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Leadership I – Building a Strong Foundation
The first module in the Leadership seminar series provides an in-depth look at the discipline of leadership, beginning with a discussion of whether leadership is learned or genetic.
Participants spend time developing an understanding of models of leadership, including situational, authentic and servant leadership. A significant portion of class time is spent learning about the roles and styles of leaders, including how those have changed over the years and what is necessary to be successful in today’s world.
A section of the seminar is devoted to a brief look at leadership practices of William H. Swanson, chairman and CEO of Raytheon. Though he later admitted to plagiarizing many of those principles, they still are applicable to the successful practice of leadership.
Class methodology involves a PowerPoint presentation, large and small group discussion of principles, small group activities and a leadership video.
Dr. Jimmy Richardson, Richardson Consulting, Starkville.
Certificate in Leadership:
In the five years that MMA has offered its Leadership seminar series, more than 170 people have earned a “Certificate in Leadership” by completing the Leadership I, II and III courses. This certificate acknowledges that the individual is a professional with a solid grounding in many of the techniques used by the most successful leaders to manage the workplace. This certification is key to achieving a professional committed firsthand second-level management team.
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Registration: 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Program: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Mississippi Manufacturers Association
720 N President St.
Jackson, MS 39202
$149 for MMA members; $215 for non-members.
Cost includes continental breakfast, lunch, refreshments and handout materials.
For MMA member companies sending three (3) or more employees from the same company location, cost is $115.
Cancellations require 48-hour notice.
Suggested Hotels in Jackson:
(Room rates based on availability.)
Cabot Lodge Millsaps*
2375 N State Street
Corporate rate: $99 per night
Code: MS Manufacturers Association
*Effective through December 31, 2019. Rates do not include taxes. Blackout dates may apply and group rates may vary. Hotels are not endorsed by MMA.
Reminder notices will be sent a few days prior to the seminar. If you do not receive a reminder notice, or if you would like more information about this or other MMA seminars, contact Barbara at 601-292-1125 or
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