WEBSTER COUNTY, Ky (6/12/13) - Providence Elementary Principal Greg Bowles was selected to be one of 56 Kentucky school administrators who will receive year-long executive-level training similar to that which is usually reserved for the nation’s top CEOs. The program, called the Leadership Institute for School Administrators is operated by the Kentucky Chamber Foundation.
Bowles’ participation in the Leadership Institute for School Principals was made possible by a generous donation from Alliance Coal Company.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to participate in the Leadership Institute,” said Bowles. “I have heard great things from previous participants that have attended. Learning is a continuous process. The focus will enhance my ability to take a look at myself and strengthen my leadership qualities as I continue to lead others to achieve future success.”
Bowles and the other selected principals will attend classes this summer at the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, NC, one of the top rated executive education facilities in the world. The principals will also take part in follow-up sessions in the fall and early next year that will be held in Kentucky.
Elementary, middle and high school principals from across the state, from both public and private schools, applied for the institute. The participants were selected by an advisory board made up of business leaders and school superintendents.
“Employers understand the positive impact of strong leadership in the workplace, and the same is true of schools,” said Dave Adkisson, secretary of the Kentucky Chamber Foundation and president and CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. “That’s why we think it is important that Kentucky principals be given executive-level training similar to that provided for corporate leaders.”
J-E News Editor
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