Effective Leadership Workshop to be Held in Kewaunee and Clark Counties

Dairy farmers come together Feb. 1 in Kewaunee and Feb. 2 in Greenwood to Grow Leadership Skills

The Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW) Effective Leadership Workshop is held exclusive for dairy farmers and is focused on perfecting one’s ability to enhance clear communication and minimize conflict when working with fellow farm employees, family members, and when engaging with consumers.

The workshop will be presented on-farm from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., presented in two locations:

Attendees will hone in on interpersonal communication, active listening, and conflict management skills.  They will benefit greatly as they put their new skills to use during team meetings, negotiating with farm suppliers, and in their personal interactions and beyond.

The Workshop expert trainer, Renea Heinrich, is a skilled Counselor at MorganMyers, a strategic communications firm that builds, protects and promotes great brands.  With a mission to serve agriculture, Renea brings a great deal of expertise.  As part of her work, Renea leads the Illinois Farm Families account team in managing a farmer image-building campaign targeted at Chicago consumers.

During the workshop, Renea will walk attendees through:

  • effective communication principles
  • asking verse telling
  • power of a conversation opener
  • uncovering real motivations
  • effectively handling questions
  • conflict management techniques

To learn more about the PDPW Dairy’s Visible Voice curriculum – leadership development through effective communication, the Effective Leadership Workshop specifically, and to register for Kewaunee or to register for Greenwood, visit www.pdpw.org or contact PDPW at 1-800-947-7379.  Registration includes the training sessions, lunch, and refreshments throughout the day.

The PDPW Effective Leadership Workshop is an accredited training and offers up to 7.0 Dairy AdvanCE continuing education units (CEUs).  To learn more or secure credits, visit www.DairyAdvance.org.

Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW) is the nation’s largest dairy producer-led organization of its kind, focusing on producer professionalism, stakeholder engagement and unified outreach to share ideas, solutions, resources and experiences that help dairy producers succeed.”