Genesee's BEST Center Graduates First Class of Building Leadership Excellence Students

The BEST Center at Genesee Community College is pleased to announce the first class of Building Leadership Excellence students have completed their 12-week leadership course. Building Leadership Excellence is an intensive, hands-on program designed to develop the proven skills needed to manage, influence, create, inspire and lead organizations.

The BEST Center at Genesee Community College is pleased to announce the first class of Building Leadership Excellence students have completed their 12-week leadership course. Building Leadership Excellence is an intensive, hands-on program designed to develop the proven skills needed to manage, influence, create, inspire and lead organizations. Participants learn to think and act strategically, resulting in enhanced management performance and improved organizational skills in decision making, coaching, innovative problem solving and conflict resolution.

Building Leadership Excellence is a program designed for managers, supervisors, team leaders, and future leaders. Each session is filled with real-life examples and practical techniques for achieving results. Topics covered include communicating effectively, understanding personal styles, mentoring, creative problem solving, building strong teams and several other key management issues.

“Building Leadership Excellence is a great opportunity for managers from all walks of life and industries to come together and work in an engaging and dynamic team environment,” Lina LaMattina, Director at The BEST Center said. “Today’s organizations are looking for innovative leadership and this program offers that knowledge and skills set to the participants.”

Congratulations to our first graduating class! We know these leaders are doing great things in their organizations:

  • Joyce Kingdom, Genesee ARC, Batavia
  • Paul Saskowski, Genesee ARC, Batavia
  • Joanna Barefoot, GCC
  • Laura Keenan, GCC
  • Judy Welch, Livingston/Wyoming ARC
  • Mary Pat Hancock, Genesee County Legislature
  • Matt Slezak, Texas Brine
  • Joseph Demmer, Jr., Willow Group
  • June Redden, Willow Group
  • Robyn Brookhart, Liberty Pumps
  • Dave Williams, Liberty Pumps
  • Erica Southwood, Livingston/Wyoming ARC

The next Building Leadership Excellence program will begin in August with a full-day kick off session on August 11, 2011 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Participants will attend 10 half-day sessions from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on August 18 and 25, September 8, 15 and 22, October 6, 13 and 20, and November 3 and 10. A graduation celebration, that includes final project presentations to participants’ supervisors, will take place in a full-day session on November 17, 2011. This intensive, skill-building program also incorporates 10 hours of one-on-one coaching for each participant in an effort to enhance their ability to apply their new learning and skills to their workplace.

Genesee Community College’s BEST Center (focused on Business and Employee Skills Training) is a local provider of business consulting, community training and workshops for companies of all sizes and in all industries. The BEST Center offers a variety of tailored programs on-location at businesses across the GLOW region, or at any of Genesee Community College’s seven campus locations (Albion, Arcade, Batavia, Dansville, Lima, Medina and Warsaw).

For further information on The BEST Center, please contact Lina LaMattina, director, at 343-0055 ext. 6299 or visit The BEST Center online at www.bestcenter.org.

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