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Chamber holds First Time Manager training

About 20 people took part in the recent First Time Manager training in Jamestown. Attendees came from a number of cities in the region. Submitted photo

The Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with TrainND and the Jamestown-Stutsman Development Corp. hosted a First Time Manager training at the chamber offices. The training was presented by Mary Beth Burns, a trainer for TrainND. There were 20 attendees from various businesses the region, including Lisbon, Hankinson, Grand Forks, Carrington, Devils Lake, Edgeley, Ellendale, Bismarck, Valley City, West Fargo, Linton and Jamestown.  

The training was designed to help first-time managers overcome challenging career transitions.  This class was based on the No. 1 best-selling book “The New One Minute Manager” by Ken Blanchard to introduce four core conversations and coaching skills that first-time managers need to achieve success. The participants engaged in an interactive class, with role playing and active listening to help them experience the skills necessary to become a good manager.  

The chamber, TrainND and JSDC will host additional business training during the summer and fall. Businesses in need of any type of training are encouraged to contact the chamber at 252-4830. Registration for training can be accessed online at