Training Beyond the Classroom: Keys to Culture & Retention

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Your training program is one of the first impressions a new employee gets of your company. If done right, your new employee will be engaged, feel valued, and understand their role, thus having a positive impact on safety, quality, and productivity. But how do you retain that engaged employee long term? It goes far past the classroom.

Join our complimentary webinar where industry experts will challenge you to create a culture where employees are inspired to learn by thinking and applying learned behaviors outside the classroom. We’ll explore teaching strategies that reinforce optimal behaviors and encourage problem-solving, ownership, and trust.

You’ll learn: Critical elements for your employee training program Steps for a continuous skills development process How to develop your supervisors into leaders.

  • Critical elements for your employee training program
  • Steps for a continuous skills development process
  • How to develop your supervisors into leaders


Christopher Jones
Sr. Learning Systems Analyst, Conagra Brands

He is the enterprise administrator of ConAgra’s Learning Management System. During his 22 years in the food industry he’s served several production, quality assurance, continuous improvement and skill development roles. Over the past seven years he has overseen the initial implementation and subsequent upgrades of the Alchemy LMS within ConAgra’s 50+ production facilities.

Chris holds a BS in Food Science from the University of Missouri, is HACCP certified in dairy and NRTE packaged foods, an SQF practitioner, Level II SPC instructor, a member of the Association for Talent Development and serves on Missouri State University’s Design Thinking Program advisory board and Intertek/Alchemy Content Expertise Board.

Kassi Woods
Trust & Safety Trainer, LinkedIn

Her passions for teaching, training and mentoring initially started during her five years in higher education. Over the last year in a half, she dove into the food processing industry with bright eyes and a ready-to-learn mindset. Since then, she has developed engaging leadership trainings, with the help of Alchemy’s e-learning sessions. Thus far, her employees value the program and find it helpful to their everyday work lives. Currently, she is working on establishing a career track where employees find more of an intrinsic value in developing themselves for their long-term career goals. As well as, fostering the idea of mentoring in the workplace on the floor, in a holistic manner. Kassi is always up for any training challenge and strives to be a lifelong learner.

Laura Dunn Nelson
VP Food Safety & Global Alliances, Intertek Alchemy

Laura Dunn Nelson is Alchemy’s Vice President of Food Safety and Global Alliances. She brings over 30 years of experience implementing food safety and quality control programs for processing, packaging, food service, and retail operations. She has worked with global retailers and manufacturers in the implementation of their food and workplace safety programs. Laura is a graduate of University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology.

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