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Operational Leader Program set to begin at Penn College

Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology will present the first series in its Operational Leader Program beginning Thursday.

Operational leaders are responsible for the day-to-day operation of a function within an organization, as well as helping to develop, communicate and implement strategic plans within their specific function.

Each series in the noncredit Operational Leader Program consists of three half-days of training. Series I includes Leading in Turbulent Times: An Introduction to Operational Leadership, Building Emotional Intelligence Through the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Building and Implementing Internal and External Communication Strategies.

Each session in the series is four hours long and will be offered Thursday, Feb. 14 and Feb. 21. The series need not be taken in any particular sequence, and participants may continue with Series II and III later this year. The sessions are held at the Center for Business & Workforce Development..

Instructor Eric Bergstrom is an experienced leader of organization development, human resource management and manufacturing-operations management. Bergstrom has more than 20 years of industry experience and holds a bachelor’s of science and master’s of education in training and development, as well as a doctorate in workforce education and development from The Penn State University.

For a complete listing of courses, descriptions and dates, or to register, call WDCE at 327-4775 or visit www.pct.edu/wdce.

Penn College offers management courses

For those ready to take themselves – or their businesses – to the next level, Pennsylvania College of Technology is offering a wide array of noncredit, business and management courses.

The courses, presented by Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Penn College, are held at the Center for Business & Workforce Development on the college’s main campus in Williamsport. They are taught by qualified, experienced industry experts and faculty.

Courses offered this spring include Customer Service, Working With Difficult Personalities, Workplace Motivation, Time Management, Decision Making and Problem Solving, Conducting Effective Meetings, Business Acumen, Managing Multiple Priorities, Projects and Deadlines, Effective Communications and Understanding and Appreciating Differences Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.

For a complete listing of courses, descriptions and dates, or to register, call WDCE at 327-4775 or visit www.pct.edu/wdce.

Quick Start leadership program offered locally

Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology will present the first series in its Quick Start Leadership program beginning Friday.

High-performing individuals often are tapped for leadership roles with little or no training in effective leadership.

The program assists participants in launching their leadership careers and facilitates leadership teams by presenting common approaches to issues leaders may face.

The Quick Start Leadership Program consists of two five-hour training sessions. The program includes Transitioning Into Your New Leadership Role, Understanding and Developing Your Leadership Style, Communicating Critical Job Information and Performing Legally and Ethically.

The sessions will run on Friday and Feb. 15, with a second session offered on April 19 and 26. The program will be held at the Center for Business & Workforce Development.

The courses also can be customized and delivered at employer locations.

Instructor Eric Bergstrom is an experienced leader of organization development, human resource management and manufacturing-operations management.

Bergstrom has more than 20 years of industry experience and holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Education in training and development, as well as a doctorate in workforce education and development from Penn State University.

For a complete listing of courses, descriptions and dates, or to register, call WDCE at 327-4775 or visit www.pct.edu/wdce.

Zumba-thon fundraiser slated Feb. 20 at LHU

LOCK HAVEN – Jump start progress on your new year’s resolution and join Lock Haven University’s upcoming Zumba-thon – a dance fitness party for a good cause.

The Criminal Justice Honors Society (Alpha Phi Sigma) and the Professional Business Fraternity (Alpha Kappa Psi) are co-sponsoring the Zumba-thon fundraiser from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 20.

Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center.

The cost is $3 per student and $5 per community member. Proceeds benefit Lock Haven’s Women’s Center and the sponsoring student groups.

Free parking is provided in the white-lined spaces in the parking lots around the Student Recreation Center (no decal required). Licensed student and faculty Zumba instructors will lead the event and include:

Dr. Katherine Pantaleo, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice.

Dr. Cori Myers, Business and Computer Science Department Chair.

Ms. Mallory Conti, Recreation Management Major.

Ms. Meghan Dashe, Communication Major

The evening will be a dance fitness-party with door prizes, guest appearances and- Zumba dances.

Participants must be 18 years of age or older.