Fourteen faculty and staff members from Bluegrass Community & Technical College (BCTC) recently graduated from the college’s fifth annual Leadership Academy. The BCTC Leadership Academy is designed to identify and develop employee leadership skills essential to the future operation and success of the college.
Former Lexington Mayor Teresa Isaacs was the guest speaker at this year’s graduation and urged the graduates to continue on their path to leadership. “I am very proud of the graduates of the BCTC Leadership Academy and wish them well in their future endeavors. I encourage them to be flexible, be persistent, and be courageous,” said Isaacs.
The nine-month class began last August. Classes met once a month and addressed issues that included applied leadership, community awareness and service learning. Other sessions covered personality assessment, leadership ethics, communications, culture and diversity within leadership, climate and conflict, meeting management, and public speaking. Additionally, the class had the opportunity to tour Toyota and BCTC’s Georgetown facilities and visit BCTC’s extended campuses in Lawrenceburg, Danville and Winchester-Clark County.