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Organizational Development

Leadership Development Training

Leadership development training will help you improve your day to day operation by fostering skilled managers and supervisors.

Are you having problems meeting production schedules and goals? Does your management team have difficulty commanding respect from the staff? Do you have new supervisors and managers that could benefit from mentoring?

It's no secret that your people are your most valuable asset. Without people, machines would not run, orders would not be filled, and you would not be in business. However, managing people to accomplish all these tasks is not always an easy job.

Few people are born to be leaders. Mostly we learn by trial and error, which takes time, can be costly, and can lead to the loss of good people. This is why leadership development is so important. Leadership development allows us to learn the "tricks of the trade" and practice them so we are better prepared to handle situations as they arise.

We will work with you to understand your needs and discuss your expectations for your management team. We will then identify an approach to help you to build and foster a strong, focused, successful management team capable of steering the company in the right direction.

  • Behavioral styles
  • Coaching and giving feedback 
  • Communication skills 
  • Conflict resolution 
  • Facilitation skills 
  • Generational diversity 
  • Goal setting 
  • Leadership
  • Leading change
  • Motivation and self-confidence 
  • Presentation skills 
  • Supervisory skills 
  • Team building 
  • Time management 

To learn more contact:
David Carrick
412.327.9119
david.carrick@mail.wvu.edu

CoreValue Business Valuation

Industrial extension has partnered with CoreValue Software to help you understand the true worth of your business.

Do you really know what your business is worth? Are you thinking about selling or transferring your business? What should you do to prepare for selling your business? How can you be sure you will get what your business is worth in a sale or transfer?

Surprisingly 70 percent of business owners are minimally, if at all, prepared to sell or transfer their business. What is worse is that 95 percent of mergers and acquisitions professionals believe an owner's unrealistic expectation of their company's value and operational or market issues are the single biggest obstacles to the sale or transfer of the business.

To overcome these obstacles, consider your business an engine and take a look under the hood. The value of your engine depends on its ability to dependably generate revenue and profit well into the future.

CoreValue was developed and vetted among leading academic and industry specialists, with 10-plus years of market testing. Based on a framework of 18 value drivers, specially designed algorithms will measure the gears of your business engine. The end result is a true assessment of your business that allows you to review all options and opportunities.

  • Growth
  • Recurring revenue
  • Your brand 
  • Company overview 
  • Operations
  • Human resources 
  • Large potential market 
  • Barriers to entry 
  • Margin advantage 
  • Financial status 
  • Customer satisfaction 
  • Legal concerns 
  • Dominant marketing share
  • Product differentiation 
  • Customer diversification 
  • Sales and marketing 
  • Senior management 
  • Innovation

To learn more contact:
Jerry Biser
304.290.8425
gerald.biser@mail.wvu.edu