2017 YES Preparation Details

YES 2017 Preparation Details

Welcome to the MTI 2017 YES Management Training Program.  During the next year you are going to enjoy a very engaging, interactive and educational experience.  The YES program combines in class learning, experiential exercises, online learning and plant tours to help maximize your abilities in leadership, strategic planning and building high performing teams.

During the course of the YES program, there are numerous details and requirements you will need to take care of.  This page outlines each and every detail so you may coordinate your logistics and have everything you need to make sure your YES experience is an enjoyable and exciting one.  Please read the following details and take action where requested:

Please take the time to reserve your rooms prior to the cut-off dates for each meeting.


  • SESSION 1:  Phoenix, AZ - Feb 22-24:  CLICK HERE

  • SESSION 2:  Philadelphia, PA - May 24-26:  CLICK HERE

  • SESSION 3:  Detroit, MI - July 19-21:  CLICK HERE

  • SESSION 4/GRADUATION:  San Diego, CA - Sep 14-16:  CLICK HERE




ELEMENT 1:  Leadership Test Analysis (CLICK HERE to Download)

Every YES student is required to take the Leadership Test.  Click the link above, open up the spreadsheet, follow the directions, save the excel file under your name and then email it back to Tom Morrison at tom@heattreat.net prior to January 31, 2017.


ELEMENT 2:  3-Slides, 2-Minute Company Presentation

With such a diverse group of individuals in the YES program from many different companies, during the second YES program in May, you will be asked to develop a 2-minute, 3-slide presentation to share with the team,  your company story and what your company specializes in.


ELEMENT 3:  Creative Plant Round Table Discussions

Every class of YES brings a very different form of issues they are challenged with in their plants.  Some of the issues are safety, quality, finding good people and how to deal with difficult customers.  Throughout the sessions, you will engage in round table team discussions to tackle the three most pressing issues we feel are common to the group as a whole.  Be thinking about what issues you would want to hear peer feedback on during these sessions.

ELEMENT 4:  Life Development Plan (LDP)

In session 2, you will be provided a PowerPoint template for you to develop your Life Development Plan.  This LDP outlines what your goals and action steps will be over the next 12 months upon graduating from the YES program to reach your goals both personally and professionally.  These will be due by September 15, 2017, prior to the final session. We will discuss the LDP development in detail in session 3.



As each of you log in to your profile in the MTI members only area, you can access the YES 2017 Class Discussion Forum by clicking the My Connections tab and then Communities in the drop down menu.  Click ENTER to the right of the 2017 YES Class to enter the group.  Throughout the class, you will be able to interact with your class in this private forum 24/7.  The system is easy to post and reply to discussion posts.  Upon receiving an email notification of a post, you click "Reply To Group" in the notice and your reply via email is automatically placed in the discussion forum.   We will go over the system more in depth in the first session in February.  The first item you will be asked to post is "How you got into the heat treating industry."



You are required to complete the Heat Treat Technical Specialist  (HTTS) program as well as a number of elective courses in management.  Niki Mann from the MTI office will enroll you in each course on a timely basis.  As you are enrolled in each course, you will receive an email with a link to the MTI Academy and your username and password to enter the online training and to complete your course work.



As an executive in the YES Program, you have access to all of the technical training within the MTI Online Academy for Heat Treaters.  To take any of the courses, visit the course catalog by CLICKING HERE and email Niki Mann at niki@heattreat.net the courses you wish to be enrolled in.  As you complete courses, you can email her the next coursework you would like to enroll in.


The following are three books we highly recommend you read during this 10-month program.  These books have incredible content on leadership, team development, communication and a winning attitude.  They will compliment all 4-sessions you will take part in.

How Successful People Think by John Maxwell (CLICK HERE)

It's Your Ship by Michael Abrashoff (CLICK HERE)

Switch by Chip and Dan Heath (CLICK HERE)

How to Say Anything to Anyone by Shari Harley (CLICK HERE)

If you have any questions regarding the YES program, feel free to contact the MTI office at 904-249-0448 or info@heattreat.net.