Inaugural Leadership Conference Excels

Posted by lsuggs | 10/16/2013 12:12 PM

(Augusta, GA) – Paine College held its Inaugural Leadership Conference on Thursday, October 10, 2013 on the campus of the College. The “Transformative and Innovative Leadership” Conference was well attended by faculty, staff, students and business leaders.  The cadre of eminent leaders presented on various topics such as Ethical Leadership, Six Sigma Leadership, Information Technology Leadership, Entrepreneur Spirit  Leadership, and Mergers and Acquisitions Leadership. 

The attendees were very engaged with the eminent leaders as they provided cutting edge knowledge from recent scholarly research and practices. Many of the attendees stated that the knowledge they acquired would definitely make them a better ethical leader, as well as impact their profit/loss statement while improving their organizational processes.

 Dr. David L. Chamblee, Dean for the School of Professional Studies, stated, “This type of conference gives our faculty a platform to present their scholarly research and offers faculty and students an opportunity to engage with business leaders in an effort to stay abreast with the most recent technologies being used in industry. Further, it gives Paine College an opportunity to develop strategic partnerships with industry leaders that will potentially lead to financial support for the College’s academic programs”.

Dr. Samuel Sullivan, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at the College, believes a conference such as this is a win-win situation for the Institution, the Augusta community, and the region.  “We are looking forward to the 2nd Annual Leadership Conference! We encourage the Augusta community to continue to support this new initiative at Paine College,” shared Sullivan.

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Photo caption: Michelle Gethers-Clark, seen here presenting to the attendees of the Leadership Conference, is the CEO and President of United Way of Greater Greensboro, North Carolina.