27 July 51 Certified to Teach PTK’s Leadership Program July 27, 2017By Erin Cogswell General Advisors, blog, Leadership 0 Tweet Duane Oakes has seen an increasing need to teach leadership to college students, so he created a new leadership course to be taught this fall to honors students at Mesa Community College (MCC) in Arizona. To hone his own leadership skills, he came to Phi Theta Kappa’s Leadership Development Program (LDP) Instructor Certification Seminar. “I think the most important thing we should be doing as Phi Theta Kappa advisors is teaching our students the leadership skills they need to become leaders in their communities,” he said. “We can teach them academic disciplines, but if we also teach them skills to impact their societies, then we really succeed.” Fifty-one people attended instructor certification seminars in July at the Center for Excellence in Jackson, Mississippi, qualifying them to teach PTK’s Leadership Development Studies curriculum on their campuses. The program uses great leaders portrayed in books, films, and history to guide students through the development of their own leadership philosophies. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has recognized the program as one of only eight exemplary leadership development programs in higher education. “The skills, knowledge, and experience I’ve gained have me very excited to teach the class,” Duane said. “It has renewed my sense of the importance of leadership.” He typically teaches courses on volunteerism in his role as Faculty Director for the Center for Community and Civic Engagement at MCC, giving students service learning experiences. He sees the new honors class as a way expand on the importance of this — and to tell more high-achieving students about Phi Theta Kappa. And, the seminar was his first opportunity in his 20-plus years as advisor to the Omicron Beta Chapter to visit PTK Headquarters. “It reinvigorated the importance of Phi Theta Kappa for me,” Duane said. “I think it should be offered at Headquarters every year, and I think every advisor should take advantage of this opportunity.” Two certification seminars were held in July. The 2017 certified faculty members are: Seminar held July 10-13 Paul Belue, College of Western Idaho, Idaho Dr. Parvathy Bhooshanan, Calhoun Community College, Alabama Madelyn Bowman, Tarrant County College, Texas Phyllis Brewer, Calhoun Community College, Alabama Cassie Bruner, Brazosport College, Texas Dana Burton, Calhoun Community College, Alabama Dr. Sheila Byrd, Calhoun Community College, Alabama Terri Easley-Giraldo, Johnson County Community College, Kansas Dr. H. Jessica Hargis, Collin College, Texas Mareta Iosia-Sizemore, Palm Beach State College, Florida Luanne Johnson, Lane Community College, Oregon Amy Laughter, Augusta Technical College, Georgia Robin Lowe, Itawamba Community College, Mississippi DeLinda Martin-Huggins, Portland Community College, Oregon Mike McCloskey, Delaware Technical Community College, Delaware Marcella Montesinos, Palm Beach State College, Florida Necia Nicholas, Calhoun Community College, Alabama Duane Oakes, Mesa Community College, Arizona Dr. Dennis Rittle, Cowley College, Kansas Kim Russell, Delgado Community College, Louisiana Janet Samuels, State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, Florida Sarah Scott, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Canada Julie Sneed, Calhoun Community College, Alabama LaVitta Williams, Tarrant County College, Texas Seminar held July 20-23 Julie Atwood, Jones County Junior College, Mississippi Robert Brandon, Cleveland State Community College, Tennessee Dr. Victoria Bryan, Cleveland State Community College, Tennessee Karen Dale, Cleveland State Community College, Tennessee Lucy Ferguson, Meridian Community College, Mississippi Amy Fleming, Northshore Technical Community College, Louisiana Jennifer Gasparino, Passaic County Community College, New Jersey Linda Gronberg-Quinn, Community College of Baltimore County, Maryland Tamika Harrel, Coffeyville Community College, Kansas Janine Harris, Guttman Community College, New York Randy Hines, Waubonsee Community College, Illinois Allison Horseman, Somerset Community College, Kentucky Dr. Connie Huber, Southern State Community College, Ohio Dr. Sarah Iepson, Community College of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania James Johnson, Pearl River Community College, Mississippi Vicky Knickerbocker, Inver Hills Community College, Minnesota Ryan Martin, Paradise Valley Community College, Arizona Gwen Matuszewski, Jones County Junior College, Mississippi Dr. Suzette Overby, Riverland Community College, Minnesota Heather Owen, Lurleen B. Wallace Community College, Alabama Lupita Ramierz, Coastal Bend College, Texas Heidi Schara, Riverland Community College, Minnesota Dr. Michael Shell, Jefferson Community & Technical College, Kentucky Mina Sommerville-Thompson, Tarrant County College, Texas Jennifer St. Pierre, Harrisburg Area Community College, Pennsylvania Dr. Annie Tuttle, Onondaga Community College, New York Amanda Waterstrat, Somerset Community College, Kentucky Related Posts Lessons from the NEW Leadership Program Develop Your Leadership Philosophy First Person: Leadership Seminar Promotes “the Best in All of Us” V.A.L.U.E. Leadership Lessons Learned from the Honors Program Council Hone Your Leadership Skills in Our Nation’s Capital This Fall Comments are closed.