Ivy Tech Kokomo sets summer series on business leadership skills

KOKOMO, Ind. — As part of its efforts to meet Hoosier workforce needs, Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region is offering a five-week summer series designed to develop leaders in business and industry.

The series, to be taught by Jim Mullins, a veteran of more than 30 years in human resource management with Chrysler Corp., will meet from noon to 4 p.m. each Friday from July 14 to Aug. 11 on the Ivy Tech Kokomo Campus. Cost of the five-session program is $550.

“This is a great opportunity for companies to invest in their employees and develop the leaders they need, leaders who can do more and be more in order to succeed in today’s complex environment,” said Stephanie Reitan, workforce alignment program manager for Ivy Tech’s Kokomo Region. “This course will help develop front-line leaders with strong interpersonal skills who can get things done by mobilizing and engaging others.”

The course uses the Interaction Management global leadership training curriculum from DDI (Development Dimensions International) and serves as a foundation for many follow-on courses designed to help leaders communicate effectively so they can spark action in others.

Mullins, an adjunct professor at Purdue Polytechnic Institute Kokomo, Indiana Wesleyan University, DeVry University, and Ivy Tech and a certified DDI facilitator, shares more than 40 years of manufacturing experience with his students. He earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial administration from General Motors Institute, a master’s degree in management from Indiana Wesleyan, and a doctorate in organizational development and human resources from Capella University.

The five sessions will cover these leadership skills: Communicating for Leadership Success, Building and Sustaining Trust, Working as a High-performance Team, Addressing Poor Performance, and Resolving Workplace Conflict

For more information on the course and to register for the course, contact Reitan at or 765-252-5476.

SOURCE: News release from Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region