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SXU to host Leadership Academy of the Southwest Suburbs

Sessions to be held at Saint Xavier University’s Orland Park Campus

Chicago (Nov. 3, 2008) The Leadership Academy of the Southwest Suburbs will hold professional training seminars beginning in February 2009 at Saint Xavier University’s Orland Park campus.

LASS trains and motivates local business professionals who wish to advance their leadership capabilities and strengthen their businesses. The program will be presented in a series of eight half-day sessions led by certified instructors and regional business leaders who provide real-world experiences. Participants will have the opportunity to network and build relationships with current and future leaders in the area.

Sessions will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon on the following days:

    * Feb. 6, 2009: Defining Leadership

Renee Robinson, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Communications at Saint Xavier University
Learn the necessary skills to establish an environment in which those you lead share your vision and values.

    * Feb. 20, 2009: Personal Leadership

Lisa Glancy, Executive Coach, Aspire Executive Coaching
Learn how leadership begins with you and the decisions you make on a daily basis.

    * March 6, 2009: Effective Use of Media

Larry Minsky, Marketing Communication, Columbia College, Chicago
Learn how to use the media (newspapers, Internet and television) to promote your business.

    * March 20, 2009: Business Ethics

Nancy Cure, Dean, Enrichment Program and Services, Moraine Valley Community College
Learn how high moral values provide a positive environment for your business.

    * April 3, 2009: Training and Development

Hilary Burkinshaw, Director, CenterPoint
Learn coaching techniques to challenge those you lead to help them achieve their best.

    * April 24, 2009: Networking Your Business

Don Jones, President, DRZ Enterprises, LLC
Learn how to strengthen your business through the building of personal relationships in the community.

    * May 8, 2009: Community Panel

Honorable Edward Zabrocki, Mayor, Village of Tinley Park
John Coghill, Owner, Silver Lake Country Club
Bobbie Noonan, Owner and Director, Bobbie Noonan’s Child Care
Learn from community leaders with unique backgrounds how leadership skills have shaped their lives.

    * May 15, 2009: Managing Change

Paul Vallas, Superintendent, Recovery School District (New Orleans, La.)
Learn to plan, strategize, implement and control change in your business to ensure that it thrives, while learning how to manage unexpected changes.

    * May 21, 2009: Leadership Celebration

Silver Lake Country Club
147th Street & 82nd Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60462
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information about LASS, please call (708) 633-4711 or visit www.sxu.edu/LASS.


Contact: Rick Ducat
773-298-3325 or ducat@sxu.edu