Learn supervisory leadership skills through Goshen College afternoon course

Learn supervisory leadership skills through Goshen College afternoon course

GOSHEN, Ind. — As a new manager or supervisor, you may feel as if you need all the help you can get. Through the Goshen College business department’s continuing education program “Developing Supervisory Leadership — Part II” course, you can learn to cultivate productive relationships with employees while maintaining control of the company’s operations.

The second unit of this two-part course will explore topics important to improving the productivity and efficiency of your organization: motivation, appraising the work of others, discipline, counseling troubled employees, meeting employment laws and your own personal development. Students are not required to have taken the first part of the course to sign up for part two.

The course instructor, David A. Bontrager, is a human resources executive and consultant with 30 years of human resources management experience with NIBCO, The Marmon Group, Brown Corp., Goshen Rubber Co. and Western Rubber. Beginning as an hourly employee at NIBCO in 1958, he climbed the corporate ladder and held top human resources positions from 1979 to 1986. He has taught management courses for Purdue University, Goshen College, Ivy Tech and Vincennes University and holds a master’s degree from Ball State University.

The course will be held Tuesdays at 4-5:45 p.m. from Feb. 3 to March 9 in Newcomer Center Room 17 on the Goshen College campus. The course is worth 1.2 continuing education credits and 12 continuing professional credits.

The course fee is $229 and includes textbook, study materials and coffee breaks. To register, call the Management Development Office at (574) 535-7150.

Editors: For more information about this release, to arrange an interview or request a photo, contact Goshen College News Bureau Director Jodi H. Beyeler at (574) 535-7572 or jodihb@goshen.edu.


Goshen College, established in 1894, is a residential Christian liberal arts college rooted in the Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition. The college’s Christ-centered core values – passionate learning, global citizenship, compassionate peacemaking and servant-leadership – prepare students as leaders for the church and world. Recognized for its unique Study-Service Term program, Goshen has earned citations of excellence in Barron’s Best Buys in Education, “Colleges of Distinction,” “Making a Difference College Guide” and U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” edition, which named Goshen a “least debt college.” Visit www.goshen.edu.