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Leadership training provides opportunity for professionals to advance careers

Daniel Kington
March 28, 2018

“You are a Leader,” an upcoming training hosted by Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs Leadership Academy, will help attendees harness the individual leadership qualities that they already possess as a springboard for career development. The training, which is open to all, will take place on April 19 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at OHIO’s Dublin Center and will feature two sessions, including a morning session that provides participants with tools to recognize their own leadership abilities and an afternoon session that delves into the topic of professional ethics.

The morning session, facilitated by the Voinovich School’s special projects coordinator, Sarah Nykl, will help participants understand how they can leverage their personality traits for success in communication, their social lives and their careers. The session will help participants to identify those personality traits by utilizing the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, a personality test that measures psychological preferences regarding how participants perceive the world and make decisions.

The afternoon session, focused on professional ethics, will be facilitated by Bernhard Debatin, a professor of multimedia policy at OHIO’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and the director of the Institute for Applied and Professional Ethics. Because all professional leaders confront professional ethics, the session will address the fundamental premise of stewardship and the duties of public administrators in order to help participants meet high standards and provide accountability to the public. The session will introduce participants to a tool that facilitates ethically informed critical thinking in day-to-day decision-making.

The training costs $250 per person, including breakfast and lunch. Those interested in participating may click here for more information, or click here to register. Questions may be directed to the Voinovich School’s director of executive education, Jay Johnson, at johnsj18@ohio.edu or 614.793.5685.