supervisor training came along at the perfect time because we were in the process of choosing leads. As a result, we were able to see who was motivated to become a leader and who had leadership skills.” Tim also said that the company “is constantly training and growing its leadership capacity.” The High Performance Consortium has been very supportive and helpful in this regard.
According to Suzie “25 businesses are members of the consortium and we look forward to increasing the number of companies actively using high-performance activities and strategies.” If you are interested in joining the consortium, please contact Suzie @ 541.913.2889 or [email protected]