Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Business Administration


The purpose of this study is to follow the development of a supervisor training program at the Reynolds Metals Company’s South Plant. In most respects, the initial program followed the principles of training set down in this chapter.

At the present time the program has been in progress one year and the second year has been planned. The program is not represented here as an example of a perfect supervisor training program (if indeed such a program exists). This paper is a record of what was done and an explanation of the reasoning used by management in developing the program. An evaluation of the program in relation to the general principles of training and especially in relation to the objectives of the program will be presented in later chapters.