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CIS offers team assessments, vital statistics at The Utility Expo

August 9, 2021  By Crane & Hoist Canada Staff

A Vital Statistics Report is an in-depth analysis, providing insight into team and leader alignment. Photo courtesy CIS.

Crane Industry Services (CIS), a full-service training provider serving utility, energy, government, and construction markets, will highlight solutions for both skilled trades workers and leadership during The Utility Expo which runs Sept. 28-30, 2021, in Louisville, Ky.

During the show, attendees can participate in a brief, free assessment of their crew’s communication and feedback skills, emotional intelligence, processes, accountability, and cohesion.

Results are delivered on site and can be compared to aggregate industry data, CIS said in a press release.

“This assessment is a powerful first step in helping utility crews reduce risk and improve productivity,” said Peter Krammer, senior partner, Okos Partners and TradeUp senior advisor.


“To get a comprehensive understanding of the health of your leadership culture, you need input from the entire team,” said Krammer.

In addition to the individual assessment, detailed Vital Statistics Reports are available for assessing your whole team or department. This in-depth analysis provides insight into team and leader alignment as well as provides an estimate of how much lost productivity is costing you.

“When crews are in sync, productivity and safety results can soar,” said Krammer

TradeUp workforce development

CIS uses training and assessment tools to help public and investor-owned utilities, rural cooperatives, and the utility contractors who serve them, achieve organizational excellence.

Workforce development encompasses four key areas — recruitment, assessment, training, and leadership. CIS and Okos Partners work with employers to evaluate and execute workforce development plans in these four areas with its customizable TradeUp program.

In addition, CIS will co-locate with CM Labs Simulations, developer of Vortex training simulators. CIS uses Vortex simulators as part of its comprehensive training programs to help operators build transferrable skills and to help employers capture metrics to make re-skilling and up-skilling an efficient part of a workforce development plan.

CIS is an accredited training and assessment sponsor for NCCER and is an authorized provider of certification testing for NCCER and NCCCO.

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