How have you benefited from a leadership-development program?

This was the featured question in a recent Charlotte Business Journal’s “Sound Off” section that captures responses from local leaders on a particular topic.  One of the respondents was Mark Dunn, Manager of Learning & Organizational Development at Carolinas Healthcare System who was a participant in the first class of the Chamber’s Emerging Business Leaders program. Northeastern University was a founding partner, designer and content-driver for this leadership development program targeted for aspiring diverse leaders across a variety of growing industries in Charlotte.

Read more about Mark’s experience below

How did you benefit from the Charlotte Chamber’s Emerging Business Leaders Program?
Mark:
It helped me grow in all facets of my life. I learned new skills sets, and it gave me the confidence to meet challenges when I got back to work. Now I know how to deal with other leaders in my space.

What was the instruction like?
Mark:
The chamber partnered with Northeastern University, so it was like taking a graduate-level course. We got the newest information you can get today. It was relevant. It’s all about creating leadership opportunities, not just waiting for them to happen.

How has it impacted you outside your job?
Mark:
They took us to different locations throughout the city, and we met with community leaders so we became more aware of our social responsibilities. That speaks to my core mission and that of CHS. It put me in a different paradigm and changed how I think so I can become a better leader.

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About the Author:

As the CEO and Regional Dean, Dr. Richards oversees the delivery of high quality professional education on campus, and advances the university’s global corporate partnerships and research capabilities. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication, a master’s degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education, and Ph.D. in Leadership for Higher Education.


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