On Feb. 22, the Appanoose County Developing Dynamic Leaders Academy held a day-long session to understand different personality traits and how to better work with people who have similar or different perspectives and priorities in life. The session was the first of the eight series for Appanoose Leadership 2013 to be hold until June.
The 22 participants conducted a self-analysis on their personality and learned about the strengths and weaknesses of each personality type. Brian Dunn, Region 14 Regional Extension Education director for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach facilitated the session.
“This session allowed for participants to better understand themselves and gave them the necessary tools to also better understand people around them, whether they are co-workers, neighbors or other community leaders” stated Dunn.
Joyce Bieber with the Centerville Chamber of Commerce was on hand to welcome participants as they arrived.
“We are very happy with the interest that Appanoose Leadership 2013 has attracted and the level of participation that we have gotten, in fact we are still getting calls from interested citizens,” Bieber said.
Participants also had the chance to hear about the hospital from Ann Young, Mercy Medical Center vice president for Community and Staff Relations. Young gave a historical background of the hospital and how it has been evolving in order to better serve the residents of Appanoose County.
There is still time to register for the rest of the Leadership sessions. The next session will be on March 7 at 8 a.m. at the Rathbun Regional Water Association Plant. To register call the Appanoose County Extension office at (641) 856-3885. The cost of Appanoose Leadership is $50. However, if participants attend six of the eight sessions they will receive a full refund of the registration fee.