Podcast On Why Your Team Should Attend Leadercast 2019

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The Valley Today radio show (The River 95.3 WZRV) was live (on tape) from Lord Fairfax Community College for a conversation with Guy Curtis, Director of Marketing, Business & Industry Training for LFCC Workforce Solutions and Jeanian Clark, Vice President of Workforce Solutions and Continuing Education. Continue reading Podcast On Why Your Team Should Attend Leadercast 2019

Leadership Institute Graduates Thirty New Leaders

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Photo taken on February 22, 2019 at the 2018-2019 Leadership Institute Graduation.

Congratulations to the graduates of LFCC Workforce Solution’s seventh Leadership Institute program. There were thirty participants from nine local organizations that successfully completed the program. Continue reading Leadership Institute Graduates Thirty New Leaders

In an Active Shooter Situation⏤You have about 2–3 Minutes to Make the Right Decision

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According to FBI.gov, 29% of active shooter incidents occurred in schools and 40% occurred in businesses.

Losing just one person to an armed intruder/active shooter – is one too many. Active shooter incidents are often unpredictable and evolve quickly. In the midst of the chaos, anyone can play an integral role in mitigating the impacts of an active shooter incident. Continue reading In an Active Shooter Situation⏤You have about 2–3 Minutes to Make the Right Decision

Creating Winning Relationships with Molly Fletcher

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Molly Fletcher
CEO, Keynote Speaker, and Author

Molly Fletcher spent 20 years in one of the most competitive workspaces in the world: the sports agency business. Molly says there’s a common misconception about the industry, though. People often think it’s space where everyone yells, screams beats their chests and gets sideways at the drop of a hat, but that couldn’t be further from the truth, she says. It’s all about relationship-building. Listen to Molly Fletcher’s podcast on Creating Winning Relationships

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Harness the Power of a Professional Credential, PACE

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Becoming professionally certified can mean the difference between a job offer, a raise, a promotion—or falling behind your peers. Professional certification proves to higher-ups and hiring decision-makers that you’re a leader and a valuable resource they can rely on. It is evidence of your commitment to your job as well as to the administrative profession.

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Learn to Effectively Manage Projects and Improve Your Employability

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Managing Projects?

Want to become more employable in a few short months? A recent U.S. News and World Report study revealed that project management is one of the top three skills employers are looking for. Did you know that PMP can also provide a significant advantage when it comes to salary and earning potential? Among survey respondents to PMI’s Earning Power Salary Survey, those with a PMP certification garner a higher salary (20% higher on average) than those without a PMP certification. Continue reading Learn to Effectively Manage Projects and Improve Your Employability

Engaging and Retaining Talent Certificate Series

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One of the most critical issues facing organizations today is how to retain the employees you want to keep. The problem is that most organizations stop at the superficial level. They don’t develop a comprehensive strategy to address the challenge of keeping their best people. This certificate series is designed to build your skills in engaging and retaining the talent at your organization. Register for the entire series or individual classes. Consider the value of building your skills in this area. All sessions include a light breakfast!

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Women in Leadership Series

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Establish Yourself as a Prominent Woman Leader

This three-course series examines the issues facing women in leadership positions and offers strategies for handling them. Whether you are in a formal or informal leadership role, join us to take a deeper dive into these three focus areas. Invest in yourself and reap the rewards of reaching your fullest leadership potential!

Women in Leadership Series Includes:

  • Radiate Confidence
  • Fail Forward
  • Super-Power Your Network

Meet your instructors and see more information below on each course.

Radiate Confidence

Explore the neuroscience behind women and confidence and what it means to quiet the inner critic and conquer self-doubt to advance your career path. Immerse yourself in a challenging, real-life scenario in which you identify specific tactics for increasing your confidence.

May 9, 2019, Thu 11 AM – 2 PM Fauquier Campus
May 23, 2019, Thu 11 AM – 2 PM Middletown Campus

Instructor: Amelia J. Stansell

Fail Forward

It’s not about failing; it’s about learning and growing as a leader. Explore the consequences of fear of failure and the impact a fixed versus growth mindset can have on your ability to take risks. Learn how to mitigate risks by forming a safety net that enables you to jump into the unknown…and achieve extraordinary things!

June 7, 2019, Wed 11 AM – 2 PM Fauquier Campus

Instructor: Brandi Sheetz

Super-Power Your Network

Yes, it is who you know. Explore ve kinds of networks you need to nurture and develop your career. More importantly, you learn how to sell your value to potential advocates and champions to receive that invitation to connect and stay connected.

