Leadership Style Making A Difference At VVC

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By Staff Reports

(Victorville)– Many companies value Servant Leadership and not surprisingly quite a few are listed in Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to work for.  Half of the top 10 are identified as practicing Servant Leadership.  It has been well-reported that Victor Valley College’s new Superintendent/President, Roger Wagner, Ph.D., subscribes to this philosophy and is applying it to his leadership of the college.  Dr. Wagner will share the tenets of Servant Leadership, with the community, in a free public workshop.  The Becoming a Servant Leader, Do You Have What it Takes? workshop will be held in the Victor Valley College Performing Arts Center on Thursday, February 12, beginning at 6 p.m.

“Servant leadership has changed me and I believe it will change Victor Valley College,” said Dr. Wagner.  “It may have the power to change the community and so I’m eager to help our stakeholders understand the power it will have on our campus.”

‘Servant leadership is a philosophy and set of practices that enriches the lives of individuals, builds better organizations and ultimately creates a more just and caring world.  While servant leadership is a timeless concept, the phrase “servant leadership” was coined by Robert K. Greenleaf in The Servant as Leader, an essay that he first published in 1970.’

“As the new guy I know that I will have to accept doing some things differently than I have in the past.  I have asked our students, faculty, and staff that they also be willing to do some things differently as we learn more about one another,” said Dr. Wagner.

Anyone interested in Servant Leadership is encouraged to attend.  For more information about the Becoming a Servant Leader, Do You Have What it Takes? Workshop please contact Robert A. Sewell at (760) 245-4271 ext. 2395.

ABOUT THE VVCCD:

The Victor Valley Community College District (VVCCD) is one of 72 community college districts within the California Community College system, the largest educational system in the world, which encompasses 112 community colleges. The VVCCD has for 53 years provided its communities and students with quality and affordable career training, certificates, associate’s degrees, and preparation for transfer to  four-year colleges or universities through Victor Valley College (VVC.  For additional information on the VVCCD, please contact Robert A. Sewell, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at 760-245-4271, Ext. 2395 or by email at robert.sewell@vvc.edu.

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