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New leadership series for Pensacola community leaders

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New leadership series for Pensacola community leaders

The University of West Florida is launching the Continuing Education Leadership Friday Series, held over the course of seven Fridays from Sept. 7, 2018, to April 12, 2019.

In partnership with Dr. Athena du Pré, Distinguished University Professor in Communication and Dr. Jane Halonen, psychology professor, each 4-hour session will feature workshops covering two important leadership topics.

The Leadership Friday Series allows employers to further develop members of their leadership teams or to begin developing those with strong leadership potential. Collaborative workshops will focus on harnessing leadership energy and empowering team members to enhance innovation, collaboration and forward thinking.

Patti Spaniola, director of UWF Continuing Education, said the goal of the workshop is to inspire individuals to confidently lead their teams by developing strategies that enhance specific leadership styles. It also supports the department’s mission to cultivate personal and professional development opportunities in the community.

“Local businesses having access to accessible workshops, led by nationally recognized faculty members, make this a standout series,” Spaniola said. “By uniting a group of local leaders from different industries, participants will experience invaluable networking opportunities and learn firsthand how their skills translate across all businesses.”

From time management practices to team building, the Leadership Friday Series will provide tactics to achieve desirable workplace outcomes.

Registration is $1,800 per seat for the entire series. For each full price seat purchased, one additional seat may be purchased at half price. Employers can send the same employees to every workshop, or divide the sessions among different team members.

“The Leadership Fridays Series is instructionally and functionally designed around short workshops, covering a variety of topics to keep leaders inspired without taking too much time away from the office,” Spaniola said. “This flexibility serves organizations by allowing them to selectively send employees to workshops based on individual strengths and weaknesses.”

To learn more or to reserve a place in the Leadership Friday Series, please visit uwf.edu/leadershipfridays.

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