“Make it the Best. Make it Right”


Mount Pocono, PA –  The Leadership Pocono Class of 2011, comprised of 22 individuals, convened for the second meeting of a 10-month program on Wednesday at the Geisinger Medical Center-Mount Pocono campus.

Kathy Lloyd, an associate vice president at Geisinger, greeted the class and shared the vision of founder Abigail Geisinger, who once said, “Make my hospital right; make it the best.” The statement “Make it the Best.  Make it Right” quickly became the motto of the day as the students began their quest to improve Monroe County, making it the best and right, through the development of their leadership skills.

Monroe County leader Barbara Case guided the first morning session, which consisted of a book discussion of Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson, M.D. Victoria Mavis of Core People Resources presented on four types of communication styles titled “The Birds” – Owls, Doves, Eagles and Peacocks. The class then convened for lunch with their mentors, who also represent local business, non-profit organizations and government entities throughout Monroe County. Victoria Mavis and Dr. Kenneth Koberlein, Director of Education for Shawnee Academy, concluded the day with a presentation on the topic of Time Management.

The Leadership Pocono class will meet again on November 17 at the Pocono Medical Center as they progress through the comprehensive program.  Further information is located on the web at www.leadershippocono.org or by contacting Francesca Turturro, the LP coordinator at 570-421-4433.

Leadership Pocono is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Pocono that was established in 1997.  Leadership Pocono provides the identification, development and empowerment of excellence in business, personal and community leadership.  A learning experience like no other, where those who shape our community tomorrow develop leadership skills from those who are doing it today.   Over 165 individuals have successfully completed this intensive program and are contributing to the communities they live and work in.  For more information, visit the Leadership Pocono website at www.LeadershipPocono.org