|Issue: 12||Spring 2013
In March, the Corporate Training Department of the IPFW Division of Continuing Studies hosted its second annual Applied Leadership Series, and we'd like to thank all of the sponsors, the excellent presenters and the Northeast Indiana companies who provided their staff with the opportunity to attend this valuable program. Pictured at right is a photograph of some of the attendees who attended the series; as you can see from the smiles on their faces, as well as from the critiques included on the Applied Leadership Series' photo review page, it was a great program.
--Gary Schott, Director of Entrepreneurship & Corporate Training, IPFW Division of Continuing Studies - 260-399-1675 or firstname.lastname@example.org
IPFW would like to thank the following companies for choosing us as a corporate training partner since 2009.
Allen County Public Library
Allen County Government
Fort Wayne Metals
Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority
Indiana Physical Therapy
Kosciusko County Community Foundation
Lincoln Financial Group
Maple Leaf Farms
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions
The Power of Commitment in Leading Others
“The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issue from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would come his way.”
The Underlying Genius:
Challenges, problems, and decisions are a part of every organization and they require you to go beyond the surface of the issues. To overcome stumbling blocks and help your organization make the right decisions for developing a competitive advantage in your specific market or industry, you must evaluate the best ways of maximizing your top resources—which most agree are the actual people or employees who run the organization—and improving your weakest resources. In this article, leadership development instructor Chris Norman evaluates critical thinking and problem solving as tools for delving beneath the surface to make effective decisions that will help you maximize resources and gain the competitive edge.
IPFW Alumni Insights
Joe Doust, Jr., is the co-owner of Lebamoff Enterprises, Inc., doing business as Cap n’ Cork, which has 15 locations in Fort Wayne and New Haven offering a full selection of classic and unique beers, wines, spirits and cigars. Doust started working for George Lebamoff and the family-owned Lebamoff’s Cap and Cork in 1978, graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne in 1979 with a bachelor of science degree in business, and purchased Cap n’ Cork in 1994 with Andy Lebamoff as his business partner. Since assuming ownership of the firm, the co-owners have expanded Cap n’ Cork from seven stores to 15. For the past 16 years, Doust has also been managing partner of AJ’s Property Management, which develops and manages small commercial strip centers within the Fort Wayne area.
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Providing Corporate Advantages through Tailored Training
In need of training to elevate your company to the next level of excellence or teach your employees specific skills needed for future growth expectations? IPFW’s Corporate Training specializes in providing your company with a competitive advantage through training specifically tailored to your needs. Unlike other “cookie-cutter” or “one-for-all” training programs that attempt to fit your needs into their existing courses, we conduct a thorough needs analysis and custom-design a program specifically for you. We provide training at your site or ours, carefully choose the right instructor from our vast network of community experts, and customize the training manual and hands-on instruction for your unique needs. What’s more, we can schedule the training on your timeline, when it’s least likely to impact operational and production goals.
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