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Graphics of the Americas 2009 Announces "Supervising Print Production" Two-Day Seminar

Press release from the issuing company

Miami Beach -- December 4, 2008 -- Rick Green's popular "Supervising Print Production" seminar will come to Miami Beach as part of Graphics of the Americas 2009's (GOA) line-up of educational conferences. GOA takes place February 27-28, 2009 in Miami Beach, Florida.

GOA is the premier Exposition and Conference for the printing and publishing industry in the Americas and the Caribbean.

According to George Ryan, president of GOA, the two-day seminar will help print production supervisors elevate and hone their managerial skill sets, which in today's challenging environment have become more critical than they have in some years.  

This two-day workshop, a Printing Industries of America* program facilitated by Rick Green of Green Communication Strategies, will show supervisors how to enhance their communications skills and leadership strategies in one-on-one and group situations, as well as develop their skills for facilitating performance.
"Supervision is a tough job. Traditionally our industry has taken the best craftspeople and promoted them into supervision.  But the skills to supervise are very different than the skills needed to operate production equipment," says Green. 
"At GOA 2009, new and even experienced supervisory-level attendees will walk away better equipped with critical skills and strategies that will help them become more effective managers and give them the ability to support higher employee performance.  In these demanding times, these are the skills that industry professionals and companies can bank on to have a positive impact," Green explains.
Over the span of the two days, the nine seminars will include topics such as:
•    The Role of a Supervisor
•    Transforming Your Workgroup into a Higher Performing Team
•    Leading Participation & Involvement with Facilitative Leadership
•    Integrating Differences & Managing Conflicts
•    Providing Feedback for Optimizing Employee Performance
•    Problem Solving Skills
•    Goal Setting
•    Planning, Organizing, & Communicating
•    Delegating

"Rick Green has advised top executives around the world regarding organizational communication, and so we are honored and privileged to have him coach our attendees," says Ryan.  "This two-day seminar fits perfectly with GOA's major emphasis on delivering educational tracks that offer real world relevance."

Green has been a consultant for Printing Industries of America (formerly PIA/GATF)  for 13 years, and has advised printing managers from companies such as Seven Worldwide, R.R. Donnelley, Freisen's Publishing and Great Lakes Printing." (See addendum for full biography on Rick Green.)

To register for the Supervising Print Production two-day seminar go to: www.GOA2009.com.  Early registration before February 1, 2009 is $395 USD; Conference Registration after February 1, 2009 is $495 USD.