2023 YES Preparation Details

YES 2023 Preparation Details

Welcome to the MTI 2023 YES Management Training Program. During the 2023 program, you will enjoy a very engaging, interactive, educational, and life changing experience.

The YES program combines classroom learning, experiential exercises, online learning, and plant tours to help maximize your abilities in leadership, strategic planning, and building high-performing teams.

During the course of the YES program, there are numerous details and requirements you will need to complete. This page outlines each and every detail, thus allowing you to coordinate your logistics and have everything you need, making sure your YES experience is an enjoyable and exciting one. Please read the following details and take action where requested.

Please take the time to reserve your room(s) prior to the cut-off dates for each meeting.

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  • SESSION 1: Round Rock, TX - Feb 21-24:  CLICK HERE

  • SESSION 2: Pittsburgh, PA - May 23-26:  CLICK HERE
  • SESSION 3: Milwaukee, WI - Aug 15-18:  CLICK HERE
  • SESSION 4: GRADUATION - Tucson, AZ - Oct. 8-12:  CLICK HERE

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ELEMENTS YOU WILL BE ASKED TO PERFORM THROUGHOUT THE YES PROGRAM

ELEMENT 1: Virtual Group Introductory Meeting
To help the YES Team get to know who is in the class and meet the YES leadership team from MTI and The Corps Group, MTI will host a one hour virtual meeting via Zoom in mid-January. The details of this meeting will be sent out in December. Don't miss it!

ELEMENT 2:
Place BIO Introduction and Profile Picture in Your Online MTI Account 

A big part of YES is the relationships you will build with your teammates. To help everyone get to know their teammates, we request you log in to your MTI online account at www.HeatTreat.net and upload a profile picture and tell the class a little about yourself through the following three questions:

- How did you get into the heat treating business?
- What are your job responsibilities at your company?
- What are your hobbies and things you love to do when you aren't working? 

To access your account in order to post picture and bio, go to HeatTreat.net and click SIGN IN. Enter your email and password.  If you have never logged in before, your password is Password1!. Once logged in, you can click on the down arrow beside the picture frame and click PROFILE. To upload your picture, click ACTION under your picture frame on left of page. To change your password, click the Member Tab on top menu and then click Change Password on drop down menu. To post your BIO, you click the down arrow at the top of your page and click COMMUNITIES. Select the YES 2023 Group and click on BIO discussion post and click REPLY.  

ELEMENT 3:  Leadership Test Analysis (CLICK HERE to Download)

Every YES student is required to take the Leadership Test. Click the link above, open up the spreadsheet, follow the directions, save the Excel file under your name and then email it back to Amanda Motes at amanda@heattreat.net prior to February 10, 2023. 

ELEMENT 4:  Quality of Life Rating Form (CLICK HERE to Complete)

Personal development plays a key role in your growth through the MTI YES Program. You cannot be professionally fulfilled if you are not personally fulfilled.  Please complete the following information to help me have an understanding about how our YES team feels in these key areas of You will be asked to complete this online form prior to each session to help Tom Morrison understand where our class is with personal and professional growth during the program. Your data is strictly confidential and is only seen by Tom Morrison to help prepare personal development elements for the class.

ELEMENT 5:  3-Slides, 2-Minute Company Presentation (CLICK HERE for Power Point Template)

With such a diverse group of individuals in the YES program from many different companies, you will be asked to develop a 2-minute, 3-slide presentation prior to the Session 2 meeting to share your company story and what your company specializes in with the rest of the YES team. You will receive the PowerPoint template to use following the February session, or you can use the link above. Once complete, email it back to Amanda Motes at amanda@heattreat.net. Deadline to submit will be May 12, 2023.


ELEMENT 6:
  Creative Plant Round Table Discussions

Every class of YES brings a very different form of issues that they are challenged with in their plants. Some of the issues are safety, quality, finding good people, and how to deal with difficult customers. Throughout the sessions, you will engage in round table team discussions to tackle the three most pressing issues we feel are common to the group as a whole. Be thinking about what issues you would want to hear peer feedback on during these sessions.


ELEMENT 7:
  Life Development Plan (LDP) - (CLICK HERE for Power Point Template)

Following Session 3, you will be provided with a PowerPoint template that you'll use to develop your Life Development Plan. This LDP outlines what your goals and action steps will be over the next 12 months, upon graduation from the YES program, in order to reach your goals - both personally and professionally. These will be due by September 27, 2023, prior to the final session.  Each student will present their LDP in 2 minutes to the group during the final session. We will discuss the LDP development in detail during Session 3.

ELEMENT 8: 
YES 2023 Class Online Discussion Forum

You will be provided access to the MTI Members Only Forums. As each of you login to your profile in the "MTI Members Only" area, you can access the "YES 2023 Class Discussion Forum" by clicking the "My Connections" tab and then "Communities" in the drop down menu. Click "ENTER" to the right of the "2023 YES Class" to enter the group. This is a private forum that only YES class participants can see. Throughout the class, you will be able to interact with your class in this private forum 24/7. The system is easy to use to post and reply to discussion posts. Upon receiving an email notification of a post, you click "Reply To Group" in the notice, and your reply is automatically placed in the discussion forum. We will go over the system more in depth during Session 1 in February.  
  

ELEMENT 9:  Online Training Requirements: (CLICK HERE)
During the YES program, you are are required to complete a series of online technical and managerial training. You are required to complete the following MTI Academy Programs by the dates shown:

1) Heat Treat Quality Specialist: enrolled by February 17, due before May 19.
2) Management Skills Program: enrolled by May 31, due before August 4.
3) Workplace Safety & Fire Prevention Program: enrolled by August 25, due before September 27.

Amanda Motes from the MTI office will enroll you in the required coursework. Make sure to stay on top of your online training - it is required to complete the YES program, and you must complete the training by the deadlines shown. No exceptions.  Do NOT wait until the last minute.  __________________________________________________________

ACCESS TO ONLINE TRAINING 
As a participant in the YES Program, you have access to all of the technical training within the MTI Online Academy for Heat Treaters. To take any of the courses not assigned in the program, visit the course catalog by CLICKING HERE, and email Amanda Motes at amanda@heattreat.net with the courses you wish to be enrolled in. You can only be enrolled in extra coursework after you've completed your required coursework for the upcoming session.

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READING RESOURCES  
The following books that we highly recommend you read during this 10-month program. These books have incredible content on leadership, team development, communication, and a winning attitude.  They will compliment all 4-sessions you will take part in.

Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek (CLICK HERE)

Leadership Pipeline by Ram Charan (CLICK HERE)

How Successful People Think by John Maxwell (CLICK HERE)

It's Your Ship by Michael Abrashoff (CLICK HERE)

Switch by Chip and Dan Heath (CLICK HERE)

How to Say Anything to Anyone by Shari Harley (CLICK HERE)

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If you have any questions regarding the YES program, feel free to contact Tom Morrison (tom@heattreat.net) or Amanda Motes (amanda@heattreat.net) or 904-249-0448 x 102.