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Hudson Valley Community College’s Workforce Development Institute Hosts Leadership Seminar
New Seminar Prepares Managers to Succeed in Today’s Complex Workplace

Contact: Jessica Shahda, (518) 629-7180
For Release: IMMEDIATE, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008

The Hudson Valley Community College Workforce Development Institute is hosting a conference called “Managing in Turbulent Times: Leveraging Employee Potential.” It will be held at The Clarion Hotel of Albany on Tuesday, Sept. 23.

This interactive seminar will help managers and supervisors discover current trends and develop the skills required to lead individuals and teams in today’s complex and stressful workplace.

“Hudson Valley wants to provide Capital Region businesses with the skills necessary to succeed,” said Richard Bennett, Director of Continuing Education, Summer Sessions and Workforce Development. “This seminar will prepare managers and supervisors to lead their companies during these difficult economic times.”

The event will be headlined by David Samuel of Lean Forward and Go!, who will be speaking about “Developing Yourself and Your Subordinates to Achieve a Collaborative Team Environment,” and Joy Carver of Carver and Associates, who will discuss “Making the Most of Yourself – How to get the Most out of Yourself and Your Team.”

The seminar will also host four breakout sessions, including:

  • Leadership Styles - David Samuel, Lean Forward and Go!
  • Understanding Customer/Client Relationships - Joy Carver, Carver and Associates
  • Understanding Ourselves and Others - Mario Sanabria, The Sable Group
  • Relating to Today’s Multi-Generational Workforce - Paul Lehman, Utica College

Lunch will be provided for participants, along with a luncheon presentation titled, “Introduction into Virtual Worlds,” by Lorraine Emerick.

The cost to attend the seminar is $199, with a discounted price of $170 for Central BID, Lark St. BID or local Chamber of Commerce members. Lunch is included in the price of the seminar.

Registration can be completed by calling (518) 629-4827, (518) 629-4835. To find out more on the seminar, or to print out the mail-in registration form, visit

Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 associates degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, Hudson Valley has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 64,000 alumni.