Virginia Western Community College will offer a comprehensive one-day Leadership Boot Camp monthly beginning in April at the RAMP business accelerator in downtown Roanoke.
The eight-hour workshop will be held on the first Friday of each month, except for July, and will help individuals build important leadership skills such as team work, communication and soft skills, time management, emotional intelligence, the ability to build trust and generational divides.
“Business leaders around the Roanoke Region have indicated they want more opportunities for future leaders to build these type of skills, and this workshop will deliver,” said Milan Hayward, vice president of Workforce Solutions at Virginia Western. “In our new classroom in the RAMP facility, individuals will gain essential soft skills they need to advance in an existing business or grow their own businesses as entrepreneurs.”
Boot camps are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the RAMP business accelerator in the Gill Memorial Building, 709 S. Jefferson Street. The cost is $285 for the class plus $99 for material/books fees for assessments. Class size is limited to 20 students. Registration is required by the first of each month.
To signup, go to http://www.virginiawestern.edu/ramp/index.php
For more information, contact Samantha Steidle, Innovation Officer, at 540-857-6076 or [email protected]
As part of the workshop, participants will complete a team work cycle assessment to better understand the four phases and eight roles of a project cycle they prefer to work within. They will also complete a DISC assessment to discover and understand their behavioral style and how to become more effective in communicating and working with others.