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“This experience, being a participant of both Future Ready Leadership 1 & 2, has made me realize that I can handle the challenges that are thrown at me and I will survive! It has made me a stronger leader with confidence!”
– Kim Coombs, Co-Director, Municipal Law Enforcement, City of Hamilton
“Collaborating with MCE to host a Business After 5 Networking Event, in conjunction with their Open House at their Stoney Creek Mohawk College Campus, yielded a great turnout and a rich networking environment. Mohawk College President, Ron McKerlie, brought greetings and MCE President, Audie McCarthy, and her MCE team were gracious and inspiring hosts. We look forward to working with Mohawk/MCE on future programming and networking opportunities.”
– Arnie Strub, Executive Director, Stoney Creek Chamber
“As an Instructor for PEMAC for the past 12 years, I have seen tremendous growth in the knowledge and confidence level of hundreds of maintenance personnel across Canada and especially here in Southern Ontario.
The eight modules provided by PEMAC escalates the knowledge of the students in all areas of maintenance, finance, HR and production. In doing so, they gain an enhanced understanding of the big picture and how maintenance contributes to the profitability of their company. Through new approaches to increased effectiveness and efficiency, these Maintenance Management Professionals (MMP) learn that maintenance is far more than just fixing assets and running Preventive Maintenance programs.
I encourage all managers and executives to support your maintenance staff to participate in this extensive program so they can help you remain competitive, increase profits and add value to your organization. ”
– Roger Davies, President, Da-trol Group Inc. (1987), Maintenance Management Specialists
“The MCE Future Ready Leadership (FRL) course was one of the most worthwhile courses PHRI has ever given me the opportunity to attend. I reference the course teachings frequently and try to implement tools and processes learned as much as possible in my projects and teams. I can also say that at group meetings with other FRL’ers, people are implementing the learnings from the course too.”
– Alex Grinvalds, Research Coordinator, PHRI
“The time is now to ensure the City of Hamilton is taking proactive steps to develop our future leaders. The Future Ready Leadership program provided effective leadership development for the Planning & Economic Development Department. MCE worked with us to create a truly unique program which allowed the integration of Soft Skills Leadership development and Project Management training and consulting which culminated in participants working and closing out real City projects. This unique program combined two major developmental needs and blended them to achieve maximum success for both participants and their management teams. The facilitators were second to none and the team at MCE always went above and beyond to make this program the best fit for us.”
– Marty Hazel, Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives, Planning and Economic Development, City of Hamilton
“I had the privilege of being nominated to take the Future Ready Leadership Professional Development Program. The instructors were inter-active and engaging with their own personal stories to share which helped ease nervousness when being pushed out of our comfort zones. Important leadership skills with useful implementation techniques were provided to us with opportunities to practice in a group setting. As well, working as a team toward a final presentation to our Management Executive Team where we were able to display what we learned to those who nominated us.
At the end of the Future Ready Leadership PD, I was fortunate to be promoted to a Management position within the College. It is great to be able to use the skills that I learned with excellent material to refer to.
I would highly recommend this course!”
– Kelsey Crawford, Operations Manager, Continuing Education, Mohawk College
“If you are an individual that takes pride in how you conduct yourself professionally and personally and have a solid work ethic that is acknowledged by senior management staff, then the Future Ready Leadership program will truly be beneficial in so many aspects.
This program brought together like minded individuals that are seeking to advance their leadership skills for the betterment of themselves and the corporation.
During our sessions we touched on topics that related to municipal best-practices, leadership, project management, coaching, mentorship, conflict resolution, delegation, team building but most importantly the ability to gauge oneself. Once you know areas that need to be addressed or focused on then these new found skills will assist you in tackling any personal limitations.
These sessions and the interaction with fellow colleagues was truly beneficial. I have created solid relationships with individuals across the Corporation and through those relationships we were able to share knowledge, stories and management styles.
This program aligns with our Corporate Pillars in exemplifying collective ownership and engaging empowered employees.
– Nick Anastasopoulos, P.Eng., Chief Building Official, City of Burlington-
“The Future Ready Leadership program was an excellent educational opportunity. The training course provided a very comprehensive overview of the requirements and many learning occasions that I am now using daily. Jack and Angela were both very knowledgeable instructors, who connected well with all the participants. I would highly recommend this training opportunity.”
– Lynda Bartlett, Manager Human Services, County of Oxford
“Denninger’s recently completed a 2 day Essential Skills for Managers training course at Mohawk College Enterprise (MCE). The investment in training and development was identified by CEO Mary Aduckiewicz and Regional Manager Andrew Laurat as an integral piece of long term success for the specialty foods retailer. The program was customized and delivered to help build from existing skills of the 25 managers and was delivered on 2 consecutive Mondays. The flexible delivery schedule is another way MCE works with its clients to maximize their training potential.”
– CEO Mary Aduckiewicz and Regional Manager Andrew Laurat, Denninger’s Foods of the world
“I found this program extremely beneficial to increase knowledge of emergency operations. The content was great, the facilitators were knowledgeable and the flow was perfect. Great job on how you implemented theory with activity to keep people engaged. Real-life exercises helped to show what the environment is like in the EOC. Extremely valuable.”
– Participant, February delivery of Emergency Operations Centre & Site Management Course
“The team at Mohawk College Enterprise has been a pleasure to work with, bringing their expertise and knowledge of the industry together, in order to deliver a great training session for our team. I have found Dianne (Jones) to be very thorough in assessing our training needs, to make sure the delivery and the material presented were as relevant to our staff as possible. Sandra (Summerhayes) brought excellent presentation skills and an amazing level of enthusiasm to the subject, Career Ethics, connecting our staff to it through practical, work related exercises which have benefited our whole team. Thank you, Dianne and Sandra!
– Raluca Lazar, Program Manager, The Centre for Skills Development & Training
“It was a pleasure being part of the recent Business Writing Skills workshop offered through MCE. This workshop provided insight in how to identify typical errors and oversights and also how to communicate with others in a clear and concise manner.”
– Nick Anastasopoulos, Supervisor Building Inspections, City of Hamilton
“Mohawk has provided Horizon Utilities’ employees with customized training programs. The facilitators provided us with the exceptional on-site instruction that is gratifying and beneficial to all participants. Their ability to customize their training programs to meet our specific needs has given our staff the tools, confidence and knowledge to face the continuous influx of changes within our industry.”
– Eileen Campbell, Director of Customer Service, Customer Service Excellence, Horizon Utilities
“I received very, very good feedback from MCE’s program and presentation. Everyone thought it was terrific and I wouldn’t change anything it was very close to being perfect.”
– Brenda Biggs, Human Resources, Township of Tiny
“The Future Ready Leadership Program is a great course, with excellent instructors. The course was well presented and very relevant to our work, overall-excellent. I really got a great amount out of the entire course, the trainers facilitate in a way which allows attendees to interact, while learning skills and knowledge which can be applied to their individual roles. I would highly recommend to others. Thank you.”
– Tammy Bothman, Supervisor of Program and Facilities, Parks and Recreation
“I truly enjoyed the leadership sessions. Jack and Juanita are fantastic facilitators. They kept the entire program interesting and engaging every minute of every session. I found value in every topic of discussion and hear Jack, Juanita and fellow participants whispering in my ear every once in a while, guiding decisions and actions. May, many thanks!”
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