YES 2.0 NextLevel


MTI's YES Management Training Program is one of the most dynamic executive training programs in manufacturing.   It has graduated over 350 heat treat executives, from furnace operators to company Presidents, since 1998.  Many owners and graduates are now asking, "What's the next step for a YES graduate to grow and help our company keep pace with change?"

MTI has teamed with our YES consultants, The Corps Group, to design the YES 2.0 NextLevel Program.  The program will focus on helping MTI members stay in front of fast-paced change, maximize opportunities with your teams, discover new ways of competing, and exploring manufacturing 4.0.

YES 2.0 is slated to take place in the summer of 2018 in Virginia Beach, VA over a 2 day period.  Location details will be finalized by December 31, 2017. 

The Objectives of YES 2.0 will be to:

- Refresh all graduates attending on the methodologies that they learned in YES.
- Discover what they are doing well, and where there are gaps are in leadership and company performance, in the ever changing business climate.
- Design creative ideas and strategies to fill the performance gaps, so to maximize people, productivity, and profits for the company.
- Help graduates better apply the methods of high-performing teams in order to maximize success in your plant.
- Connect YES grads with a broader network of graduates outside of the year they graduated.

The program, slated for June or July of 2018 will have the following program flow:

Day 1
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm:  Opening Night Kickoff Dinner & Reception

Day 2
8:30 am - 9:30 am:   Review YES methodology of building high-performing teams, strategy, and leadership
9:30 am - 10:30 am:  Breakdown and discuss gaps in what was learned in YES class, to what was implemented in plant upon return
10:30 am - Noon:   Innovation Breakout - design plans of action to help make positive change to keep pace with industry/market changes
1:30 pm  - 3:30 pm:  Experiential team building exercises to apply concepts of leadership, communication, and problem solving
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm:  Debrief discussion as a group, to learn lessons from the team building experience to take back to the plant
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm:  YES 2.0 Team Reception 
Day 3
9:00 am - Noon:  (6) 15-minute case study presentations from YES grads, on best practices on key elements where successful implementation was experienced. After each case study, the group will talk for 15 minutes on how they can use the ideas generated in the case studies to make positive changes in their plants.

For planning purposes, if you are interested in sending anyone to the YES 2.0 summer event, please click below and let us know.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Tom Morrison at or 904-249-0448 x103

CLICK HERE to tell MTI how many graduates you are interested in sending from your company.