Management & HR Seminars

Our Management & HR seminars are designed to provide practical training in the areas required by many business professionals. These courses are focused on the needs of supervisors, HR professionals, business owners, and those who want to improve their leadership skills. Each of these courses can also be modified for private training. If you have questions about a specific course or when it will be scheduled please contact us.

Want to become a more effective sales professional as well as a trusted resource for your customers and potential clients? There was a time when the “hard close” was an acceptable sales method. Today’s consumers and business owners rebel against that method.

Every sales person, sales manager, and business owner should be familiar with a needs-based sales process that always puts the buyer first. Additionally, companies are working hard to hire and retain good employees. You should be able to “sell” your company to potential hires and communicate change to existing employees in a positive manner.

Sales Strategies That Work: How to Open Doors, Win Business, and Build Relationships emphasizes what any sales person, sales manager, business manager or business owner needs to know to continue to strive in the current marketplace. Our challenges are all the same. We must continue to do business, hire and retain employees and maintain a positive reputation to the people who look to us to provide solutions.

Learning Objectives

Topics Covered in this full-day seminar include:

  • How to build a trust-based relationship with a client/employee
  • Establishing self-belief
  • Establishing belief in your product or company
  • Determining client needs through a “Client Needs Analysis” using an open-ended question approach
  • Building and Presenting a solution
  • Negotiating and Securing the Order (formerly known as “Closing”)
  • Executing a plan through all levels of the organization
  • Follow-through and Customer Service
  • Maintaining a client relationship
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Who Should Attend

  • Sales representatives
  • Sales managers
  • Marketers
  • Business owners
  • Public relations practitioners
  • Advertising professionals
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Selecting and retaining the right employees is critical to organizational success. Skills aren’t the only important factor to consider. Skills matter, but so does job fit. And job fit involves more than finding someone who will ‘get along’ with their coworkers or manager. Job fit involves cognitive, behavioral, and interest elements – and it’s difficult (impossible, really) to get those just from one-to-one interactions or reviewing application paperwork.  

Making Selection Simple, Human and Smart

Great organizations know success begins with hiring the right people. Fortunately, identifying the right people doesn’t have to be difficult. Not if you use the right tools in the selection process. The key is to take the guesswork out of making hiring decisions through incorporating adaptive testing into your selection process. This involves expanding the focus of selection from impressions (resume, interview, background) to data – and not just any data, but the right data on which to base hiring decisions.  

After all, using key metrics to make a sound business decision is what having a strategic HR mindset is all about. It only makes sense to incorporate key, job-specific analytics that are valid indicators of fit into the selection process to measure the quality of each hire and – beyond that – to use that information to effectively onboard and coach new hires and gain unique insights into team dynamics while laying the groundwork for employee engagement and retention.

Learning Objectives

Attend this informative session and learn how to do just that. Key topics covered include:

  • Exploring job fit – what are the components?
  • Critical risks associated with poor hiring decisions
  • Dollars and cents - identifying the cost a bad hire or a mediocre hire
  • Management perceptions of problems with a traditional, impression-based selection process
  • Validating in the selection process: Exploring validated predictors of job success
  • Incorporating a data-based solution into your hiring process with PXT SelectTM
  • Key advantages of adaptive assessments for selection and beyond
  • Standard performance models versus customized
  • Behavioral, cognitive, and interest-based components of “fit”
  • Reviewing and making sense of sample data
  • Personalized interview questions to explore dimensions of fit
  • Unique insights comparing applicants to each other and across multiple positions
  • Beyond selection – setting the stage for employee engagement and career management with solid data

PXT Select Insights

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Are you looking for a way to boost employee engagement in your workplace? It’s one thing to know that your organization will benefit if employees are more engaged, but another matter entirely to create a culture where employee engagement is the norm.

Participate in MTI’s Setting the Stage for Employee Engagement training session and find out what steps you need to take to create a culture where employee engagement is not only possible – but likely. Learn what employee engagement really is, and how to begin setting the stage for a culture of engagement in your own organization.

Topics covered include:

  •     Find out what employee engagement really is
  •     Evaluate the roles relationship between leadership and engagement
  •     Identify 10 important factors that impact employee engagement
  •     Assess the role of leaders in creating a culture where engagement is possible
  •     Learn practical steps you can take to become a leader for engagement

Who Should Attend

  • Supervisors
  • Managers
  • Executives
  • Team leaders
  • Business owners
  • HR professionals


This program can be delivered in varying lengths, ranging from a half-day workshop to a one-hour keynote presentation or webinar. Contact us to schedule a session for your company or organization.

