Brandman University Offers Organizational Development Sessions for Menifee Employees
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 23:15
Brandman University has reached out to local governmental officials to support the professionalism and management qualities of the city’s officials. Currently, the university’s Menifee Campus has formulated a program designed to uplift the officials’ experience via a group of leadership and management sessions, reportedly expected to be 90 minutes in length each.
The program serves to benefit both parties, offering classes to city leaders, which ultimately benefit the community and raise awareness in the area about the types of courses the university is offering.
Brandman University steadily works on developing business courses that many in the immediate area may not be aware of. The new program opens up a flow of networking between menifee residents and officials promoting the university’s course.
According to Miguel Aranda, the Menifee Campus Site Director, the city has also agreed to implement Brandman University’s advertising campaign into their “Menifee Matters” magazine, a monthly issue of menifee activities delivered to residents and business owners of the city.
The program was devised by both the campus site director and the senior aide to the city manager, Gina Gonzalez, after she had expressed interest in possibly providing growth and development opportunities to the city’s employees.
Brandman University’s program is already in progress with Aranda having presented the first two courses geared towards customer service and enhancing the customers experience. The second session revolved around situational leadership. As of February 1st, he is expected to present the third session next week on the 10th, which will encompass organizational communication, effective listening and strategies for communication.
Aranda’s past experience in public speaking and engaging with small companies trying to upscale their customer service and internal motivation efforts, makes him a grand candidate to lead this section of the series. According to him, the series has been well received by Menifee employees (40), with between 20 and 30 of them participating in the sessions.
Aranda currently has plans to possibly expand the series offerings to nearby towns such as Temecula.
The calendar’s fourth event is scheduled for April 7; Dr. Jalin Brooks Johnson and Laura Galloway will be leading the session providing a look into the history of organization development, via the university’s OLCU 615 course.
This session will also provide an overview of basic concepts relating to organization development and principles.
Dr. Tamerin Cappelino will be leading the final session which will focus on self-learning. Dr. Cappelino is the Assistant Professor of Education at Brandman University.