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LSU's Lead…Emerge Program Graduates 25 Participants

05/25/2012 09:32 AM

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Office of Human Resource Management, Training and Development, announces the graduation of its 12th Lead…Emerge program. The 25 graduates of the spring 2012 class represented various departments and programs across the LSU campus.


Graduates were celebrated at a luncheon on May 15 at the Faculty Club where LSU men’s basketball head coach Johnny Jones congratulated the new class and spoke about the importance of leadership and teamwork.


Lead…Emerge is a professional development program that focuses on building and enhancing the leadership and managerial skills of LSU’s professional staff. Using self-awareness as a catalyst for professional improvement, the program incorporates a combination of individual and group experiential exercises to further build participants’ competencies.


“Lead…Emerge offers LSU employees an amazing opportunity to become effective leaders through intense training and reflection,” said Ashley Berthelot, director of Research Communications in the LSU Office of Communications & University Relations. “It is a life-changing course that also allows participants to network with emerging leaders across campus, resulting in a more cohesive approach to university programs and operations. Lead…Emerge is the key to building a solid foundation for the future of LSU.”


This program helps participants realize how to inspire, influence and achieve results. Participants learn how to adapt their leadership and managerial style to meet different situations and to embrace diversity and inclusiveness here at LSU.


"As a recent transplant to Louisiana from New York City, I have had to adapt quickly to a new culture, lifestyle, and setting. Lead…Emerge has taught me how to mold my leadership style to meet the needs of a variety of different situations,” said Michael Climek, operations manager in the Public Policy Research Lab. “Via the help of Lead…Emerge, I have become more nuanced, knowledgeable and inspiring in my management style.”


Pictured is the 2012 Lead…Emerge class. First row (from left to right): Facilitator Yvette Marsh, Ashley Berthelot, Raychel Roy, Gwannette Johnson, Ericka Lavender, Erin Rolfs, Lisa Graves, Ann Polito, Summer Dann-Johnson, Dana Gomez, Jacquelyn Craddock, facilitator Patricia Mitchen; second row (from left to right): Celena Trahan, Celena Tilbury, Brian Parker, Bret Blackmon, Igor Matkovic, Lorena Colina, Andres Harris; and back row (from left to right): Chandra Pidgeon, Juanne Porter, Michael Climek, Jason Williamson, James Ransom, Timothy Messa, Lauren Fourroux, Rebecca Trahan.

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