Dulye Leadership Experience 2009 in Photos
Forever changed...that's what the the Dulye Leadership Experience 2009 did to the forward plans and thinking of this year's class of 12 Syracuse University juniors and seniors. "My weekend at the Dulye Leadership Experience will never be forgotten and my learning will be carried with me forever," said junior Tory Gentes. "The weekend gave me tools to carry through my journey of life and a career."
An esteemed faculty of corporate executives, entrepreneurs, specialists and non-profit leaders gave their time, talent and teaching to guide students through a robust curriculum designed to prepare them for the organizational and operational realities of today's workplace. Faculty included Robert Coutts, retired Lockheed Martin president; Rich Armstrong, DRS Vice President; attorney John Herbert; executive recruiter Sue Edelstein; Carol Mower Burns, executive director of Berkshire (MA) Children and Families; reporter Jenn Smith of the Berkshire Eagle; Roger Gibboni, COO of Dulye & Co.; Larry Bennett, Syracuse University Business Professor of Entrepreneurial Practice; Matthew Keator and Sheila Keator of the Keator Group; John Vittori, president and founder of Hilltop Orchards; recent SU grads JT Compeau, Nick Dwyer and Alex Regenstreich; and Linda Dulye, founder and president of Dulye & Co.
Highly interactive sessions were held in multiple venues in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts--from a country club to financial service center to a winery. The challenging curriculum addressed business finance, fundamentals of entrepreneurship, workplace communications, organizational effectiveness, corporate culture, resumes and job interviews, leadership skills, and carving a career path.
As George M. Langford, Dean of The College of Arts & Sciences at Syracuse University, cited in the inaugural edition of his monthly e-newsletter, “the all-expense-paid weekend workshop, featuring interactive sessions, networking and an A-list faculty was made possible by Linda Dulye." Linda is a graduate of Syracuse University and one of 3 Dulye family members to graduate from Syracuse. She is an international leader in change management and employee engagement, who founded Dulye & Co. in 1998.
Dulye started the leadership program in 2008. She says the honor of inspiring young talent and giving back to others--who will one-day do likewise--are the program's greatest rewards. "Giving back to my alma mater and preparing students for the reality of the workplace has been a passion and privilege for me. I would like to thank our incredible faculty for generously sharing their time and experience – and thanks as well to Dean Langford for the plug!"
Here's a slideshow from DLE 2009: