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Friday, June 24, 2011 - 1:25pm

Nearly 20 JCC faculty and staff members completed the first JCC Leadership Academy program recently.

In partnership with the Institute for Community College Development at Cornell University, JCC is participating in a program to develop and enhance the leadership skills of its employees.

Susan Bronstein, executive director of human resources and college-wide safety, and Grant Umberger, director of continuing education, administered the academy, which included completion of an individual skill inventory, intensive half-day workshops, and consultation with mentors who are leaders at JCC.

“We covered a range of topics that included communication, conflict resolution, managing change, and diversity,” Ms. Bronstein said. “This was an opportunity for participants to grow and develop their leadership skills which in turn benefits the college on multiple levels.”

“Participants also worked on a project that gave them the opportunity to put their knowledge and skills to work while contributing to JCC's strategic plan.” Umberger added.

Receiving plaques for their work in the leadership academy were Jeffrey Davis, assistant professor of mathematics; Linda Fye, senior human resources specialist; Amy Hadley, interim director of residence life; David Jeffery, associate professor of computer science; Jeff Joy, senior computer technician; Heather Panczykowski, associate professor and director of the occupational therapy program; Rachel Phillips, senior financial aid assistant; Amy Rupp, senior project manager - library automation systems; Tammy Smith, interim assistant dean of student development; and Sarah Tranum, associate professor of occupational therapy program.

Program mentors, including Jim Chimenti, Nelson Garifi, Nichole Gonzalez, Eileen Goodling, Catherine Iannello, Ellen Lehning, Roz Newton, John Sayegh, Jean Schrader, and Laurie Vorp, were recognized for their contributions to the program.

 

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