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‘Quick Start Leadership’ Program Offered at Penn College


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

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 information on transitioning into a new leadership role, understanding and developing a leadership style, communicating critical job information, and performing legally and ethically.

The sessions will run from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 and 30 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 Bud Rutherford has extensive classroom experience and an industrial background that includes steel manufacturing, distribution and oil field employment. He has worked closely with human resource departments in recruiting, hiring and providing new employee orientation.

As both a training manager and safety manager, Rutherford has a proven record of working closely with all levels of management and production-floor employees. Using that experience, he helps participants develop their leadership skills to achieve employer goals in the workplace.

He has developed and delivered training in customer service, team building, fundamentals of manufacturing, leadership and safety at various employee levels.

Call WDCE at 570-327-4775 or visit WDCE (under “Courses”) for a complete course listing, descriptions, dates or to register.

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

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