Penn College Offers Quick Start Leadership Program in March, April

Published 03.12.2014

Workforce Development

High-performing individuals are often selected for leadership roles with little or no training in effectiveness. The Quick Start Leadership program, presented by Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology, assists those launching such careers and facilitates teamwork by presenting common approaches to issues that leaders may face.

The noncredit program, which consists of two training sessions (five hours each), includes experiential activities that will help apply concepts to relevant workplace situations. Topics include 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 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 25 and April 1 at the Center for Business & Workforce Development on the college’s main campus in Williamsport. The program can also be customized and delivered at employer locations.

Instructor James Hoy is an experienced leader of project management, human resource management and manufacturing/operations management and has developed and delivered many leadership programs tailored to support operational strategy. He earned his bachelor’s degree and Master’s in Business Administration from Penn State.

A Certified Project Management Professional and a Certified Public Accountant (currently on inactive status), Hoy spent 11 years at Penn State, where he served as a faculty member in Management Development Programs and Services. Prior to joining the university, he served in a variety of management positions and has experience leading plantwide training and facilitating continuous-improvement efforts in both manufacturing and nonmanufacturing areas.

Contact WDCE at 570-327-4775 or visit the WDCE website (under Courses) for a complete course listing, descriptions and dates – or to register.

For information on credit offerings at Penn College, visit the Academic Schools page.

For more about the college, which is celebrating its Centennial throughout 2014, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.