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Merit Network Now Offering On-Site Academy Leadership Training

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Merit’s successful Academy Leadership educational program is now available to organizations across Michigan for on-site training. Organizations may schedule the On-Site Leadership Workshop and Know Your Team Workshop for their locations and provide their staff with training that will inspire and build teamwork.
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In late fall of 2012, Merit Network began offering Academy Leadership’s Leadership Boot Camp and Executive Coaching. The three-day workshop received rave reviews from attendees, who found it to be an exceptional experience for developing leadership skills. The on-site workshops are shorter, lasting just a few hours, and provide the same quality of professional development for attendees.

The On-site Know Your Team Workshop is a three-hour workshop that provides managers and team members with a better understanding of their team dynamics. Leaders will receive details on the overall team composition and gain a greater understanding of how to communicate and connect with each individual, leading to collaborative teamwork and productivity.

The On-site Leadership Workshop is a six-hour workshop that helps an organization’s current and future leaders understand their team environment and develop leadership philosophies. The Leadership Workshop is based on leadership development programs used at the nation’s military academies.

Both workshops are available for on-site training through Merit Network’s Professional Services, which can assist organizations with consulting and on-site professional services.

For more information or to schedule a future workshop, email [email protected] or call 734-527-5785.

Three-Day Workshop for Current and Future Leaders

In early 2013, Merit Network is offering Academy Leadership’s Leadership Boot Camp and Executive Coaching course twice in Ann Arbor: February 11-13 and April 15-17. In this intensive 3-day boot camp, attendees will create their personal leadership philosophies, become a better leader and master skills that can help improve business results and career opportunities. The boot camp will be led by Dr. Donald J. Welch, President and CEO of Merit Network.

About Merit Network

Merit Network Inc., is a nonprofit corporation owned and governed by Michigan’s public universities. Merit owns and operates America’s longest-running regional research and education network. In 1966, Michigan’s public universities created Merit as a shared resource to help meet their common need for networking assistance. Since its formation, Merit Network has remained at the forefront of research and education networking expertise and services. Merit provides high-performance networking and IT solutions to Michigan’s public universities, colleges, K-12 organizations, libraries, state government, healthcare, and other non-profit organizations.

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About Academy Leadership

Academy Leadership was formed by a group of Service Academy graduates who became successful business leaders following their military careers. We bring to the table those principles we learned at Annapolis and West Point-self-discipline, commitment to goals larger than us personally, persistence and a will to win, integrity, how to treat others with respect and dignity, and a passion to lead others such that people can identify with the mission and see a clear relationship between their daily duties and accomplishment of the overall goals. Our experience in the business world has taught us that these same principles are valuable in leading any organization. We know, and have demonstrated, that leadership is a set of skills that can be taught and further developed through training and practice.

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