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Leadership Institute 2016 Begins This Week

SPRINGFIELD — Western New England University and the Springfield Regional Chamber are partnering to offer “Leadership 2016: Skills for Personal, Organizational, and Community Development.” Seven consecutive sessions will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. every Thursday from Feb. 11 through March 24.

This year’s Leadership Institute includes an emphasis on strategies and techniques designed to create high-energy and high-involvement leadership. Sessions will focus on problem solving, learning to ask the right questions, and implementing creative and innovative solutions for both nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Participants will actively explore best practices of leaders; analyze their own leadership, learning, and problem-solving styles; and experience the synergies that result from high-performing teams. The emphasis will be on experiential activities that provide opportunities to identify, develop, and refine skill sets for effective leadership.

The tuition cost, including a day trip to Boston and graduation dinner, is $885 per participant. All sessions are held in the TD Bank Conference Center, 1441 Main St., Springfield. Parking will be validated. For more information about the program application process, or tuition, contact Kara Cavanaugh at (413) 755-1310 or [email protected]. This program is sponsored by MassMutual Financial Group and supported by the Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation.