Vice President of Human Resources Ed Santry said that the program benefits both entry-level and experienced front-line leaders in the organization.
"At Columbia Gas, we believe that an educated and well-informed work force is key to our success," Santry
said."Through this partnership, we are providing the opportunity for current and future leaders to continually build skills through a well-respected educational institution."
According to Santry
, the Penn State program was selected because it is designed for the non-traditional student and because Penn State's management development programs and services department
has a proven track record in helping shape leaders for both today and tomorrow."The ease and convenience of working with the Penn
State team is a key part to helping our employees and leaders learn and grow," Santry
added."The Penn State faculty provides a great experience for our employees to learn."
Columbia Gas supervisors are participating in six two-day courses to improve competencies in communication, performance management and dealing with performance problems.Participants will receive a Penn State supervisory leadership certificate upon completion of the program.