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The Leadership Academy

2016 Leadership Academy Graduates

The Leadership Academy is a partnership between Gardner-Webb University and Isothermal Community College devoted to developing and enhancing leadership skills through training and exposure from top business leaders, behind-the-scenes tours with executives in several industries and enterprise sectors, and exercises and activities to strengthen the leader within each student.

The Leadership Academy is a 12-week program that meets bi-weekly on Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and includes students from Gardner-Webb University and Isothermal Community College. Transportation to and from the institution is provided by the College’s advisor. Sessions generally include the following:

  • Exploring personality traits and leadership principles
  • Adventure course and team building
  • Your influence as a 360° Leader
  • 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
  • Personal conversations with local leaders of economic development, service, entrepreneurship, and government
  • Leadership Academy dinner and presentation of awards

Advisor Information

Mark Franklin
Director of Customized Training and Development
Phone: (828) 395- 1677
Office: Foundation 1028
Fax: (828) 286-0257