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PIMA, CPBIS launch CE course for paper industry managers: new course provides management growth, leadership skills at special reduced price for PIMA members.

PIMA and the Center for Paper Business and Industry Studies (CPBIS) are producing a continuing education course geared toward improving management skills at all levels of mill leadership.

The program, titled "Management Development for Enhanced Performance," will take place March 24 28th at the Institute of Paper Science and Technology (IPST) of the Georgia Institute of Technology. (Atlanta GA). The four-and-a-half day course is designed to provide growth opportunities for managers and leaders at all levels of mill operations.

"We are very excited to offer this course in association with PIMA," said Jim McNutt, CPBIS Executive Director. "The course will develop knowledge on financial analysis techniques; managing high-performance teams; leveraging human resources for competitive advantage; the art of leadership; designing managing, and improving processes; and bargaining and negotiation techniques-all highly relevant issues for our industry."

The course will he taught by GIT faculty and representatives from the pulp and paper and supplier industries, using a variety of teaching methods including lectures, class discussions, case studies, and individual and group interactive exercises. According to PIMA President Ray Heuchling, the course will provide attendees with significant professional development.

"With the challenges the paper industry faces today, employees need to be armed with the proper skill set to turn these challenges into opportunities," said Heuchling. "PIMA is eager to partner with CPBIS to bring effective programs to help leaders develop these opportunities."

PIMA members and CPBIS sponsors can register for $2,125, a 15 percent discount of the base rate of $2,500. For more information or to register for the course, please visit PIMA's Web site at
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Title Annotation:PIMA Association News
Author:Bell, David
Publication:Solutions - for People, Processes and Paper
Date:Mar 1, 2003
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