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Ag Labor Management
Ag Labor Management Overview
Leadership and communication skills, along with an understanding of laws and regulations affecting agriculture, are critical components for success in supervising employees. Training in these areas leads to higher employee satisfaction and productivity, whether they’re first-time supervisors or employees with years of experience.
The Ag Labor Management Continuing Education program has been developed as a tool for vineyard supervisors and vineyard managers. It’s designed to grow skills in leadership and communication and provide information in other topics important to their operation.
As leadership and management skills increase among vineyard and crew supervisors, an improved work environment is created for all employees. Knowledgeable supervisors are more efficient and effective, which in turn leads to better production and lower operating costs.
This program is intended for experienced vineyard supervisors.
Classes will be two hours in length and conducted on a weekly or bi-weekly schedule over a period of three to six weeks. Students will meet in an online classroom. Classes will be taught in Spanish and presented live. Students will be given assignments to be completed between classes to help them practice the skills taught in the course.
2020 Building Communication Skills – A series of three virtual classes presented by Jess Gomez
- November 4: The role of the supervisor – Understanding your role, point of control, elements of leadership, and favoritism
- November 12: Communication – Receiving and preparing new employees for success
- November 19: Communicating expectations – Training, giving feedback, and coaching
2021 Building Communication Skills Series
- Session 1: Giving Orders; Effective Feedback
- Session 2: Coaching; Resolving Disagreements
- Session 3: Avoiding the Appearance of Favoritism; Serving the Internal Customer; How to Manage Your Boss