Leadership Basecamp

Leadership Basecamp – Frontline Leadership Training Program

Basecamp is the place where all expeditions start. Just as mountain climbers need a place to assemble basic supplies and tools for a successful journey, new leaders need a starting point to build the foundational skills that will not only help them succeed as frontline leaders, but will serve them throughout their career.

The pivot from an individual contributor to leading others is one of the most challenging skill and mindset shifts. Successful frontline supervision requires very specific soft skills, and training for these skills is in high demand in our region across all industry sectors – but especially in the manufacturing and construction industries. According to the 2020 Looking Ahead, Together report, 80% of local manufacturing and construction companies surveyed reported frontline leader/supervisor training as their #1 training need.

As a result, we are proud to offer a new program called Leadership Basecamp, a first-level training series for brand-new supervisors and leaders to assist them in their transition into leadership, and develop bedrock skills that will serve them throughout their career and life.

Leadership Basecamp consists of six core content classes that all participants take, and four elective courses that supplement their learning. Core classes include: Buddy to Boss, Adapting Your Leadership Style, HR Concepts for New Leaders, Time Management, Supervisor Communication Skills, and Toughest Supervisor Challenges. Elective courses will vary, but may include: Computer Basics, Keeping the Good Ones, Creative Problem Solving, A Heart for Service, Introduction to Microsoft Office, Women and Leadership, and Meeting Management.

Leadership Basecamp serves as the foundational tier of Workforce Leadership programs, and an excellent starting point. If you’re in need of middle or top-tier leadership skills training check out our Leadership Institute or Leadership Excellence programs!


  • Middletown Campus: March 30, 2023, to May 25, 2023 – SOLD OUT! This cohort is now full.
  • Middletown Campus: July 28, 2023, to December 1, 2023
    • The program meets bi-weekly from 12 PM – 4 PM.

To learn more about Leadership Basecamp or to register, contact Larry Baker at 540-868-7283 or [email protected]

Valley Today Radio Show

Listen to Guy Curtis and Jelise Ballon talk about Leadership Basecamp to Janet Michael on Valley Today.

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