NLC Members to Be Recognized for Leadership Achievements. (Leadership Training Institute)
Lumia, Crislyn, Nation's Cities Weekly
NLC members enrolled in the Leadership Training Institute's Certificate of Achievement in Leadership Program will be recognized and honored at the LTI Seminar Participant and Recognition luncheon on December 4, 2002, at the Congress of Cities in Salt Lake City.
To date, more than 400 participants are enrolled in the Certificate of Achievement in Leadership program. Each year the Leadership Training Institute offers a variety of personal leadership development and training programs at both of NLC's annual conferences and the annual Leadership Summit, as well as other leadership training programs across the United States.
Through the Certificate of Achievement in Leadership Program, local elected officials are able to develop critical skills necessary for effective leadership as well as personal development. These skills are developed around the five core competencies: Cornerstone, Competent Practitioner, Communicator, Collaborator and Catalyst. The NLC Leadership Training Council (LTC) will facilitate the luncheon program and recognize those NLC members who have earned the Bronze or Silver Certificate level prior to the 2002 Congress of Cities Conference.
Eleven NLC members will be acknowledged for achieving the Silver Certificate level. They include: Mary Cartwright, Nacogdoches, Tex.; Mike Dispenza, Palmdale, Calif.; Daniel Fitzpatrick, Oak Park, Mich.; Claire Freda, Leominster, Mass.; Vivian Gaunt, Orange, N.J.; Carl Harris, Newton, Kan.; Charles Jennings, Arkansas City, Kan.; Bettie Jeter, Seat Pleasant, Md.; James Mitchell Jr., Charlotte, N.C.; Sharon Richardson, Federal Heights, Colo.; and Susan Stockard, Longview, Wash. To earn the Silver Certificate level, participants have completed a minimum of 36 credits, which include two seminars in each of the five core competency areas.
Thirty-eight NLC members have achieved the Bronze Certificate level by earning 16 credits, which include seminars in all five of the core competency areas. They include: Michael Blynn, North Miami, Fla.; Jan Brown, Loveland, Colo.; Douglas Brown, Longmont, Calif.; Michael Brown, Grand Forks, N.D.; Philip Carney, Northglenn, Colo.; John Conti, Akron, Ohio; Bennie Ruth Crenshaw, Selma, Ala.; Dodd Dixon, Winchester, Ky.; Gretchen Driskell, Saline, Mich.; Victoria Goldsborough, Denton, Md. …