Profession: Country (Nicaragua) Director of a nonprofit specializing in health, education, and community development.
What is leadership? "Leadership involves deep, intimate knowledge of oneself and others so that one's best talents can be implemented within a team."
Why is leadership training important? "Leadership training is important because it provides a structured environment to bring out the inherent, intrinsic leadership qualities that each person posses. And so often, as leaders, we are functioning out of deficit experience where we are saying, 'we aren't capable of being leaders' - having opportunities for leadership training gives that structured space to have the motivation to go forward into the environments that they work in."
How will you utilize your learning from the LTCP? "As a leadership trainer I look forward to sharing the information, skills, techniques with a new generation of leaders - and making sure I transfer that to personal and professional spaces. The challenge of leadership training is to cultivate leaders, not just workers or employees - the focus on leadership training is leadership development."