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Sandy Schultz Hessler is the instructor for CWC’s leadership courses.

Leadership classes to start

Last week Rocky Mountain Bank’s Kristin Fox was finishing a paper for a course called Personal Leadership that’s part of Central Wyoming College’s Leadership Certificate Program. It was her second course after Foundations of Leadership.

“One of the main things I was looking for was additional skills in terms of priorities and time management,” said Fox, who is vice president of business development at the bank. In teaching how to balance competing demands, the curriculum “really homed in on some techniques to do that,” she said.

“We took a full class to talk about time,” she said. “Time is going to pass regardless. It’s up to you to choose whether you’ll let it pass or take a more proactive role in determining how it’s allocated. Are you making a conscious choice, and is it tied into your overall aspirations?”

Fox said the program has been great “in terms of my work,” and she will start a third course next month.

If the idea of developing your leadership skill appeals, here are courses coming up:

Foundations of Leadership

Description: What really is leadership and how can you become your best leader? The class will focus on visioning, goal setting, effective time management, communication, listening and team building:

When: Jan. 15-March 6

Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays

9 a.m.-1 p.m. workshop Saturday, Jan. 25

Personal Leadership

Description: Building awareness of your leadership style and behavior patterns. The emphasis is on developing your personal leadership vision, goals and development plan.

When: This coming fall

Leading Others

Description: Examine how to improve communication, navigate conflict and create empowered organizations. You’ll build an organizational vision and create strategies to gain support form employees and team members.

When: Jan. 14-March 14

Time: 5:30-7:45 p.m. Tuesdays

9 a.m.-1 p.m. workshop Saturday, Feb. 1

Leadership Practicum

Description: An opportunity for students to apply their leadership skills in a structured environment. They can use their own workplace or establish a team or internship setting in which they will demonstrate and apply the foundations of effective leadership.

When: Spring 2021

The program course instructor is Jackson Hole’s Sandy Schultz Hessler.

“Sandy has spent her career helping individuals and organizations develop their vision and make it a reality,” CWC’s program description reads. She has more than 30 years of experience in business from blue chips to startups “along with a lifetime of study on human potential and consciousness.”

To sign up for the program, step one is to apply to Central Wyoming College at CWC.edu/apply. Step two is to register for a class at 733-7425. You can find prices and college credit info on the website.

Jennifer Dorsey is chief copy editor and Business section coordinator. She worked in Washington, D.C., and Chicago before moving to the Tetons.

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