WorkBoat’s Leadership Program Seeks 2015 Scholarship Partners

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Limited number of scholarships to be offered for the 2015/2016 maritime leadership program produced in conjunction with LSU Executive Education.

WorkBoat, producers of the WorkBoat Strategic Leadership Development Program, is seeking scholarship partners for the 2015/2016 program, offered in conjunction with LSU Executive Education.

This annual 12-month program drives the future of the marine industry by supporting young professional’s careers through the development of leadership skills with individual assessments, face-to-face education, online training, personal coaching and peer to peer networking. The program specifically serves the development of individuals in the mid- to upper-career levels within marine industry organizations.

Scholarships provide individuals the opportunity to participate in the one-year development program at no cost, and give industry leading companies the opportunity to support the industry, gain brand recognition, and be a part of the development of future leaders of the maritime industry. Scholarship recipients are selected by program leaders and scholarship sponsors, based on specific criteria including length of time in the industry, character and contributions. The program is open to members of the public and private sectors.

Each scholarship is valued at $10,650 and covers all elements of the program for the recipient. Scholarship providers receive recognition through print, online and press as well as in-person events, the opportunity to promote the scholarship to their own customer base, and inclusion in the graduation event.

Organizations interested in becoming a scholarship partner for the 2015/2016 WorkBoat Strategic Leadership Development Program should contact the program coordinator, David Cohen, dcohen(at)divcom(dot)com, or (207) 842-5578. The deadline to sign on as a scholarship partner is August 14, 2015.

About the WorkBoat Leadership Development Program

Louisiana State University (LSU) Executive Education and WorkBoat, producers of commercial marine educational conferences, webinars, trade shows, and industry news, produce the WorkBoat Strategic Leadership Development Program, now entering a second year of leadership education for individuals in the mid-to upper career levels within marine industry organizations. The Program is designed for managers who are working in technical/functional areas of the organization where an organization-wide point of view will prove helpful in their development; managers who have progressed rapidly within the organization or managers who have been identified as having the capacity for greater responsibilities within the near future; and individuals who desire to sharpen their analytical and decision making skills. The enrollment deadline for this year’s program is September 1, 2015.

“This 12-month certificate program offers unparalleled access to LSU executive coaches and faculty along with thought leaders in the maritime industry,” said Robin Kistler, director of LSU Education at the Stephenson Entrepreneurship at the E.J. Ourso College of Business. “We are proud to collaborate again with the commercial maritime industry and WorkBoat on this program that focuses on the most pressing needs of the commercial marine business community and its most important resource - people.”

Kicking off in October, 2015 with four days of face-to-face group instruction and networking on LSU’s Baton Rouge campus, focuses on leadership development, self-development, teamwork, strategic planning, innovation, problem solving, conflict management and communication. Participants will assess their effectiveness, learn to capitalize on their strengths, identify and improve upon their weaknesses, and increase their awareness of the economic, social and legal environments in which their companies operate.

WorkBoat and LSU Executive Education have added additional opportunities for face-to-face instruction, online instruction and one-to-one business success coaching to this year’s program, including an extended kickoff event, and complete access to WorkBoat’s leading industry education programs and networking events at the Professional Series Education at the International WorkBoat Show in New Orleans in December, 2015; the spring 2016 OSV Summit in Houston; the WorkBoat Maintenance & Repair Conference and Expo in April, 2016 as well as the Professional Series Education and graduation at the International WorkBoat Show in New Orleans in December, 2016.

The cost to attend the 12-month program is $10,650 per student. Applications will be accepted through September 1, 2015. Scholarships may be available. After the deadline date, applicants will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis depending upon space availability. The program fee includes tuition, continental breakfasts, lunches, hotel accommodations for four day face to face event in Baton Rouge, all phone and online learning sessions and all education materials, as well as registration and full conference passes to WorkBoat events. The fee is payable in full in advance upon receipt of invoice for registration. WorkBoat and LSU Executive Education reserve the right to cancel or reschedule any program.

Application to this program is required. Class members are selected to ensure diversity of experience, function, and size of organization to promote a strong peer learning environment. The program is open to members of the public and private sectors.

For more information on curriculum and opportunities within the program, visit or contact WorkBoat Strategic Leadership Development Program coordinator David Cohen, dochen(at)divcom(dot)com or (207) 842-5578. To enroll in the program, click HERE.

Program Contact:
David Cohen
Diversified Communications
Phone: (207) 842-5578

About WorkBoat
WorkBoat is part of the Diversified Communications portfolio of commercial marine events, publications and e-media products. The WorkBoat brand has been connecting qualified buyers with leading suppliers for more than 70 years. WorkBoat delivers high quality information to all segments of the marine industry in North America through WorkBoat magazine,, face-to-face at the International WorkBoat Show and WorkBoat Maintenance & Repair Conference and Expo, and through education programs at the WorkBoat Professional Series and Regional Summits. For more information, visit

About Diversified Communications
Diversified Communications, based in Portland, Maine, provides information and market access through face-to-face events, publications and eMedia. Diversified serves a number of industries including: seafood, food service, natural and organic, healthcare, commercial marine and business management. Diversified operates divisions in Australia, Hong Kong, India, the UK and Canada. For more information, visit:

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