Resources

Trainings

The below videos are recordings of trainings provided by The Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing. These training videos are only accessible by password to SVAM members. If you are a SVAM Member and need the password, contact us.

Conducting Performance Evaluations

Hosted by: SVAM in partnership with The University of Virginia’s College at Wise

Led by: David Hite

Microsoft Excel Training

Hosted by: SVAM in partnership with The University of Virginia’s College at Wise

Microsoft Word Training

Hosted by: SVAM in partnership with The University of Virginia’s College at Wise

Tips and Techniques for Improving Your Work Environment

Hosted by: SVAM in partnership with The MedFit Center

Supervisor to Peer Communication Training

Hosted by: SVAM in partnership with Radford University
Led by: John Brummett 

Crucial Conversations

Hosted by: SVAM in partnership with the University of Virginia’s College at Wise Professional Development
Led by: Carla Glass 

Skeletons in the Closet: When Old Conduct is the Basis for New Claims

Hosted by: SVAM
Led by: Matthew Davison, Baker Donelson 

Assessing and Addressing Workplace Violence

Hosted by: Universal Fibers
Led by: Rex Carter, Retired Virginia State Police Trooper  

Creating a Kaizen Culture

Hosted by: The Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing and SVAM Center of Excellence in Abingdon, VA
Led by: Peter Miles, Technology Acceleration Manager at Genedge 

FMLA: The Basics and Common Issues

Hosted by: The Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing in Abingdon, VA
Led by: Ramesh Murthy and Catherine Karczmarczyk, Attorneys at Law with Penn Stuart 

Employee Handbooks: Avoiding Unwritten Rules

Hosted by: Wolf Hills Fabricators in Abingdon, VA
Led by: Catherine Karczmarczyk, Attorney at Law with Penn Stuart

Significant Developments in Employment Law in 2017 and a Look Ahead

Hosted by: SVAM in Marion, VA
Led by: Matthew D. Davison, Esq., Baker Donelson

Cost Reduction in Worker’s Comp: Lunch-N-Learn

Hosted by: Utility Trailer in Glade Spring, VA
Led by: John Martin, Attorney at Law with Penn Stuart

Active Shooter: Lunch-N-Learn

Hosted by: SVAM 
Led by: Major Bryon Ashbrook, Washington County Sheriff’s Department

Workers’ Comp: Lunch-N-Learn

Hosted by: Smyth County Community Hospital 
Led by: Ramesh Murthy, Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Employment Laws: Lunch-N-Learn

Hosted by: Utility Trailer in Glade Spring, Virginia
Led by: Matthew Davison, Employment Law

Employment Law L&L from Marika Miller on Vimeo.

Active Shooter Training: Lunch-N-Learn

Hosted by Utility Trailer in Glade Spring, Virginia
Led by: Sheriff Newman and Major Ashbrook of Washington County Sheriff’s Department

VOS Program: Lunch-N-Learn

Hosted by: Mountain States Health Alliance  Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Virginia
Led by: MSHA Staff

Employment Laws: Lunch-N-Learn

Hosted by: SVAM in Abingdon, Virginia
Led by: Matthew Davison, Employment Law and Labor Relations Attorney at Baker Donelson

FMLA and ADAAA Intersection: Lunch-N-Learn

Hosted by: Somic America in Wytheville, Virginia
Led by: Matthew Davison, Employment Law and Labor Relations Attorney at Baker Donelson

FMLA and ADAAA Intersection Lunch-N-Learn from Marika Miller on Vimeo.

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