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Quick Start Leadership Program to Be Offered at Penn College

High performers are often selected for leadership roles based on demonstrated technical skills.

A 10-hour noncredit program at Pennsylvania College of Technology next month will assist individuals in launching leadership careers using several common approaches. The sessions will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 12 and 19 at the Center for Business & Workforce Development on Penn College’s main campus in Williamsport.

Instruction can also be customized and delivered at employer locations.

Participants will learn to transition into new leadership roles with confidence; understand and develop a leadership style; communicate effectively, set clear expectations and provide feedback; and understand when to refer issues to legal or human resource professionals.

The program consists of two five-hour training sessions and includes experiential activities that will help learners apply concepts to relevant workplace situations. Topics covered include: Transitioning Into Your New Leadership Role, Understanding and Developing Your Leadership Style, Communicating Critical Job Information, and Performing Legally and Ethically.

The instructor, James Hoy, is an experienced leader of project management, human resource management and manufacturing/operations management. Hoy, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Penn State, has developed and delivered many leadership programs tailored to support operational strategy.

A Certified Project Management Professional and a Certified Public Accountant (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.

Visit WDCE (under Courses) or call for a complete course listing, descriptions, and dates or to register.

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