Twenty participants along with state officers, district directors and past presidents, representing 15 chapters of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International attended the Alabama State Leadership Development Seminar June 15-16, 2023 at Marion Military Institute. This year marked the twenty-sixth anniversary of this biennium event. The seminar is designed to grant leadership and management training to key women educators across the state. Greeting were given by Colonel David J. Mollahan, President of Marion Military, who was introduced by David Ivey, Chief Academic Officer. President Mollahan spoke on his background, how he came to Marion Military Institute, and on leadership and character development in preparing young people to be successful. Participants attended sessions on leadership styles, developing communication skills, integrity, parliamentary procedure and self-care. Motivational sessions were also included.
Delta Kappa Gamma Society is a professional honorary organization for women educators. Membership into the Society is by invitation and based upon success in the field of education, leadership potential, professional and community service. The Society promotes professional, and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education. Alabama began offering Leadership Training Seminars in 1985 to stimulate the personal and professional growth of Society members in Alabama. Members are selected from throughout the state to attend.
Alabama State would like to thank Marion Military Institute, President Mollahan, David Ivey and staff for the warm welcome and working with us to organize and carry out the 2023 Leadership Training Seminar.