A group of young emerging leaders currently employed by the Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley attended the first Leadership Excellence and Development (L.E.A.D.) certification program at Woodbury University.
The program is the brain child of Woodbury University’s Paul Decker, Coordinator of Organizational Leadership Programs, Professor Armond Aghakhanian and Boys & Girls Club’s Chief Executive Officer, Shanna Warren. The certification program is a five-month program, and it covers a range of organizational leadership topics. Topics include: leadership and its history, psychology of organizations, ethics, communications and personal leadership development.
The program is designed and taught by Woodbury University Professor Armond Aghakhanian, Boys & Girls Club Director of Operations Brittany Vaughan and three Woodbury University Masters in Organizational Leadership program students: Garett Monroe, Kandece Bennett and Sigfredo “Sig” Villegas.
“This is a great opportunity for our two learning organizations to collaborate in the leadership training of young professionals,” said Paul Decker, Coordinator of Organizational Leadership Programs at Woodbury University. We look forward to an ongoing relationship.”
“Boys & Girls Club is proud to be partnering with Woodbury’s Masters in Organizational Leadership program. As a graduate of the Master’s program myself, I know the value of what Woodbury has to offer our staff. This partnership is a true reflection of the University’s commitment to the community and the Club’s commitment to leadership excellence,” said Shanna Warren, CEO Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley.