Leadership Institute

The Division of Workforce Development's Leadership Institute promotes the development and training of existing and emerging leaders in education, public, private and non-profit organizations. Through its tailored programs and services, the Institute is committed to identifying and nurturing the next generation of leaders.

Our Leadership Institute is integrally linked to the Division’s Corporate Solutions. Whereas Corporate Solutions addresses the needs of the organization through the use of a variety of services, the Leadership Institute addresses the needs of developing leaders.
 
The Leadership Institute’s primary mission is to improve leadership skills, behaviors and competencies that lead to better and more decisive decision making through training.  Our leadership training is designed to meet the needs of individuals who are at different stages in their leadership development with a menu of programs that include the following:
 

Building Legacies

The Building Legacies events are half-day seminars geared at specific populations.  Presentations and discussions at each event will focus on related current trends ​and workforce topics for that particular demographic. 

Session Information

Women's Leadership Summit (3/1/2017)

To coincide with Women's History Month, the TCC Leadership Institute and TCC Foundation are proud to co-host a half day event focused on women in leadership.

The program will feature local female leaders who will share their story, successes, and words of wisdom.

Date:  March 1, 2017

Additional details coming soon!

Leadership Conversations

The newest offering in our Leadership Institute programming, this half-day event will focus on local community leaders who will share their success stories and words of wisdom.

Session Information

People, Purpose and Passion (5/12/2017)

Join us for a half-day of inspiration and hear from local leaders who not only lead in their workplace but also build partnerships throughout the community.

Date:  May 12, 2017

Additional details coming soon!

Lessons Over Lunch

This Leadership Institute program is a quarterly series offered mid-day to allow participants an opportunity for professional development training over their lunch break.

The session will be facilitated with group discussion and presentation of various lea​dership​ topics, many of which were suggested by previous program participants as areas of interest for success in business today. Our facilitators have diverse leadership backgrounds from a variety of fields including education, business, and government.

Session Information

Branding Your Business From The Outside In: A Leadership Approach (10/5/2016)

In order to brand a strong organization it requires a commitment to maintaining a pipeline of managers who consistently excel - strengthening the capacity of leaders to lead.  This session will explore the components of building a "leadership brand" and highlight how its effective implementation can positively shift the organizational culture, meet the needs of external constituents, increase an organization's "value add" and ultimately brand your business.

Date:  October 5, 2016

Time: ​ 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Location:  Wakulla Center
                  2932 Crawfordville Highway
                  Crawfordville, FL 32327

Cost:  $10.00

Registration:   To register for our next session, please visit: Lessons October Registration.  Registration is required at least one day prior to the event to ensure adequate materials and supplies.

Facilitator:   Carol P. Gordon

Carol P. Gordon is a seasoned and dynamic facilitator, trainer and technical assistance senior executive with over 25 years of experience managing, leading and directing national, statewide and local initiatives targeting non-profit agencies and private sector entities, with a special emphasis on organizational development, project design and execution.  Areas of concentration include: leadership development; non-profit board development; strategic planning; process improvement; capacity building; accreditation review and monitoring; community mobilization; training of trainers; communication and conflict management; team building; prevention and intervention services and meeting planning and facilitation.

Carol has a Masters of Public Administration degree from Savannah State University and serves as the Principal Consultant of the PG Group, LLC.

Making Creativity Part of Your Business DNA (12/7/2016)

Having the best services or products is simply not enough these days.  You must also be able to garner attention for your business in a world with hundreds of online, print, TV and social media messages.  This interactive session will focus on ways to expand your creativity to not only create buzz for your business but to also help establish strong, positive relationships that keep customers coming back.  It will also highlight ways to build creativity in your own team that makes work rewarding. 

Date:  
December 7, 2016

Time: ​ 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Location:  Capitol Center
                  300 West Pensacola Street
                  Tallahassee, FL 32303

Cost:  $10.00

Registration:   To register for our next session, please visit: Lessons December Registration.  Registration is required at least one day prior to the event to ensure adequate materials and supplies.

Facilitator:   M. Michelle Bono

During her 19 years leading the City of Tallahassee's communication efforts, Michelle Bono was renowned for creative ideas including a flash mob on Gaines Street, "Survivor Kits" to residents dealing with the construction of Blair Stone Road, and even a wake for a dying Live Oak tree in front of city hall.  Today, she brings that same passion for creative and measurable results to her own business, providing training, marketing, and project management services to businesses and non-profits alike.  She understands customers, relationships, and media and believes creativity is not only fun but can impact your bottom line.

Money Management: Identifying Issues and Opportunities (12/8/2016)

Planning for a sound financial future starts with basic money management. This seminar covers money management basics, managing financial risks, retirement funding and how to begin the financial planning process.

Date:  
December 8, 2016

Time: ​ 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Location:  Wakulla Center
                  2932 Crawfordville Highway
                  Crawfordville, FL 32327

Cost:  $10.00

Registration:   To register for our next session, please visit: Lessons December Registration.  Registration is required at least one day prior to the event to ensure adequate materials and supplies.

Facilitator:   Sabrina Hartley

Sabrina Hartley connects with people and empowers them to dream, plan, and pursue their personal financial goals. She prides herself on ethics, honesty and a straightforward, no-nonsense approach. Before joining Waddell & Reed, Sabrina served as a research analyst in the Florida Legislature’s Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA) for 23 years.  In that capacity, she conducted education and criminal justice research; providing findings to the Florida Legislature for use in policy and budget decision-making.  She earned her Masters of Public Administration from The Florida State University.  After 23 years serving Florida’s citizens as a whole, Sabrina decided to put her passion and intellect into advising one client at a time to establish actionable paths to pursue their financial goals.

Maintaining A Healthy Work-Life Balance (2/1/2017)

Date:  February 1, 2017

Time: ​ 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Location:  Gadsden Center
                  223 Pat Thomas Parkway
                  Quincy, FL 32351

Cost:  $10.00

Additional details coming soon!

Changing Complacency With Innovative Ideas (4/5/2017)

Date:  April 5, 2017

Time: ​ 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Location:  Wakulla Center
                  2932 Crawfordville Highway
                  Crawfordville, FL 32327

Cost:  $10.00

Additional details coming soon!

Leading Is About Them, Not You! (6/7/2017)

Date:  June 7, 2017

Time: ​ 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Location:  Capitol Center
                  300 West Pensacola Street
                  Tallahassee, FL 32303

Cost:  $10.00

Additional details coming soon!