Professional Development Opportunity for St. Thomas Employees Provided by Disney Institute

The University of St. Thomas Human Resources Department has been invited to host a Disney Institute training session from 8-9:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, in the Anderson Student Center Woulfe Alumni Hall.

The free 90-minute session on Disney’s Approach to Leadership Excellence is available to a limited number of St. Thomas employees. Built on the global success of the Disney organization, this Disney Institute experience will engage attendees in time-tested best practices, sound methodologies and real-life business lessons.

Space is limited to 40 attendees. Those interested who have not yet registered are encouraged to do so as soon as possible. Register online.

According to the Disney Institute:

A leader is far more than a label—leadership is about taking actions to create sustained, positive transformations within an organization. Great leaders align their own values and vision with those of their business and help operationalize them for the future. The most meaningful way to demonstrate these skills is to passionately communicate your shared vision and practice what your company stands for. Leaders also cultivate committed employees who strive to lead as well. It is this approach to leadership that is responsible for The Walt Disney Company legacy known around the world today.

Disney Institute offers leadership development through a time-tested approach that demonstrates the values and behaviors of exemplary leaders. Leaders who intentionally nurture an environment of mutual trust and respect find that they create stronger employee performance, exceptional customer service and ultimately greater business results. Connecting great leadership to improved performance is just one of the ways that Disney Institute helps organizations re-imagine their results.

The session is intended to encourage attendees to align training on Disney’s Approach to Leadership Excellence with the university's strategic plan, St. Thomas 2020: Living Our Mission, Expanding our Horizon.

To learn more, visit the Disney Institute website.

For more information or if you have questions, contact Michelle Thom, associate vice president of human resources, or Holly Gainer, human resources office manager, at (651) 962-6510.