Leadership Knox County met for the third time in Bloomfield on September 8th.
The focus of the session was on ‘conflict management’ and ‘team building’. Julie Younkin, leadership trainer and coach with the Northeast Community College Center for Enterprise, presented the two topics.
The conflict management session centered on learning how to use conflict resolution strategies to effectively confront people in ways that minimizes stress and tension. The team building session taught the group strategies on identifying the four phases of team-building as well as the sixteen steps to building a high performing team.
“In any continuing education atmosphere, if I can pull one good thing out of the session, I've considered the day a success," said Leadership Knox County class member Holly Wortmann. "In Bloomfield, I can honestly say that with Julie Younkin, I had a page full of ideas I'd like to bring back to my community of Crofton."
The group took a tour of downtown Bloomfield and heard from Ray Lush, a Bloomfield native and local entrepreneur. Ray visited with the group about his business, Sweetcorn Products LLC. Lush offered an opportunity to work one on one with individuals wishing to look at developing products.
This session was the third out of six classes. The Leadership Knox County class meets at specified locations around the county each month.
For more information about the program, or to get involved in next year’s class contact Megan Hanefeldt with the Knox County Development Agency at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-288-5619.