Right now I'm a team lead in a federal agency and while I don't have any management authority my supervisor routinely delegates various management responsibilities to me. He's retiring in about one year and has encouraged me on several occasions to apply for his position when he goes.
I have a BBA in management information systems with a minor in communications but I would like to get some training under my belt that I can list on my resume to make me appear more desirable as a candidate for management. While I'd love to go to a MT conference I doubt that I could talk my management into sponsoring a non-supervisory employee to go. :( Any training I get would probably have to be provided by a local university or a traveling seminar that comes into town. Any recommendations of what I should look for?
I should note that I've already covered many of the "hard skills" through my BBA (EEO, operations, business law, etc.) and I'm looking to get better with my "soft skills."