Nine City of Fayetteville employees are working their way through a leadership training course to strengthen them in their current roles and to prepare them for future challenges.
The training, hosted by Southern Crescent Technical College, is delivered in three segments. The first took place in July and the second in August, with the third and final segment scheduled for mid-September.
“This course has already been very helpful in my line of work for the City,” said Accountant Karen Austin, a 17-year employee who works in the Finance Department. “It has given me insight on how to look at situations in a different light, as well as how to become a better leader.”
Newer employees are also benefiting from the training.
“This course is providing me with the information to recognize my strengths and weaknesses as a leader,” said Tiffany Alexander, who has been with the City 15 months and is now the Interim Court Clerk.
“So often, people are put in leadership roles without being equipped with the proper tools needed to be successful,” said Deputy Finance Director Carleetha Talmadge, who helps coordinate the training. “We have nine employees from five City departments attending this round of training, and we look forward to seeing how they grow from it and how the City benefits from their growth.”