Center for
Leadership Excellence

The Center for Leadership Excellence is a partnership between Mohawk Valley Community College and Leadership Mohawk Valley – a joint effort creating an innovative and high impact center to address the region’s need for effective, equipped, and engaged community leaders.

The Center includes three distinct programs: Leadership Mohawk Valley, Leadership Academy, and Supervisors Institute. Over the course of the next several years, and with the support of the Community Foundation, the Center will offer additional leadership development programs, creating one location for participants to learn skills to lead the region through new challenges and opportunities.

Leadership Mohawk Valley, Leadership Academy, and Supervisors Institute

Leadership Mohawk Valley

Leadership Mohawk Valley is an immersive program which develops leaders committed to building, supporting, and strengthening our region. This 10-month community leadership program is intended for established leaders. Through community issue and case study-based learning, participants will refine and enhance their leadership capabilities and deepen their connections and commitment to the Mohawk Valley.

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Leadership Academy

Leadership Academy develops effective leaders who understand themselves and how to build relationships, have the skills to create and work with teams, display emotional intelligence, and connect to their organizations. Leadership Academy is a 10-month personal leadership development program intended for emerging leaders.

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Supervisors Institute

Supervisors Institute is a 10-month leadership development program intended for individuals currently in or preparing for supervisory roles. This hands-on training in effective management and leadership provides participants with the tools to create conditions for others to thrive. The Center for Leadership Excellence also offers a customized version of this program designed to meet the unique needs of a particular organization or business. 

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"The Center for Leadership Excellence creates a focal point for leadership, strengthening the impact of existing programs, and creating new opportunities to connect emerging and accomplished leaders to move the community forward in innovative ways.”

– Alicia Dicks,
President/CEO of The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties