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2018 Little Rock STAND Leadership Institute
The first STAND Leadership Institute of 2018 was held in Little Rock, Arkansas. The leadership class of 29 leaders has held classes in various establishments around the metro area. The places included are the Arkansas Real Estate Commission, Pulaski Technical College, and Thompson Library. The classes featured a variety of speakers including, Dr. Charity Smith, Dr. Christopher Davis, Fredie C. Smith, Tara Shepherd, and Dr. Amy Baldwin. They lectured on the importance of personal and professional development, career advancement, goal setting techniques, time management, organizational skills, social media, community service, and volunteering. The class consisted of four sessions over a three-month period. Through the connection of networking and sharing ideas, the leaders have been given the opportunity to sharpen their talents and abilities!
10 year Anniversary Celebration
The STAND Foundation, Inc. celebrated it's ten year anniversary December 1, 2017. The event brought alumni, former staff, board members, facilitators and all individuals that have played a part in the success of the organization together for an evening of excellence. Community leaders and outSTANDing individuals were selected to receive honor from The STAND Foundation, Inc. Additionally, it provided the opportunity to share our history and the future plans of the foundation.
Little Rock ECLI 2017
Little Rock ECLI classes ended Saturday, July 8th, 2017 with a total of 24 graduates. The fifth and final session was held at the Central Arkansas Library, where the leaders presented their Community Service Projects for the class. Session four was held at the Arkansas State Capital Senate Chambers, where the leaders were sworn in as senators for the day. They then debated their researched bills and learned about public policy. Senator Tracy Steele spoke to the leaders about the importance of parliamentary procedures and how bills are passed into law. The next Little Rock ECLI class will begin on October 13, 2017.
El Dorado ECLI 2017
The STAND Foundation Inc. concluded classes in El Dorado, Arkansas on Saturday, July 15, 2017. The leadership training featured an awesome group of graduates that were sponsored by Delta Regional Authority. Sessions were held at South Arkansas Community College. The graduation featured keynote speaker Representative Mathew Shepherd. The next El Dorado leadership class will begin in January of 2018.
Blytheville ECLI 2017
The STAND Foundation Inc. held the first Edward Coleman Leadership Institute (ECLI) in Blytheville, Arkansas on Thursday, May 11th, 2017. The leadership program was responsible for training 32 leaders sponsored by Arkansas Northeastern College (ANC) and Delta Regional Authority. The classes featured a variety of speakers including, Dr. Charity Smith, Dr. Christopher Davis, Paul Vitale, Ashley Johnson, and Andre’ Stephens. They lectured on the importance of personal and professional development, career advancement, goal setting techniques, time management, organizational skills, social media, community service, and volunteering. The class consisted of four sessions over a three-month period. The next ANC-STAND ECLI class in Blytheville is scheduled to begin in March of 2018.
El Dorado Second Session
The El Dorado second session of the STAND Leadership Institute was held at South Arkansas Community College on March, 9th, 2017. Alexandra Bell and Dr. Amy Baldwin came together to teach the El Dorado leaders about professional development, teamwork, and creative problem-solving techniques. Alexandra Bell spoke on expectations in the workplace, team building and work ethics. Dr. Amy Baldwin instructed leaders on professional goal setting, continuing education and creative problem-solving techniques. Interactive team building and creative problem-solving exercises gave leaders a chance to learn through action. There were 18 El Dorado leaders in attendance. The next session will be held at South Arkansas Community College on April 20, 2017.
Little Rock Second Session
The Clinton School of Public Service served as the hose location for the Little Rock second session of the STAND Leadership Institute on Friday, March 10th, 2017. The session focused on professional development, teamwork and financial literacy. There were upwards of thirty leaders in attendance. Dr. Charity Smith, Ashley Johnson-Cross, and Marsha Davis provided the training. Dr. Charity Smith spoke about Professional Development. This included work ethics and expectations in the workplace. Speaker Ashley Johnson-Cross spoke to the leaders about Professional Goal Setting and Teamwork by way of effective teams and office dynamics. Marsha Davis spoke about Workplace Financial Management; this included planning, budgeting, and investment. The next session will take place at the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, on April 7th, 2017.