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The #1 Trusted Resource by HR Professionals for Training Supervisors in Manufacturing




Why We’re Unique

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Your front line supervisors, team leaders and managers need and expect the training they attend to be focused on the real life challenges they face every day. Many have been promoted from within with very little if any previous leadership training. Get ready to be amazed by how well we relate and adjust our content, terminology and approach to your company and industry.

With more than 28 years of experience, you and your leadership team will value our proven track record of success with thousands of participants from hundreds of companies in dozens of industries.

Click here to find out why HR Professionals depend on us as the #1 choice for supervisor training in manufacturing, distribution and operations.

Please reach out to us to discuss your specific needs and see how we can partner with you to achieve success.

Understanding Your Objectives

Training is only successful if it generates a change in behavior and impacts results.  So we want to understand your goals, what the make-up of your group is and any other unique issues that might impact the training.

Ensuring a Good Fit between Our Organizations

You want to know that the training instructor will relate well with your employees, supervisors, managers and team leaders.  Whether it’s by telephone, or face-to-face, we recommend an introductory meeting between our experts and your leadership team.

Scalable & Flexible Depending on Your Budget & Goals

Whether you prefer in-person, onsite training sessions or sending one or two people to a public workshop or doing the training yourself using our extensive video library or licensing our content to deliver internally, rest easy that our solutions are flexible and customizable.

Greg Schinkel, CSP
Greg Schinkel, CSP President

Greg Schinkel, CSP, President

Greg is a recognized expert in developing front line supervisors, managers and team leaders to increase productivity and employee involvement. As a presenter, he has a captivating blend of style and substance, engaging even the most skeptical participants. Greg can advise your organization on how to develop a high performance culture and in all cases he tailors the message and the content specifically to your organization.

Greg has achieved his Certified Speaking Professional designation, held by only 10% of speakers and trainers in the Global Speakers Federation. He co-authored the books Employees Not Doing What You Expect, What Great Supervisors Know, Awakening the Workplace and Fusion or Fizzle: How Leaders Leverage Training to Ignite Results. Greg has impacted more than half a million people, improving performance and leadership teams through consulting, training and keynote presentations.

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Irwin Schinkel, Founder

After a 33 year career with an international automotive manufacturer, Irwin founded Unique Training in 1987 to meet the leadership development needs of manufacturing and operations-based companies. Now retired, Irwin continues to write books on how to maximize the potential of your organization through effective leadership.

Yvonne Weld

As the Business Manager, Yvonne works with prospective and existing customers to discuss their needs and ensures they are provided with the information they need to make the right decisions for their team. If your team is ready to be the best leaders they can be, Yvonne can help you to make that happen.

Mandy Gosden

As the Customer Experience Manager, Mandy provides administrative support to our management team, manages the collection of application journals that are submitted by course participants and manages the logistics of our public workshops and seminars. If you have any customer service-related questions, Mandy is here to provide the answers you need.

Robin Schinkel

Every company needs a strong back-office administration team. Robin handles invoicing, production of learning materials and supplier development.

Ryan Schinkel

Ryan provides technical support related to our training technology and audience polling platforms.

Ted Bezner

Ted Bezner is an experienced leadership and cross cultural communication trainer.

Ted gets excellent ratings on his course delivery that mixes theory with interactive small group work, discussion, debate, real-life examples and great teaching stories from real world experience. He equips the participants with easy-to-apply strategies that they can take back to work the next day and immediately use.

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Team of Experts

Our team of consultants each has their own thriving practices and collaborate on projects based on client needs. Ted Bezner delivers our Front Line Leadership program in English and Spanish in addition to his expertise in cross-cultural communication. Jason MacKenzie is an expert in appreciative inquiry and a top rated leadership instructor. Erin O'Malley has expertise in leadership development and helping make strong connections. Eric Papp has expertise in leadership development and productivity. We also have access to dozens of other experts in our network. Bob Parker is the creator of the world's number one experiential learning activity The Pit Crew Challenge. Based on your needs we will link you to the expert best able to help with your project or needs. And if we cannot help you, we'll say so and do our best to point you in the right direction.

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