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SBE Offers Management Training for Engineers

Society of Broadcast Engineers has set the dates for its 2007 Leader-Skills Seminar in Indianapolis this summer. Now in its 11th consecutive year of sponsorship by the SBE, the series is specifically designed for broadcast engineers who have or aspire to have management responsibilities.

SBE offers the two-part series in cooperation with instructor Richard D. Cupka Sr. of West Lafayette, Ind. Cupka has over 40 years of experience in adult training and has directed and taught the Leader-Skills seminars to broadcast engineering managers, supervisors and technicians over that same span of time. The NAB previously sponsored the course.

This year, Course I, "Leadership--The Framework of People Skills" will be held June 5-7, at the Holiday Inn Select-Airport in Indianapolis. It covers the function and nature of your leadership role; how to build stronger teams and effective internal cooperativeness; the complex differences of people; discovery of your "natural" style of leading and how to nurture a "developed" style to help you adjust to different people in differing situations.

There are a limited number of spaces in each course. Deadline to register for Course I is May 2.

Course II, "Leadership--Expanding Your People Skills" picks up where Course I leaves off and will be offered from August 7-9, at the same location.