Mohawk College

February 2016
Message from The President & CEO
Companies that focus on leadership skill development are likelier to consider their training programs effective in improving performance, according to a McKinsey Global Survey.
The survey found that building organizational capabilities, such as leadership development, is a top priority for most companies. However, many of them have not figured out how to do so effectively.
Nearly 60 per cent of survey respondents said that building organizational capabilities is a top-three priority but only one-third of companies focused their training program on the capability they consider to be the most valuable. A capability is anything an organization does well that drives meaningful results.
For example, most respondents considered leadership skills to be the capability that contributes most to performance. Yet only 35 per cent of respondents said they focus on it. And only 36 percent of executives consider their companies better than competitors at leadership development.
As well, companies tend to rely on on-the-job teaching, with no more than one-third using any other method of training extensively. The report states that on-the-job training is most effective when reinforced through some sort of formal teaching and feedback loop.

Future Ready Leadership Program Our Future Ready Leadership (FRL) program is an example of formal teaching that strengthens what is learned on the job. FRL is a series of customized leadership training sessions held one day each month, over eight months. The program teaches the skills and knowledge that help grow leadership as an organizational capability.

FRL covers topics including the power of teams, coaching communication skills and managing change. Jack Grosvenor, Lead Facilitator says one of the key learnings is that if you don't plan to increase staffing dramatically, a Future Ready Leader will help you meet clients' ever-increasing service demands with the same number of employees. "The Future Ready Leader is accountable to grow team performance through increased team capacity," he says. "Do more with less!"
Some of these skills include empowering staff, assessing performance, accountability, investing your time, providing opportunities and feedback and seeking input. With these leadership capabilities, your organization will be ready to thrive in the future.

Audie McCarthy
President & CEO, Mohawk College Enterprise

P.S. - Keep reading for tips on increasing team capacity. 
MCE  Announcements  and  Events

Future Ready Leadership Panels
January and February were very busy months for MCE! We hosted six leadership panels which took place in Gravenhurst, Brantford, County of Brant, County of Oxford and two in Stoney Creek. Please take a minute to click on the location to read our media coverage on the events.

County of Brant

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Upcoming Courses and Programs

Date & Location 

As of April 1, 2015, employers must ensure that certain workers complete a working at heights training program that has been approved by the Chief Prevention Officer of the Ministry of Labour and delivered by an approved training provider before they can work at heights.

March 1 OR March 2, 2016

Mohawk College Stoney Creek Campus, 481 Barton Street, Stoney Creek ON
Price: $135 for students
          $150 for non-students/corporate
Time:  8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Kris Michailow
905 517 1676


This program is based on our core 'Amazing Customer Service' program and is customized to reflect customer service situations faced by the Automotive Industry.
This training program focuses on strengthening your brand reputation and providing the best Customer Service experience possible!

March 24, 2016

Location: Mohawk College Stoney Creek Campus, 481 Barton Street, Stoney Creek
Price: $299 + HST per participant including materials, light breakfast and lunch and parking
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Room: A 105

Kris Michailow
905 517 1676

Prepare to write the American Water Works Association (OWWA) "Cross Connection Control Specialist" certification exam (administered at the end of the course).
Students who successfully complete this program will receive three point five (3.5) Ministry of the Environment, Director-Approved, Continuing Education Units.

April 4-8, 2016
Time:  8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Mohawk College, Stoney Creek Campus
Lorraine MacDonald
905 575 2534

A 2 day course to recertify you as a "Backflow/Cross Connection Control Tester".
April 4-8
Time:  8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Mohawk College, Stoney Creek Campus
Lorraine MacDonald
905 575 2534

This program helps prepare new or existing leaders in the private and public sectors for the future. We focus on essential leadership skills that will help advance participants in their career, as well as move your organization forward. 

Contact us to customize this program for your employees.

Lorraine MacDonald
905 575 2534

Keep up with industry demands in an ever changing and competitive market by providing your employees with this high impact customized welding program. 

Quickstart Welding Program
Quickstart Welding Program

Lorraine MacDonald
905 575 2534

Discover how to eliminate time-wasters and watch your personal productivity soar.

Contact us to customize this program for your employees.
Lorraine MacDonald
905 575 2534

Combines the process flow and waste elimination focus of Lean with the process performance and zero defect focus of Six Sigma.
Contact us to arrange your own cohort.
L orraine MacDonald
905 575 2534

Oro Medonete Tips to Increase Team Capacity
Our graduating class from Oro-Medonte helped us develop this list of ways to increase team capacity; 
  • Empower your employees to take on more responsibility
  • Assess your staff in terms of their skills, knowledge and attitudes
  • Provide opportunities
  • Invest in developing their skills
  • Develop a culture of accountability
  • Provide feedback on a regular basis to strengthen continuous improvement 
  • Create a sense of urgency