WorkBoat & LSU Leadership Development Program - Enrollment Deadline Fast Approaching

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Applications for the 2015/2016 marine leadership program must be received no later than September 1, 2015.

The deadline to enroll in a 12-month development program which drives the future of the marine industry is fast approaching, with just a week to go before applications and payment must be submitted.

WorkBoat, producers of commercial marine educational conferences, webinars, trade shows, and industry news, in conjunction with Louisiana State University (LSU) Executive Education, together 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 industry 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.

Through experiential learning, participants will receive training in strategic planning and decision making, leadership, emotional intelligence, crucial communications, negotiations/managing conflict, employee relations, the language of business, understanding business financial and financial stability, international business ethics and etiquette, maritime management, personality profiles (disc), personal branding for success, building your business case, and an update on future of maritime industry. Additional program elements include face-to-face instruction, online instruction and one-to-one business success coaching, including a four day 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 New Orleans 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. 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 the four day face to face launch event in Baton Rouge, all phone and online learning sessions and all education materials, as well as event registration and full conference passes to the 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. 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, dcohen(at)divcom(dot)com or (207) 842-5578. To enroll in the program, c lick 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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