This year’s class had 25 participants from various organizations throughout Northwest Ottawa County.
The graduates were presented with a certificate of completion by the program’s director, Nancy Manglos. Aida Tanaka of Shape Corp. represented the participants and talked about their Leadership Connect experience.
Leadership Connect provided class members with the opportunity to fill their “leadership toolbox” with the necessary skills to be effective leaders in their professional and personal lives. Throughout the program, the participants are given a solid understanding of their own leadership style and the styles of others. They learned how to communicate more effectively based on the different styles.
This year’s class spent time learning about various aspects of the community: the local economy and how the municipalities collaborate; the judicial system of Ottawa County; the curriculum of our local school districts; health and human services; and state government with Rep. Jim Lilly, R-Park Township, and a discussion with Justice Elizabeth T. Clement.
In addition, class members participated in several service projects including serving at the Feeding America/Love in Action food trucks.
For more information about Leadership Connect, contact Manglos at 616-842-0529 or email [email protected]