BB&T Foundation hosts Leadership W.Va. opening session

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 20, 2014

CHARLESTON -- Leadership West Virginia will convene in Charleston this week for the first of eight leadership sessions taking place throughout the state in 2014.


CHARLESTON -- Leadership West Virginia will convene in Charleston this week for the first of eight leadership sessions taking place throughout the state in 2014.

The session will be March 27-28 at the Charleston Town Center Marriott. Members of the 2014 class are receiving broad-based education on critical topics and, at the same time, gaining opportunities to enhance their leadership skills.

Throughout the two-day session the members of the class will fine tune their leadership skills both professionally and personally. Each class member will undergo profile testing to help assess their unique characteristics in relation to their interaction with others.

David Clayman, Clayman and Associates, PLLC, a clinical and forensic psychology firm located in Charleston, will facilitate the exercise, Honing Your Leadership Skills. Clayman is a graduate of the 1998 LWV program and serves as the 2014 Chairman of the Board. Scott Hamilton of Profiles International Inc. provided the assessments for the class.

Other presenters leading discussions aimed at challenging this year’s class to take their leadership to the next level include: Rob Aliff, LWV Class of ’06 and member, Jackson Kelly PLLC and Chair of the LWV Curriculum Committee, Bobby Blakely, LWV Class of ’13 and Regional President of BB&T, and West Virginia Chamber of Commerce President, Steve Roberts. Roberts also serves as the President of LWV. The session will conclude with a presentation on Business Etiquette 101 from Pam Harvit, Class of ’06 and founder, Harvit School of Etiquette and Protocol.

Financial support for the Charleston session is provided by our session partner, BB&T Foundation. Additional event sponsors include Clayman & Associates, Charleston Marriott Town Center, LWV Board of Directors, and Profiles International.

Leadership West Virginia is a statewide education and leadership development program affiliated with the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce. Supported by tuition and private and corporate contributions, the program aims to identify emerging leaders throughout West Virginia and enhance their knowledge of not only the challenges facing the state, but also of the diversity and the unique attributes that the Mountain State possesses.

For more information, visit www.leadershipwv.org.

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