City of Albemarle Supports Leadership Training

Since 1971, Stanly Community College (SCC) has been providing education, training and support services for new, expanding, and existing business and industry in Stanly County. The goal is to foster and support three key aspects for a company's well-being: job growth, technology investment, and productivity enhancement.

Multiple employees from the City of Albemarle underwent comprehensive training through SCC's NCWorks Customized Training programs to enhance their leadership and development abilities. Robert Whitley, Human Resources Director, City of Albemarle, stated, "The City of Albemarle is pleased to again be working with Stanly Community College to provide training for our supervisors. SCC has provided training to all levels of supervision at the city over the last 20 years. The response to the current classes and instructor have been 100% positive. First-class training is available to all businesses in our area at Stanly Community College."

According to Marion Kinley, Director of Economic and Workforce Development, "Managers and leaders are faced with tough challenges in the workplace today. We have more generations working together than ever before and diversity continues to increase. This provides a tremendous opportunity for organizations but also produces additional stress and conflict. Leaders that understand how to manage effectively in this increasingly complex environment are pure gold."

Dana Chaney, who is a Certified Development Dimensions International Instructor and a Business Instructor at Stanly Community College, stated, "The City of Albemarle team has been wonderful to work with. We are providing essential skills for individuals to apply in their workplace to help build trust, strengthen relationships, and improve the overall work environment. Team leaders learn how to increase productivity, improve customer service, and improve employee engagement."

Students use materials provided by Development Dimensions International, an international human resources and leadership development consultancy. DDIs Interaction Management process is designed to develop critical interpersonal and leadership skills through behavior modeling and practice.

For complete details, contact Marion Kinley, Director of Economic and Workforce Development, at (704) 991-0234 or mkinley9215@stanly.edu.

City of Albemarle Training

Employees from the City of Albemarle recently underwent extensive DDI training to develop critical interpersonal and leadership skills through behavior modeling and practice.