EMI is a formal education program that provides participants with one week of management education per year in successive years. It develops leadership and management skills by delivering a comprehensive understanding of principles and practices relevant to textile services operations.
Each year of the program includes over 30 hours of instruction over a 4-day period. Attendees complete each year of an annual sequence, finishing each EMI phase before advancing to the next. This delivers the maximum networking benefit as they remain with the same classmates year after year and develop strong bonds with them. The staying power of these professional networks attests to the value of EMI not only for the classroom interaction, but the informal exchange of ideas and experiences in the program’s social settings.
Participants gain practical insight specific to the textile services industry and operations that can be immediately applied to motivate and inspire co-workers and employees to streamline production, improve productivity and increase profitability, including:
- Establishing team-building skills and professional network
- Developing effective leadership and communications skills
- Managing innovation and change
- Motivating and inspiring employees and reducing conflict
- Understanding effective management principles and best practices