July 11, 2019, Thu 11 AM – 2 PM Fauquier Campus

Instructor: Amelia J. Stansell

Meet Your Instructors

Amelia J. Stansell joined Middleburg Bank as the Community Executive and Commercial Relationship Manager in October 2014 after eight years with BB&T. Amelia uses her experience from financial planning and as a small business owner to help her clients with their business planning, and financial growth strategies.  She has a large portfolio of commercial clients predominately in Fauquier and Prince William Counties.

As a skilled networker, Amelia built a successful financial planning practice in Boise, Idaho which she sold to large Utah based bank which she met and caught the eye of through business networking.  When she moved to Virginia in 2006 she rebuilt a portfolio of commercial and small business clients through the power of networking.  She is a natural pay it forward connector who strives to find ways to connect the people she meets to find win-win opportunities for them whether or not she sees a direct benefit to herself.

Amelia has led strategic planning sessions for the Experience Old Town Warrenton Board of Directors, Town of Warrenton Economic Development Department and Leadership Fauquier Class of 2018.  Her passion for developing leaders has led her to become an Adjunct Professor at Lord Fairfax Community College where she facilitates leadership training in the Leadership Institute and Women’s Leadership Series. She also co-facilities Leadercast events for LFCC.

Brandi Sheetz, SHRM-SCP, is an engaging human resources leader who brings excitement and energy to the programs she’s leading. Brandi’s diverse background in both the public and private sector with practice areas including higher education, telecommunications, and healthcare, allows her to readily connect with her students. She’s known for her keen insight and problem solving, helping leaders to bridge the gap to higher levels of organizational performance through the application of human resource principles.  With over 15 years of human resources experience, including recruitment, employee relations, compensation, benefits, employee engagement, and organizational development, her strongest asset is the ability to align the human resource function with the operations of the business. Brandi has a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and numerous professional certifications.

Discount Alert: Each class is $129 or if bundled together, only $379!
All sessions include lunch!

Women in Leadership Series – Fauquier Campus

Women in Leadership Series – Middletown Campus

Lunch And Learn Leadership Courses

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Introducing Our Winter Spring 2016 Lunch & Learn CoursesLunch-and-Learn

For the new, experienced or any front-line supervisor and manager, our Lunch & Learn series of classes will surely get you on track with your staff management plan. Lunch included and opportunity to network with area business professionals!

Resolving Conflict on the Frontlines

Conflict is an inevitable part of work. Whether between individuals or teams, at some point, conflict will arise and need to be addressed. But resolving conflict doesn’t need to be a negative experience, in fact, managing conflict can be a catalyst for positive change. This half-day program explores various work relationships and their impact on the employee, how business relationships can be managed to avoid unnecessary conflict, how to use effective resolution steps when conflict occurs, and how to deal with difficult people when managing conflict.

Apr 29     Fri 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM     MIDD    Learn More/Register

Assertiveness Skills

Assertiveness skills are crucial to professional development, as well as other aspects of life. You will learn to ask for what you need, handle confrontations gracefully, and how to put ideas forward with confidence. Not only do these skills improve teamwork, focus discussions, and build relationships, but they also help individuals to become competent, constructive, confident, and perform at their best.

May 20    Fri 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM    MIDD   Learn More/Register

Toughest Supervisor Challenges

When dealing with issues such as employee performance, personality clashes, and conflict, the truth is that there are no quick fixes. Successful supervisors know it takes time to do what’s best for the long-term success of the organization, its employees, and even themselves. They also know that they can overcome just about any challenge by exercising the “three keys”: realism, restraint, and resolve. The Toughest Supervisor Challenges gives both new and experienced managers the supervisory skills, tools, and techniques they need to evaluate the situation at hand and choose the appropriate response.

Apr 15    Fri 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM    MIDD    Learn More/Register

Navigating Difficult Conversations

Difficult conversations are inevitable in any workplace. Those conversations can create unhappiness, stress, and tension. They can also impair and even destroy relationships. When handled poorly, they are likely to result in serious problems that interfere with productivity and leave everyone involved feeling frustrated and dissatisfied. As a Frontline Supevisor, you can’t avoid these kinds of conversations, but you can learn how to handle them more effectively. Developing the ability to handle these challenges will pay off in terms of reduced stress, increased confidence, improved relationships, increased trust, fewer problems, better teamwork, higher productivity, and better career opportunities.

Jun 17    Fri 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM    MIDD    Learn More/Register