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Spring Workshops Prepare Students for Leadership

Submitted on January 22, 2018

Preparation for life and leadership is more than attending classes. It is the sum of the whole college experience.

Georgetown College’s Graves Center for Calling and Career and its Bishop Scholars Program are again hosting a Leadership Series with particular emphasis on the importance of diversity and inclusion, especially as it relates to leadership in a global society.

Participation is by invitation with invitees selected from among nominations made by faculty, athletic coaches, and staff based on their observation and knowledge through their interactions with students. The monthly workshops from January through April enable emerging leaders from diverse backgrounds to participate in professional development thereby enhancing their career readiness by learning how to articulate and leverage career and graduate opportunities.

Recognizing that today’s students are the future leaders of tomorrow, the workshop series leverages the leadership and experience of a variety of professionals who speak and discuss their respective leadership styles. Many of the speakers are graduates of Georgetown College in which case they also talk about how their experiences as undergraduates and beyond have shaped their lives and careers.

The workshop program on Thursday, Jan. 25 welcomes alumnus Judge Gerald Parker, Class of 2004, Magistrate of Juvenile Court, Dayton, Ohio, and Fayette County Circuit Judge Pam Goodwine.

The Thursday, Feb. 22 workshop will feature a healthcare panel composed of graduates (participants not yet fully confirmed) of Georgetown College who are now professionals in various fields.

On Thursday, March 22, Holly Prather, Class of 1999, will be the presenter. She is Vice President of Leadership Louisville Center, Louisville, Ky.

A panel of ministers, many of whom are graduates, will round out the semester’s series of workshops on Thursday, April 12.

Young people graduate from college armed with academic knowledge and enthusiasm. It is hoped that through this ongoing series of workshops, Georgetown College students can begin to develop the skills required for successful leadership roles no matter their career choices.

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