What need do you see for Spanish Supervisor Training among manufacturers?
Manufacturing is an industry that relies significantly on different cultural groups, especially at the front-line levels, with Spanish speakers being one of the largest ones.
This group requires supervisors that can communicate in their language so they can lead, motivate, and deliver the best outcome for the company while keeping their teams safe and successful.
In the past, customized training for this group has been limited. However, there is a key need to train Spanish-speaking supervisors and managers who have been promoted to these roles due to their excellent performance but need formal managerial training.
The Spanish Supervisor Training will allow them to accomplish their job more effectively and efficiently.
What value do you see in delivering programs like Supervisor Training in Spanish?
Business courses delivered in Spanish are vital to the success of organizations. This training offers key valuable elements and tools that will make a supervisor successful when managing their team.
In this class, we don’t want the participants to check a box and say they completed it but instead see their crucial role as supervisors. We dedicate time for them to learn critical tools and practices and to find ways to incorporate them into their work.
Non-native English speakers, especially those who still need to become fully fluent in English, often feel more empowered to engage with the material in Spanish. They are more comfortable exploring and exchanging thoughts and ideas and show a more profound commitment to their role.
Many supervisors are responsible for fellow Spanish speakers and knowing the key concepts in their native tongue allows them to implement them more effectively across their teams.
What are some of the issues you’ve seen with workers transitioning to a supervisory role?
Moving someone from a front-line position to a supervisor level without training can be very challenging. Some issues include transitioning from peer to supervisor, giving feedback, developing proper training, etc. Through training, we can support supervisors in learning how to transition and become better at their job.
What advice would you give to employers with Spanish-speaking leaders in their workforce?
I suggest investing in this group. Hispanics constitute a large segment of the workforce. They bring different perspectives and skill sets that benefit the work environment. Trained supervisors and managers become the bridge of connection and communication, creating a more innovative, positive, inclusive, and productive culture.
In addition, your investment in them will demonstrate a commitment to their development and result in a greater sense of commitment toward the organization.