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Additions, Changes or Cancellations to Note

NEW at the Pellissippi State Strawberry Plains Campus - Supervisor Development

Pellissippi State's Business and Community Services Division is offering three courses in Supervisor Development at the Strawberry Plains Campus, 7201 Strawberry Plains Pike, Knoxville. Supervisor development seminars are divided into segments to fit your busy schedule. For more information, call 865.539.7167.

Succeeding as a Supervisor: Supervisors are a critical link to enhancing the productivity and performance of the whole team. Understanding what it means to supervise and what’s expected in the role will help supervisors develop the skills they need to succeed. This program builds skills and confidence by providing supervisors with tools and techniques that can be implemented immediately in the “real world.” December 2 and 3, 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Fee: $169

Proactive Listening: Whether you are striving to be a good leader, a good listener or a good friend, proactive listening techniques can bring success to any conversation. Proactive listening does not come naturally; proper techniques will help you perfect the craft. December 2, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Fee: $59

Coaching Fundamentals: Building the competency and commitment of every member of an organization improves performance, reduces turnover and enhances outcomes. Learning the core skills of coaching will help supervisors build better teams and help team members reach individual goals. December 3, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Fee: $59

About the Instructor: Bruce Damrow is a leadership and management consultant and trainer for both national and international businesses and industries. He retired from the U.S. Air Force at the highest enlisted rank after more than 30 years of service. Damrow has a M.Ed., Education Supervision and Administration from Lincoln Memorial University. His leadership training ranges from first line supervisor to executive level director. Damrow’s classes integrate team and organizational development, personality and learning capability assessments, training development programs, conflict management, communication development and employee performance management processes to build successful supervisors.

In the event of inclement weather, non-credit classes follow the College's schedule for cancellations, unless otherwise noted here. Updates are listed on the main site at

The next summer camp schedule is expected to be posted in the spring of 2016. Please check back at that time or contact our office to be placed on the mailing list for receiving future copies of the schedule.

To register for a Continuing Education/Non-credit course, please call 865.539.7167 or click to Register online for these classes.

To view our current continuing education/non-credit course schedule, click on the "Search for a Course" navigation bar on the left to be taken to the online registration site. Or you can click on "Course Schedule" to view a PDF copy of all classes offered this semester.

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