Chamber News

Jan 29, 2015

Job Corps hosts Leadership Floyd County


The Leadership Floyd County Academy class met at Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center for its third professional development session, focused on teambuilding and the use of social media for networking.

Paula Davis, Job Corps Finance & Administration Director, welcomed the group and provided the class members an overview of the services offered at Job Corps. She explained how community members can help spread the word about the programs offered at the center. The group also heard from other department managers who elaborated on the center’s curriculums and events.
After learning about the many services offered at Job Corps, the leadership group assembled in the gymnasium to participate in teambuilding activities on the low ropes course. The low ropes course is designed to build trust and communication skills among team members through physical and mental challenges. Each challenge required group interaction, good communication and leadership skills to succeed. The activities were meant to draw on the knowledge and ideas of each group member to propel the team to success. After completing each low ropes course element, the facilitators guided group members to reflect upon their experience and explore how they functioned as a team.
Following the completion of the low ropes course, the group reconvened for lunch. The group enjoyed a delicious lunch prepared by the Job Corps Center’s culinary department.
After lunch, Jimmy Slone, Business Community Liaison, conducted a presentation of networking through the use of social media. The presentation focused on the positive and negative uses of social media. She reminded the group that once you put something on social media - it’s going to be seen. It’s important for everyone to think before posting to a social media account.
After the social media presentation, Slone concluded the day’s activities by taking the group on a tour of Job Corps campus.
The 2014-15 Floyd County Leadership class consists of Danya Anderson, McDowell ARH; Kelli Ayers, Big Sandy Community & Technical College; Crystal Coleman, Skeans Marathon; Joe Campbell, Big Sandy Community & Technical College; Emmitt Hamilton; Danita Reynolds, US Bank; Whitney Layne, First Commonwealth Bank; Stephanie Stratton, Citizens National Bank; and Heath Wiley, Gearheart Communications.
The next Leadership Floyd County session will be held in Frankfort, KY and focus on legislative issues. For additional information on the Leadership program, please contact the Floyd County Chamber of Commerce at 606-886-0364.