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  • 10 Years of Developing Leaders Worth Following with Leadership Institute

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    March 17, 2021

    MIDDLETOWN, VA – March 16, 2021 – To prepare tomorrow’s business leaders today, Lord Fairfax Community College Workforce Solutions is collaborating with leading business experts to offer an advanced training program, Leadership Institute. Now in its 10th year, this proven and trusted leadership training program has served 217 leaders and 35 companies in and around the LFCC service region.

    The Leadership Institute is designed to help a cohort of new and emerging leaders from the business community develop and grow their understanding and application of leadership skills. Participants will take a deep dive into several relevant competency-based leadership topics with dedicated time to collaborate and develop action items to implement in the workplace.


    Comments from Past Participants:


    “As I embark on my first management position, this course definitely has guided me down the path that would have taken years to find on my own. Saved me a lot of trial and error. Great jump start.”


    “It is great to hear the institute has been going on for 10 years. The institute has helped me understand the variations in mindsets among generations in the workforce and how to find ways to manage misunderstandings that result from those differences. Thank you for all the work you have put into this program.”

    “My experience in taking the leadership class was very impressive to me. I am in no way a school person, but Larry at LFCC made this class interesting to me and gave me a desire to go. I find myself now thinking more clearly when doing a project, making sure I have all my “nuggets” in place. I have seen myself become better organized. Although I thought I was pretty-well organized before, I was wrong. The class helped me find better words to use when talking to employees and to be able to have fun while at work. I would highly recommend this class to anyone in a leader classification and above.”


    “It has helped me to better understand my role in the organization. I have already seen situations that I would have handled differently before attending this class. I feel that it has made me a better employee and more valuable to the company.”


    “As part of the 2012 class, I was still new to the manager position. I have attended a lot of trainings in my years and this was by far the best learning experience I have ever had! How it was set up to attend at different businesses, with diverse educators who specialized in the subject matter really helped me gain a broader knowledge of leadership. It wasn’t just this is “how to,” it was “WE DO.” Having classmates from all other forms of business helped share that different approach and knowledge of how things were done or could be done. It also created a special bond and network with the team I attended with, and still communicate with today. I definitely recommend to ALL folks who want to be in leadership.”


    Taught by experts with more than 15 years’ experience, this professional development program gives participants the chance to explore how leadership insights and real-world skills can provide relevant illustrations and engaging stories to help organizations deliver the type of long-term results they are capable of delivering.        

    11 sessions are held on the second Thursday of the month, starting on April 8, 2021, and concluding on February 10, 2022. Each session is 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and held at various local organizations.

    Program costs includes all materials, refreshments, and lunch.

    For more information or to register, contact: Larry Baker, Corporate Training Sales Manager 540-868-7283 | lbaker@lfcc.edu, or visit LFCCWorkforce.com/LI.