Mohawk College

May 2016
Message from The President & CEO

"Graduation is a time of completion, of finishing, of an ending; however, it is also a time of celebration of achievement and a beginning for the new graduate."
Catherine Pulsifer , Author
Many of you will be attending graduation ceremonies this spring. Maybe your children, grandchildren, significant other or friend will be graduating from university, college, high school, grade 8 or even kindergarten. All are a time for celebration.
Future Ready Graduates At MCE, we too have had a lot of graduations to celebrate this spring and I'd like to dedicate this newsletter to our Future Ready Leadership graduates
Since beginning the program in 2011, we are proud to say that we have graduated almost 600 future leaders. Our graduates have come to us from municipalities, manufacturing, healthcare, non-profit agencies and education, and the one thing they had in common was a passion to become a better leader; and this doesn't stop for them once they receive their certificate.
Leadership is a journey, not a destination. The journey may take you to places and situations you may never have dreamed of before. Along that journey, you may slip once in a while.  It is part of the process; leaders are never a finished product. The best leaders believe in continuous development and learning. It is really the only way to succeed in today's world.
We sincerely hope our Future Ready Leadership graduates take pride in their accomplishments, but more importantly, carve time out of their busy lives to continue the leadership journey. This can be done in a number of ways; sign up for Future Ready Level 2 for example! But also through reading, listening, taking risks and venturing into new situations. 
Many of our graduates have already taken on new positions, both laterally and as promotions. I expect many more will be doing so in the near future. But whether they move on or up, or stay in their current positions, we are very proud to have been a part of their Future Ready Leadership journey. 

Audie McCarthy
President & CEO, Mohawk College Enterprise
P.S. Keep reading for tips on enhancing your leadership skills
MCE  Announcements  and  Events

MCE participated in the OMHRA conference last month. It was a great event with lots of opportunities to connect with our municipal partners. Congratulations to the winner of our $100 Chapter's gift certificate:

Dara Barry, Director, Organization & Employee Services, Durham Region

Continue your learning on us Dara! 

MCE would like to welcome our newest customer, InvestorCOM.  Congratulations on a successful Day One of your Future Ready Leadership program, and for opening your session to other businesses. 

MCE launched Future Ready Level 2 with the City of Hamilton. We are thrilled that you decided to continue the leadership journey with us! 
City Of Hamilton

MCE would like to congratulate Nick Anastasopoulos, P.Eng., previously Supervisor, Building Inspections, Building Division, City of Hamilton Planning and Economic Development Department, on his new position as Chief Building Official at the City of Burlington. Nick is a Future Ready Leadership graduate! Well done Nick! 

Congratulations to our April Future Ready Leadership graduates! 
Click below to see them for yourself! 

Watch for the videos of the following graduates in our June newsletter.

Oxford County

Upcoming Courses and Programs

Date & Location 

This program helps prepare new or existing leaders in the private and public sectors for the future. We focus on essential leadership skills that will help advance participants in their career, as well as move your organization forward. 

Contact us to customize this program for your employees.
For details, contact:

Lorraine MacDonald
905 575 2534

This program takes your FRL Level 1 graduates to the next level of leadership  learning.  
Contact us to customize this program for your employees.
For details, contact:

Lorraine MacDonald
905 575 2534

Coming this Fall

Emergency Operations Centre and Site Management (EOM) 

October 2016
Location: Mohawk College, Fennell Campus, Hamilton
This version of our EOM program will be customized for an academic audience. 

Kris Michailow
905 517 1676
Keep up with industry demands in an ever changing and competitive market by providing your employees with this high- impact, customized welding program. 

Quickstart Welding Program
Quickstart Welding Program

Lorraine MacDonald
905 575 2534

Tips to Enhance Your Leadership Skills



1. Leaders are readers, although not everyone likes to read! For those that do, there are many great books out there on leadership. Click here to browse our Recommended Book List.  

2. For those that don't like to read, there are always YouTube videos or Ted Talks. Check out our YouTube videos:

3. Take advantage of any learning opportunity your company or organization offers you. This could be a formal course or it could be volunteering to be on a committee. Look at projects as an opportunity, not just another task added to your to do list.

4. Invest in yourself. Sign up for courses, find a coach or mentor and spend time on your professional development.

5. Look for role models or leaders you look up to, and then model their behaviours and attitudes.   

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