|Travis Schellhorn (left) and Ben Donnelly|
First Class Linemen Travis Schellhorn, who has worked for ECI REC for 11 years, and Ben Donnelly, who has been with the Cooperative 9 years, received their Supervisory Program Training certificates in the first week of October. This four-day course focuses on supervisory activities in operations work and safety.
This training includes topics such as getting started as a supervisor, personal time management, a supervisor’s role in managing change, maximizing effectiveness through communications, conflict resolution, motivating employees, the supervisor and human resources, and tools for effective performance management.
This training has been very successful in Iowa—past participants have stated every lineman in the state should be given the opportunity to attend. Both linemen are currently working from the Independence operations center.