Thursday, September 12, 2013

Leadership workshop series offered at SMU

Saint Mary’s business professors presented one-day workshops to local business leaders as part of the SGPP Journey into Leadership Workshop Series. Professor Jeffrey Hefel addressed workshop participants on the topic of “Difficult Conversations, Accountability and Human Resources” while Dr. Shelly McCallum presented on “Creating an Inspiring Culture.” Leaders from various local companies including Merchant’s Bank, Winona Health, Miller Ingenuity (formerly Miller Felpax Corporation), Family and Children Center, Home and Community Options, and Saint Mary’s University took part in the day-long sessions.

The Journey into Leadership Workshop Series is a six-workshop series offering leaders current insights into managing staff, creating and maintaining a positive organizational culture, fostering innovation and ethical decision making, enhancing the use of financial resources, and building leadership abilities. The last two workshops in the 2013 series will be offered in September (Creating an Innovative and Ethical Workplace) and in November (Financial Intelligence). For more information, contact Dr. Jim Olhoff, program director, at or (651) 295-2454 or Jami Spitzer, program coordinator,  at or (507) 457-7500.