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CrossState Leadership School is an opportunity to gain leadership skills and move your career forward in a fun, collaborative environment. Students learn from Penn State Corporate Learning instructors and from credit union peers and colleagues. In a combination of classroom learning and team building, students walk away with improved leadership skills, ideas to improve their credit union, and a network of peers.
CrossState Leadership School also offers a little more than traditional classroom learning. Students will spend a day at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center participating in hands-on learning activities while enjoying the great outdoors. The team building activities focus on improving skills in cooperation, trust, problem-solving, and relationships. Each activity is the catalyst for discussion of individual and team concepts. Skills facilitators guide participants through the process of analyzing what was learning and also how to apply the experience to their work setting.
Member Credit Unions over $50 million in assets: $875
Member Credit Unions under $50 million in assets: $679
Non-Member Credit Unions: $1,175
Professor Alicia Grandey
Alicia Grandey is a Professor of the industrial-organizational psychology program at Penn State University. Over the past 25 years, she has published over 60 research articles and a book on research related to work stress and diversity, which has been cited in Fast Company, the New Yorker, and NPR. She is globally known as an expert in emotional labor, the managing of emotions when performing the work role, focusing on “people-work” roles in customer service and health care.
Dr. Duane “Andy” Gustafson
Duane “Andy” Gustafson is an Associate Professor of Managerial Communication at The Pennsylvania State University. He earned his Ph.D. from Penn State in 1996. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The California State University, Fresno. His research interests include leadership communication, professional presentations, graphical representation of business data, interpersonal influence strategies, and managing multigenerational workforces.
Besides his responsibilities with the university, Dr. Gustafson is active with The National Communication Association, The Eastern Communication Association, and The Association for Business Communication. Dr. Gustafson is also an associate with the Communication Research Associates–a private communication consulting firm based in Valley Forge, PA. The firm provides many communication-related services and training, but specializes in executive coaching. Dr. Gustafson is also the sole proprietor of his own Communication Consulitng Business—Three Points Communication Solutions: LLC. The clients he has served include Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Dean Witter, Goldman Sachs, McDonalds, Celebrity Cruises Inc., Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Alcoa Chemical, Lockheed-Martin, IBM, Hirtle Callaghan Outsourced Chief Investment Officer, and PNC.
Professor Roy Long
Roy is the service manager for the Digital Learning Cooperative and the Polaris project, the public facing web platform in use by all Penn State Commonwealth campuses, Penn State at the Navy Yard, and Office of the Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses. His career delivering technology spans more than twenty years, with service to K12 as well as higher education and the energy industry.
Roy’s research focused on navigating large-scale change initiatives for government, universities, and corporations, and he has led successful campaigns for the University of California, UC Irvine Medical Center, Montgomery College, the State of Connecticut, Vanguard, and the National Institute of Health.
Professor Susan Mohammed
Susan Mohammed is a Professor in the industrial-organizational psychology program at Penn State University. Over the past 30 years, she has become a renowned expert on teamwork and how teams “get on the same page” with a shared purpose, especially when they differ on personality, demographics, and status. Her team research has been funded by the military and the National Science Foundation. She has conducted studies in restaurants, business, and health care settings.
Dr. Albert A. Vicere
Dr. Albert A. Vicere is Executive Education Professor of Strategic Leadership at the Smeal College of Business, The Pennsylvania State University. Recipient of numerous MBA teaching awards for his courses on strategic leadership, he has served in various leadership roles for the Smeal College including Associate Dean for Executive Education, Director of the Institute for the Study of Organizational Effectiveness and Faculty Director of the Executive MBA Program.
In addition to his duties at Penn State, he is President of Vicere Associates Inc., a consulting firm that has worked with major organizations in over 40 countries to help them address issues in strategy and leadership development. The firm’s clients have included 3M, AMD, American Express, the American Red Cross, Anheuser-Busch, ARAMARK, AT&T, BASF AG, Boeing, BP, British Airways, Cisco, Continental AG, Daimler-Benz, Dow Chemical, Eastman Kodak, Ecolab, LM Ericsson, Excelon, First Data, Four Seasons, Hallmark, Henkel KGaA, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Kraft, The Limited, McDonald’s, Merck, Motorola, National Australia Group, National Health Service (UK), Petron (Philippines), PwC, Rockwell Automation, Samsung, Saudi Aramco, Schering-Plough, Scudder Kemper Investments, Unisys, UNIVAR, U.S. Steel, and Western Union
Mary Kay Williams
Mary Kay T. Williams is a Senior Instructor for Penn State Corporate Learning and is the founder and consulting principal of MindShift Consulting Inc. Mary Kay is part of a team of instructors within Corporate Learning that believe Penn State customers can expect exceptional quality, service, and commitment. Corporate Learning’s resources and capabilities, including strategic and leadership planning assistance; business, technical, and environmental assessments, training; credentialing; learning tools and techniques that can be applied to refresh skills and enhance knowledge retention. Mary Kay is a dynamic facilitator and loves her craft and it shows. She has helped many organizations both in the private and public sectors to achieve new levels of effectiveness and efficiency.