First Line Supervisory Development Seminar

Event Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2023 to Wednesday, November 8, 2023


The first line supervisor is the bridge between the line staff and management. The first line supervisor is the person who communicates with both of these groups on a continuous basis. It is the first line supervisor who is first able to sense the morale of the line staff, find a policy or procedure that is not working as written, improve incorrect staffing patterns, or to observe changes.  It is important for management to understand that their first line supervisors are the group that keeps the company performing at its highest level.


Join us at Indiana Wesleyan University in Independence, OH on November 7-8, as we present this 1.5 day seminar that will focus on the continuing development of your organizations first line supervisors. This revamped program will focus on enhancing participant’s skills in the following areas:

     -   Leadership & Supervision
     -   Communications/Building Relationships
     -   Coaching
     -   Developing Others
     -   Navigating Change
     -   Intentional Leadership
     -   Creating an Action Plan

Day 1: November 7
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Day 2: November 8
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Click here to view and download a detailed program outline.


Facilitator Information:

Forrest Large is an enthusiastic training and development professional with over 30 years of experience in the business of learning. He has held global leadership positions within Fortune 100 organizations, as well as establishing his team and leadership development consulting firm. His areas of expertise include Curriculum Design, Adult Learning Theory, Team Facilitation and Leadership Development. With a background in operations and manufacturing, Forrest utilizes a style focused on relationship building, action learning, measurable results, and bottom line impact.


Forrest received his undergraduate degree from Eastern Washington University, and a Master’s Degree in Management from Aquinas College. He is a member of ASTD, AMA, ISPI, and an Achieve Global certified trainer. He has conducted training sessions throughout the world and for numerous organizations, including Kid’s Hope USA, Adoption Associates, the Holland Chamber of Commerce, and the U.S. House of Representatives. 



FIA Members: $750
Non-members: $950

Click the red button below to register.
For registration questions or to submit a paper registration form, please contact Kathy Edwards by email at or phone at (216) 781-6260. The deadline to register for this event is October 24, 2023.


Indiana Wesleyan University
Cleveland Education & Conference Center
4100 Rockside Rd.
Independence, OH 44131
Room #218

Free onsite parking available.



SpringHill Suites by Marriott Cleveland Independence
6060 Rockside Place, Independence, OH 44131
Phone: (216) 264-4190

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cleveland - Independence 
6200 Quarry Lane, Independence, OH 44131
Phone: (216) 447-1300

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations will be permitted until October 24, 2023, and will be refunded in full. After October 24, 2023, no refunds will be given, but substitutions are allowed if submitted to the FIA in writing.

Please Note:
No registration is final until accepted by FIA. FIA reserves the right to refuse registration/attendance to any person. Any registration that is not accepted by the FIA will be refunded in full.