The Center for Leadership Excellence (CLE) is still accepting applications for cohorts in its flagship programs this fall—Leadership Mohawk Valley, Leadership Academy, and Supervisors Institute. The programs aim to connect leaders from across the Mohawk Valley and inspire them to think and lead in new and innovative ways to make a positive difference in our region. All classes will be offered virtually this fall. Applications to join this year’s cohorts, available online, must be submitted by Sept. 1.

Leadership Mohawk Valley is a 10-month program in which established professionals get an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the Mohawk Valley and its businesses; engage and network with community innovators and influencers; and complete a project to gain experience in what it means to make a difference in this community.

Leadership Academy is a 10-month program for early-career professionals looking to discover the impact one person can make on organizational culture. Participants will learn about various leadership styles; strategies for developing their communication, management, and emotional intelligence skills; and how to build networks effectively.

Supervisors Institute is a 10-month program for mid-career professionals who want to develop a more advanced understanding of leadership principles and build a supervisory tool kit to be a more positive role model for their teams. Participants will learn new ways to handle difficult conversations and change; how to sharpen their solution-focused perspective; and expand their professional and personal networks.

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The Center for Leadership Excellence (CLE) was launched in 2018 as a partnership between Leadership Mohawk Valley (LMV) and Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC). This joint effort blends the expertise, programs, and resources into an innovative and high-impact center to address the region’s need for effective, equipped, and engaged community leaders. By uniting discrete community efforts into a unified Center for Leadership Excellence, this transformative project increases the impact of each partner organization’s programs from isolated cohorts to a robust, multi-strand powerhouse of leadership trainings that serves a diverse group of constituents – women, minorities, small business managers, and more – annually. Each year, CLE works with over 200 participants in its adult and youth leadership initiatives, including Leadership Mohawk Valley, Leadership Academy, Supervisors Institute, Finish Strong for Youth, Disruption Dialogues, Neighborhoods Rising, and Board Leadership.

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