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Free leadership workshop to be held in Indianapolis

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership will offer a workshop on Nov. 20 in Indianapolis that will focus on leadership.

The workshop, “Leadership Is an Attitude,” is free and open to the public. It will especially benefit business owners, management teams and executives, and CEOs.

The two-hour event will address the importance of management’s attitude and how it relates to the overall performance and effectiveness of an organization. Attendees will learn the communication and management skills needed to direct the performance of individuals and teams. The workshop also will show managers how to transmit a positive attitude to their teams.

Rodney Vandeveer, a professor in Purdue’s organizational leadership and supervision department, will lead the workshop. Vandeveer has more than 30 years of industrial and business management experience and has worked in human resources, training and development, and manufacturing departments.

The workshop will be 9-11 a.m. in the first-floor conference room of Building Ten in Intech Park, located at 6640 Intech Blvd.

Preregistration is required. To register, visit For more information, e-mail or call 800-877-5182, ext. 620.

The Manufacturing Extension Partnership provides technical skills development and implementation services to manufacturers that want to increase productivity and profitability, enhance customer satisfaction, and advance work force skills. Areas of expertise include advanced manufacturing processes, lean implementation, quality management systems, Six Sigma, green enterprise development and energy efficiency.

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