February 9, 2009

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Leadership Pike learns personal leadership skills and styles

The Leadership Pike students (left to right), include Kathryn Murphy
(Honesdale National Bank), Cena Block (Owner, Sane Spaces),
Eugene Ruzanski (McGoey, Hauser & Edsall Consulting Engineers),
Deborah Crockett (Penn State University survey researcher),
Thomas DeLuca (retired NYC firefighter), Janice Kessler (Milford Wellness Center),
Ethan Mindrebo (McGoey, Hauser Edsall Consulting Engineers),
Lisa Marie Hall (University of Scranton Small Business Development Center)
and Deborah Unflat (Dime Bank). Leadership Pike student Amy Burke
of the Dime Bank was missing

LORDS VALLEY - Mike McDavid, Regional Director of the Northeast Region of Penn State Cooperative Extension and current Cooperative Extension Fellow with the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania, recently presented to the 3rd class of Leadership Pike the history of leadership studies and varieties of leadership styles. He shared the differences between management and leadership, whether leaders are born or made, and personal leadership philosophies. McDavid helped the students identify their own leadership styles and explained how to use them more effectively in different situations. He challenged the students to use their leadership skills to motivate and empower themselves and others.

In the afternoon, the class had lunch at the Pike County Senior Center in Lords Valley and heard several presentations at the Human Resources Center on judicial/corrections issues from attorney Alan Cooper and emergency services from County Emergency Management Coordinator Roger Maltby and Volunteer Firefighter Keith Gunuskey.  The session concluded with a tour of the Pike County Correctional Facility.

Leadership Pike is a collaborative effort between Pike County Chamber of Commerce, Northampton Community College and Penn State University Cooperative Extension in Pike County.  For more information on this program, please contact the Pike County Cooperative Extension at 570-296-3400.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.


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