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Are you ready to earn your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification credential? Offered in conjunction with the Mobile Society for Human Resource Management (MSHRM), our online SHRM certification prep class is designed to help you get prepared to do just that. MTI's fully online, instructor-led certification prep course is taught using the SHRM Learning System® and provides comprehensive coverage of the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (BoCK) along with helpful test-taking strategies and tips.

Course Details

MTI's online certification prep class for the SHRM CP and SCP exams includes 15, 2 1/2 hour live virtual class "meetings," which participants will attend via web browser in conjunction with speaker/headphones. The class also involves additional study via the SHRM Learning System and a variety of class-specific activities, assignments, and instructional resources designed to enhance learning and prepare participants for the exam.

Specific course content includes the four-module SHRM Learning System,which covers the entire SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (BoCK).

  • HR Competencies
  • People
  • Organization
  • Workplace

Prepare for the SHRM-CP or SCP certification exam or earn SHRM PDC credits if you are already certified!


The class will be taught by Mary Gormandy White, M.A., SHRM-SCP, SPHR, an experienced professional trainer with significant experience teaching certification prep courses and long-time SHRM member and volunteer. She has been teaching SHRM-CP/SCP classes since the certification program was introduced and taught SPHR/PHR certification prep courses for several years before that. She has extensive HR training and consulting experience, including teaching HR Generalist, Strategic HR Leadership, and Internal Investigations certificate programs for HR Training Center. She also has extensive online teaching experience, presenting webinars on a regular basis for a number of national and international webinar companies and private clients.

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MTI's Six Sigma Green Belt (SSGB) training and certification program emphasizes a standardized problem-solving approach for the purpose of continuous improvement in quality management.

Six Sigma is a data-driven, customer-focused, results-oriented methodology focused on systematically eliminating defects and inefficiencies to improve processes. Six Sigma can be effective in all kinds of organizations, including (but not limited to) production/manufacturing, service, healthcare and transaction-based environments.

Attend this workshop and gain knowledge of the various Six Sigma tools and techniques useful to improve businesses processes in companies of all sizes and types. This course emphasizes practical implementation of Six Sigma tool and techniques throughout an organization, while also preparing participants for the SSGB certification exam (included).

Topics Covered:

This workshop covers all key aspects of the Six Sigma process in detail. Key topic areas include:

  • What Six Sigma is, how it has evolved and key ways it differs from traditional quality methods
  • Identifying and meeting the needs of stakeholders for Six Sigma projects
  • Setting up and managing Six Sigma projects and project teams
  • Key Six Sigma team roles and processes
  • Applying the DMAIC (design, measure, analyze, improve, control) methodology step-by-step
  • Specific strategies, resources, tools and processes applied throughout all stages of Six Sigma projects


MTI's SSGB Workshop features:

  • Live training provided by a certified SSGB instructor
  • *6SigmaStudy printed instructional materials (workbook, exercises, case study, exam questions)
  • Access to online 6SigmaStudy instructional videos and handouts
  • The actual 6SigmaStudy SSGB certification exam, administered in a proctored online environment (outside of class)

Scheduling Options:

Face-to-face or live online webinar sessions are available. In-person sessions can be delivered on-site at any U.S. location or at the MTI training center in Mobile, Alabama. This workshop features 21 hours of instruction. Typical deliver options include:

  • 3-day boot-camp format
  • 7 half-day sessions (3 hours per session)
  • 14 90-minute sessions (ideal for 'lunch & learn' series)


None. There are no specific prerequisites for the workshop or certification exam. This program is appropriate for employees at all levels.

Who Should Attend:

  • Team members
  • Managers/supervisors
  • Project managers
  • HR professionals
  • Business owners
  • Administrators
  • Executive directors/executives
  • Employees at all levels

CEU Approvals:

  • HRCI – 21 recertification hours
  • SHRM – 21 general recertification hours
  • American Staffing Association – 21 recertification hours for CSP, TSC, CSC credentials
  • Alabama Certified Public Accountants, 21 hours of CPE, including 8 hours of behavioral CPE
  • Alabama Assisted Living Administrators – 21 continuing education hours
  • Alabama Nursing Home Living Administrators – 21 continuing education hours
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As a manager, HR professional, or other organizational leader, you’ll often find yourself in the position of needing to make decisions that impact various stakeholders as well as the overall organization. The ability of any organization to be successful is directly linked to the quality of the decisions made by its leaders. Attend this informative session and learn a step-by-step process for making effective decisions that are strategically aligned.

