Interdenominational Ministers Conference honors college

March 16, 2009

Penn State Harrisburg Continuing Education’s success in developing leadership training for the region’s professionals has earned a pair of awards from the Interdenominational Ministers Conference (IMC).

The IMC has announced the college and Acting Continuing Education Director Erin Shannon are the recipients of its Service Award for their roles in the successful launch of the Harrisburg Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Development Institute.

“By making its Penn State Harrisburg Eastgate facility as well as CE credits available, Penn State Harrisburg and Erin Shannon have provided tremendous support in launching the leadership institute. Thanks to the University, our program is off to a great start,” said executive director Joseph Robinson Jr.

He added, “With Penn State Harrisburg’s assistance, the leadership institute will develop leaders who are sensitive to social and economic issues impacting the community.”

Shannon explained, “We worked with the institute on curriculum development for a course of study that was both useful in business and industrial settings and academically sound. The leadership training is a multi-course program which meets one Saturday a month and involves students who are Harrisburg community residents from a variety of professions including schools, industry and business.

“The program is designed to hone leadership skills the students can carry back to their communities and employment. Basically, we provided the academic rigor to the program and worked with the organization to assure it met their academic standards.”

The collaboration with the institute underscores Penn State Harrisburg Continuing Education’s commitment to answer the lifelong training and education needs of the region. Specializing in customized training programs for business and organizations with leadership development a key component, Continuing Education brings education conveniently downtown through its Eastgate Center at 7th and Herr streets.

The Interdenominational Ministers Conference, founded more than 50 years ago, promotes brotherhood and the ideals of justice and dignity throughout the community. There are currently more than 60 ministers in the organization, representing a diverse group of denominations.

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