On Feb. 28, Nagy’s Collision Centers facilitated the 2018 Leadership Symposium for 112 local business leaders. The symposium, which was an all-day event running from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., took place at the Wayne College Student Life Building in Orrville.
This is the fourth year that Nagy’s has formed a committee with several other outside business leaders and led the planning efforts for the Leadership Symposium. The theme this year was “Impact,” challenging business leaders in the community to grow and personally demonstrate strong leadership skills.
“At Nagy’s, we firmly believe in the concept that a business’ success is largely a result of raising leaders within your own company,” said President Ron Nagy. “Two important facts we have learned is true leaders love to share their experiences and that every leader can always learn something new.”
The mission of the symposium is to give business leaders the opportunity to meet other local leaders, network with peers and wrestle with what impactful leadership looks like as individuals, teams and organizations. Several guest speakers inspired the leaders by offering their insight on a variety of topics, including: Glenda Lehman Ervin, Role & Responsibilities: How to Create a High Functioning Team; Doug Cooper, All About Trust; Jon Sommer, Finding Your Passion; and Dwight Mason, Self-Leadership.
Additionally, smaller breakout sessions were offered for the first time this year, allowing for further discussion and engagement. Three facilitators led the breakout sessions, which each centered on a different topic, including: Bethany Nussbaum, Mastering Crucial Conversations; Dan Owolabi, How to Lead When You Can’t Control People; and Rodd Welker, Theory of Flow.
“The new breakout sessions were highly successful this year and were a great way for the participants to share their experiential knowledge,” said President Ron Nagy. “Our belief is that the best inspiration is gained by face-to-face discussions, challenging participants to sharpen their skills, engage in honest, open conversation and share opinions in a safe environment between speakers and participants.”
This year’s symposium was sponsored by The Commercial & Savings Bank, Eagle Advisor Group, Enterprise, Hatch, Mennonite Mutual, Nagy’s Collision Centers, ProForma, Swartzentruber Rogers Inc., Venture Products Inc. and XL Pattern Shop Inc.
Looking to the future, the Nagy’s team is currently in the planning process for the 2019 Leadership Symposium, which is expected to similarly occur during the last week of February.
For more information on Nagy’s Collision Centers, visit www.nagys.com.