Managerial Decision Making Training

Key topics covered include:

  • Clarifying the strategic decision-making process for organizational leaders
  • Identifying the link between managerial decision-making and strategic leadership
  • Discovering how strategic decision-making fits within the scope of managerial roles and responsibilities
  • Understanding the organizational impacts when leaders lack strategic decision-making skills
  • Key skills necessary for sound strategic managerial decision-making
  • 10-step process for effective strategic managerial decision making
  • Key do’s and don’ts for managerial decision-making
  • Approaching future decisions with strategic alignment in mind.

Who Will Benefit

Examples of professionals who can benefit from this program include:

  • HR professionals
  • Managers
  • Project managers
  • Team leaders
  • Business owners
  • Nonprofit executives
  • Administrators
  • Executives
  • Board members
  • Organizational leaders at all levels

Program Options

This program can be delivered in varying lengths, ranging from a half-day workshop to a one-hour keynote presentation or webinar. Contact us to schedule a session for your company or organization.

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Having a strong team provides today’s organizations with a competitive advantage, and leaders, HR professionals, and others (such as learning & development or organizational effectiveness practitioners) are uniquely positioned to play a very active role in cultivating an organizational culture where teamwork is not only possible, but can thrive.

Developing an organizational culture designed to empower teams at all levels to become cohesive, functional and effective (all factors that impact bottom line success!) requires strategic thinking, planning and implementation.

Attend this informative, detailed session and discover key best practices and practical strategies that can impact team development throughout every aspect of the organization. Get the information you need to develop an action plan to apply these strategies and create a culture of teamwork throughout your organization.

Topics covered include how to:

  • Serve as an effective an internal team development consultant to leaders, managers and employees across the organization, coaching and providing resources proactively  
  • Implement a strategic approach to staffing, succession planning and career development designed to maximize both team development and organizational performance
  • Design a strategic selection and onboarding process designed to maximize team effectiveness throughout the organization
  • Ensure managers and leaders truly understand and are held accountable for their role in cultivating a culture of teamwork
  • Diagnose/identify true team challenges to develop substantive, lasting change (rather than one-size-fits all team building efforts) consistent with business strategy
  • Incorporate learning and development opportunities specific to team development into the organization’s talent development strategy
  • Ensure all team building efforts are tied to and support business strategy as well as serve the interests of the organization’s stakeholders
  • Reinforce to organizational leaders the many ways strong teams and organization-wide team building efforts contribute to overall business strategy and bottom line success
  • Persuade top leaders to commit to building effective leadership and management teams at their level, as well across other leadership, management and functional teams throughout the organization
  • Demonstrate and reinforce the positive impact of team building efforts with key metrics indicative of impact on organizational results

From strategic planning through ongoing interventions and activities, key leaders and HR professionals play a very direct, active and strategic role in the team building process. In turn, having strong teams throughout the organization drive business success. By applying and implementing the best practices and practical strategies covered in this session in your organization, you’ll be on your way to expanding your strategic impact on your organization and contributing to building a better workplace through stronger teams in a very real way.

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Is your organization prepared for a smooth transition in the event of an expected – or unexpected! – vacancy in the leadership team? Do you have promotable employees who are fully ready to step up into leadership roles when the time is right for them and the company? Being able to say 'yes' to these questions is an important key to learning how to prevent avoidable gaps in key leadership positions, but it's not something that just happens naturally. Even if you have high-potential, leadership-minded employees on your team, you'll only be in a position to deal with leadership gaps without skipping a beat if you engage in succession planning. Effective succession planning starts with utilizing a strategic approach to hiring and developing high-potential team members. Attend MTI's informative Succession Planning: Identifying Your Next Generation of Leaders session and learn how to identify and develop your next generation of organizational leaders.

