World-class manufacturing demands world-class talent, but that’s just the beginning. Sustaining a competitive edge requires continual investment in fresh knowledge, superior training, and enhanced skill development. This is the role of Hearthside University.
Hearthside University was created in 2009. Its mission is to improve, refine and refresh the leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills of the Hearthside workforce.
Founded on the belief that useful knowledge should enable action, the courses and curricula are distinct, valuable, and actionable. The skills gained are designed to be used immediately. Only by putting new skills into action can they become valuable.
Encouraging career growth is part of our company culture. We believe that our future leaders are already among us. It is the role of Hearthside University to help them grow and build the leadership and communication skills necessary to lead their group, department or company.
Hearthside University conducts 26 multi-day classroom learning programs per year. Current courses include:
The Art of Collaboration
Leading @ Hearthside
Train the Trainer
Front Line Leadership
Writing for Impact
Finance for Non-Finance Managers
Effective Presentation Skills
BEYOND TECHNICAL ABILITY
Technical skills are essential to success in all Hearthside roles. They are however, only part of the equation. Leadership, interpersonal and communication skills are the larger determiners of career success.
GET OUT OF THAT CHAIR
Hearthside University is a non-traditional environment. Students practice new skills, learn from one another, and engage in group activities that engrain new knowledge and encourage collaboration, leadership, and other interpersonal skills. Active, engaging exercises enable students to put coursework into action. Only by doing can we internalize these tools and make them our own.
PHYSICAL AND VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS
in addition to formal Hearthside University programs, we provide a full catalog 200 professionally developed, individually paced learning programs to employees. Hone your skills at your own pace, in a virtual environment unique to each student.
INCREASE YOUR VALUE TO HEARTHSIDE AND THE MARKETPLACE
In the modern economy knowledge is power. The challenge is keeping skills current and constantly expanding them. Hearthside University, available to all employees, is an ideal way to increase your knowledge, and your marketplace value.