Leadership Institute at Columbus State University to Host New Program for Emerging and Front-Line Leaders

COLUMBUS, Ga. -- The Leadership Institute at Columbus State University will host “How Deep is Your Bench? Leadership Excellence Certification for Rookie Leaders,” a new series of programs for front-line managers and emerging leaders.

Beginning in January, sessions will be held from 8 a.m. - noon on the third Friday of each month in Columbus State University’s Cunningham Center.

In a 2014 survey by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, 77 percent of respondents said front-line managers are important in helping their organization reach business goals, yet only 12 percent said their organization currently invests sufficiently in the development of front-line managers. A lack of leadership development for front-line managers negatively impacts employee engagement, productivity, quality, customer service and turnover, the report said. Because they are great workers, many front-line employees are promoted, but many lack people-management skills and discover that achieving results through others is a challenge.

“We have had people ask for this type of program at almost every event we attend,” said Shana Young, director of the Leadership Institute at CSU. “We designed ‘How Deep is Your Bench?’ with those requests in mind. With interactive and entertaining sessions titled ‘Not Right or Wrong, Just Different,’ ‘Working With You is Killing Me,’ and ‘Change is Good, You Go First,’ attendees will learn relevant skills they can use in their professional and personal lives.”

Participants can choose to attend one session or attend them all. Individual sessions start at $149 each. The full program and Leadership Excellence Certification is $1,199, a savings of $490 versus purchasing individual sessions.

View the full program, including session descriptions and dates, and enroll your employees today at https://leadership.columbusstate.edu/sessions.php.

About the Leadership Institute at Columbus State University
The Leadership Institute at Columbus State University is a university-based consulting group that provides expertise and training in leadership development, team building, assessments, executive coaching and strategic planning. Founded in 2005, the Leadership Institute has worked with more than 150 organizations and helped develop thousands of leaders. For more information, visit www.ColumbusState.edu/Leadership.