Key Topics

Attend this informative training session to learn key strategies for effective succession planning. Topics covered include:

  • Why and how succession planning should fit into an organization's staffing and talent management plans, as well as its overall strategic plan
  • Risks of failing to implement effective succession planning strategies
  • How succession planning programs can help your company keep its most talented workers
  • How to identify current employees with the potential and desire to become your company's future leaders if provided proper training and preparation
  • Personality and attitudinal traits critical for leadership effectiveness, as well as those that run counter to the ability to lead effectively
  • Tips for encouraging buy-in for succession planning among the organization's current leaders
  • How to involve current members in succession planning by setting a positive leadership example and being willing to coach, mentor and nurture high-potential team members
  • Benefits associated with implementing a formal mentoring/training program to develop future leaders
  • Important components of mentoring/training programs focused on successional planning efforts

Who Should Attend

  • HR professionals
  • Talent Development professionals
  • Talent Management professionals
  • Talent Acquisition professionals
  • Organizational Development (OD) professionals
  • Organizational Excellence professionals
  • Learning & development professionals
  • Managers & Supervisors
  • Executives
  • Business owners


This program can be delivered in varying lengths, ranging from a half-day workshop to a one-hour keynote presentation or webinar. Contact us to schedule a session for your company or organization.


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Are you looking for a proven method to improve your effectiveness as a supervisor? MTI’s Supervisory Success: Managing to Individual Styles workshop is designed to do just that.

This one-day workshop is not just another seminar focused on the functions of management and various theories of effective supervision. Instead, Supervisory Success: Managing to Individual Styles provides participants with a personalized, interactive experience that takes the mystery out of the real-world challenge of effectively managing and motivating people who have very different personalities and needs.

The simple fact is that not everyone responds well to the same management approaches. Managing to different personality styles is a key to supervisory effectiveness, and the path to accomplishing this starts with recognizing your own unique style. As a participant in Supervisory Success: Managing to Individual Styles, you will complete the widely-recognized and validated Everything DiSC Management adaptive assessment prior to the training session. In the workshop, you will receive a personalized analysis of your management style using the Everything DiSC Management framework.

This interactive one-day workshop is a must-attend for every supervisor. Participants will:

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of your own natural management style
  • Discover how you can leverage your own natural tendencies for maximum supervisory effectiveness.
  • Learn how determine other people’s personality styles – an important key to getting the best possible results as a supervisor – using a practical, validated framework that you’ll be able to immediately apply for positive results

Workshop Highlights

  • Adaptive assessment focused on management style - complete online
  • Receive a personalized management style profile
  • Interactive training workbook
  • Professional training focused on maximizing supervisory success

Schedule your Supervisory Success: Managing to Individual Styles workshop today. Register for the next public workshop or contact us to schedule a private session for a group at your company or organization.

This activity has been approved for 6 general recertification credit hours toward GPHR, HRBP, HRMP, PHR, and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at
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Do you find yourself running out of time to accomplish the things you need to get done? If you often wonder where all of your time has gone, this class can provide you with practical tips and suggestions for managing your time more effectively.

Learning Objectives

Everyone is limited to 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Managing your time can help you utilize your time more effectively and efficiently.

MTI's Time Management seminar is designed for busy professionals who need a little guidance when it comes to getting their schedules under control and learning how to practice effective time management techniques.

Topics Covered in this half-day seminar include:

  •     Relationship Between Time Management and Organizational Skills
  •     Top Time Management Myths
  •     Basic Facts About Time Management
  •     Identifying and Minimizing Time Wasters
  •     Analyzing Time Usage
  •     Recognizing and Changing Bad Habits
  •     Strategies for Effective Time Management
  •     Top Tips for Time Management

Who Should Attend

  • Employees at every level
  • Managers/supervisors
  • Business owners


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Looking for a time management training program with immediate impact? Based on Wiley's Time Mastery Profile®, this program pairs a complete, self-directed assessment of current time management behaviors and effectiveness with in-person time management training led by a professional facilitator. Complete your personal Time Mastery Profile and attend this insightful and informative half-day or full-day workshop to become more aware of what your current time management behaviors, discover whether (and how!) they benefit or hurt you, and develop a customized time management system to master every moment in your busy schedule.

The Time Mastery Profile helps you to more effectively use planners, calendars, and other time-management tools to accomplish more and find greater balance in your daily life. Since the focus is on behavior, you can be used this time management assessment tool with any calendar or planner system (paper or electronic). This program is designed to work with and complement other time management systems such as Day-Time®, Franklin Covey and other programs and daily planners. The Time Mastery Profile also helps people to more effectively use planners, calendars, software applications, and other time-management tools to accomplish more and find greater balance in their daily lives.

Key Benefits:

Our Time Mastery Workshop with Individualized Assessment helps people in your organization:

  • Discover their time management strengths
  • Develop new skills for improved performance
  • Increase personal, team, and organizational efficiency, effectiveness, profitability and job satisfaction
  • Focus on priorities
  • Increase productivity
  • Better meet customer needs
  • Respond to opportunities
  • Reduce stress and anxiety

Contact us to schedule your Time Mastery Workshop With Individualized Assessment session today. This session is available for groups of all sizes at any U.S. location. Contact us at or 251-478-6848, ext. 700.

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On the surface, the Fair Labor Standards Act is a straightforward statute. It requires employers to pay employees at least the minimum wage for all hours worked and pay non-exempt workers at least 1 1/2 times each employee's regular rate for all hours worked beyond 40 in a workweek. Despite its easy appearance, wage and hour audits generally reveal at least one thing the audited employer is doing that does not comply with the law and sometimes the payroll administration mistakes can be costly.

Learning Objectives

MTI's Wage and Hour Law Essentials seminar provides an overview of the Fair Labor Standards Act and a practical exploration of the most common compliance issues. By the end of the seminar, participants will be able to explain the concept of a workweek and how it is used; know what it means to pay at least the minimum wage and why certain deductions are illegal; understand the broad meaning of an "hour worked;" differentiate between a salaried employee and an exempt employee; and avoid other common wage and hour pitfalls.

Who Should Attend

  • Supervisors/managers
  • Business owners
  • HR professionals
  • Payroll professionals
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Everyone who manages people needs to fully understand the implication of workplace harassment from a supervisory perspective. Making sure that every manager in your company is properly trained regarding the risks of workplace harassment, including sexual harassment, as well as on practical tips for preventing and responding to workplace harassment should be a vital part of every organization's risk management plan.

Learning Objectives

Workplace Harassment Prevention: A Management Perspective emphasizes what managers need to know to prevent and deal with harassment in the workplace.Every company's risk management plan should include providing formal training for managers on this important topic at least every two years.

Topics Covered In This Half-Day Seminar Include:

  • What workplace harassment is and is not
  • Common perceptions, myths, and facts
  • Practical tips for preventing harassment and reducing liability in the workplace
  • Employer, manager, and employee liability
  • Harassment prevention policies and procedures
  • Handling complaints
  • Additional important information

Who Should Attend

  • Supervisors
  • Managers
  • Team leaders
  • Executives
  • Business owners
  • HR professionals


Training is available at any U.S. location. Webinar training and conference presentations are also available. Contact us today to schedule training for your team. Harassment training focused on non-supervisory employees is also available.


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Have you done everything you can to make sure that your supervisors and employees are prepared to deal with a workplace violence situation if they are ever faced with one? While no one ever wants to deal with such a problem, it's a fact that such situations are becoming increasingly common in the workplace. If you want to find out what to do to reduce the likelihood of workplace violence as well as how to watch for warning signs and respond in the event of a problem, this class is for you.

Learning Objectives

Workplace violence is a growing problem in the modern business world. No type of business or individual business is immune. Learn the facts about workplace violence in addition to tips for recognizing the signs, how to respond, and what not to do in order to avoid problems from escalating.

MTI's Workplace Violence seminar is designed for managers and other professionals who are concerned with taking proactive steps to maintain a safe working environment.

Topics covered in this half-day seminar include:

  • What is workplace violence?
  • Who is affected by workplace violence?
  • Current statistics regarding workplace violence
  • 4 types of workplace violence
  • Where workplace violence comes from
  • Situations with elevated workplace violence risk
  • Triggers for workplace violence
  • Warning signs of workplace violence
  • Techniques for minimizing workplace violence
  • How to deal with the warning signs of workplace violence
  • Handing crisis situations
  • Sample company workplace violence policy
  • Workplace violence prevention tips

Who Should Attend

  • Supervisors
  • Managers
  • Team leaders
  • Executives
  • Business owners
  • HR professionals
  • Safety
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