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February 15, 2017

Press Release : For Immediate Release

Re: Symmes Township Resident is Recipient of the Top Leadership Partner Award

LEAD2018 Top Award Winners have been announced recognizing exemplary practices in Leadership Development globally

The distinguished recipients of the Leadership Excellence and Development (LEAD) Awards for 2018 were named for outstanding achievements in leadership development and programs in the areas of Education, Corporate, and Individuals at the LEAD2018 event held at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah February 7th and 8th. Prestigious leadership awards salute the world's top leadership practitioners and programs and highlight their roles in developing their most important asset - their people.


Valarie Willis Consulting received one of the Top Leadership Partner Awards for 2018.  Additionally, Valarie Willis Consulting was recognized for collaborating  with Stepan Chemical Company for their Emerging Leaders Program, which uses the Leadership Challenge as a foundation.  Valarie Willis, Principal of Valarie Willis Consulting is a Certified Master Facilitator of The Leadership Challenge.

For the past 35 years, the LEAD Awards, formerly known as Leadership Excellence Awards, have identified and recognized the top leadership programs and organizations and their strategies and solutions in their yearly ranking. This year's award winners will be published in the February edition of the Leadership Excellence Essentials e-publication. Future issues of the Leadership Excellence publication will also feature interviews from select top award winners in each category. These interviews will outline each program's unique qualities that made them a LEAD Awards winner.

About LEAD
The Leadership Excellence & Development (LEAD) event is an annual 2-day inspirational leadership conference dedicated to helping organizations create AN INNOVATIVE, HIGH POTENTIAL AND PASSIONATE WORKFORCE. Both days are action packed with Leadership and HR-specific roundtables, workshops, networking opportunities and speakers. Participants learn how to take the world’s best corporate leadership practices and concepts and put them into practice, applying them to their organizations. Thirteen keynotes inspire and motivate attendees personally and professionally with their amazing stories about overcoming obstacles, facing adversity, and persevering through hardships. The Awards Gala evening celebrates award winning leadership and development programs. 

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