TUCKER, GEORGIA, U.S. — A new Introduction to Management Workshop, sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, will be offered in January following the upcoming 2012 International Poultry Expo.

The workshop is focused on basic business skills for new managers and will provide a fundamental understanding of the financial and accounting tools available to help manage effectively, as well as the people management skills needed to succeed in today’s business environment.

The program will be presented by Seals Burdell, USPOULTRY controller, and Paul Pressley, executive vice-president, industry programs, who represent a combined 60+ years of poultry industry experience. This experience will be utilized to highlight concepts such as product costing, performance measurement, internal controls, interpreting financial statements, and personnel, safety, and risk management. Additionally, well known industry analyst Mike Donohue, vice-president of AgriStats, will provide an outline of how the industry uses AgriStats’ data to improve operations.

“We listened to our members and developed a workshop on managerial basics for our line-up of educational seminars and workshops for 2012. Our members indicated that new college hires, management trainees, and newly promoted managers may have the technical skills necessary to perform the tasks assigned. However, many often lack command of the basic business skills to function effectively in the organization. This workshop will address these areas of concern,” remarked John Starkey, president of USPOULTRY.

Programs topics will include an Industry Overview: An Introduction to the Poultry and Egg Business; Finance / Accounting Tools; Human Resources: Managing People Skills; AgriStats: Metrics and Purpose; and Regulatory Environment.

The Introduction to Management Workshop is scheduled for Jan. 26-27, 2012 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. Registration for the workshop includes admission to the International Poultry Expo.Click here to view the agenda topics and register.