JWCC offering series of leadership courses at Workforce Development Center

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QUINCY — John Wood Community College Business and Industry Training is offering a series of three classes which focus on characteristics of effective leaders, ethics, service and both leadership and communication skills — with a special emphasis on listening and engaging with others effectively.

All classes are open to the public. No application is necessary, but reservations are required. The classes will be at JWCC’s Workforce Development Center, 2710 N. 42nd.

Become the Leader Others Want to Follow focuses on the practical aspects of self-evaluation and leadership growth. Attendees learn how to evaluate and recognize servant leadership, engage in effective listening and interaction as well as learn leadership traits effective leaders have. This class will meet from 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Feb. 22.

Leading From the Front focuses on personal development practices and leadership growth. Attendees learn how to identify the value and practices of personal goal setting and evaluation of their leadership. Additionally, they learn to be motivational and create an environment of teamwork. This class will meet form 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday, March 21.

Leading to Create Other Leaders focuses on the practical aspects of delegating and setting accountability in other leaders and encourages leadership growth. Attendees learn how to have relatable development conversations and set responsibilities by engaging in “Ownership Mindset.” This class will meet from 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday, April 25.

The cost of each course is $85 per person. The rate is $65 per person if a person enrolls in all three classes before the first class. Students should register a minimum of two business days before the class. Rich Ellerman with Ellerman Consulting and Marketing will teach the courses.

For more information on these classes or to register, contact the Workforce Development Center at 217-641-4971 or visit https://www.jwcc.edu/workforce/#leadership-training.

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