MCC Employees Complete Leadership Program

Awards Continuing Education Employees

Two MCC employees recently completed the North Carolina Community College Leadership Program. Jessica Hamilton, Director of Business & Industry Services and Amy Frieary, Dean of Health and Human Services finished the six-month leadership program designed to provide participants with organized, face-to-face experiences to help them develop skills needed to lead in a community college atmosphere.

The North Carolina Community College Leadership Program was founded in 1989 to develop and enhance essential skills to support current and future leadership roles in the North Carolina Community College System. The program provides networking opportunities for participants to discover and apply best practices to deal with current community college issues.

Jessica Hamilton was impressed with the amount of self-study and reflection in the leadership program. “Before you can lead others, you really need to understand and govern yourself,” explains Hamilton. “The lessons and exercises we completed were eye-opening, and I appreciated the speakers from different colleges and the system office who shared their journeys with us.” “I felt I really enhanced my personal leadership skills,” said Amy Frieary. “I established some strong partnerships with leaders at other community colleges in the state. We were exposed to Presidents and Vice Presidents throughout the NC community college system who shared their experiences and knowledge. I collected best practices from these leaders that I can take back and implement here at MCC. I thoroughly enjoyed this opportunity to learn more about myself, network with other employees in our system and form some lasting friendships.”