As a leader, my interest has always been on how to get people to do something because they want to, not because they feel they are obligated.
Islandia, NY (PRWEB) March 14, 2012
Every year the School Nutrition Association (SNA) conducts a National Leadership Program that gathers school nutrition future leaders from all over the country. These leaders are especially selected by the SNA’s state chapters based on their strong leadership potential, commitment to a career in school nutrition and their deep interest in contributing to the long term growth and development of their local and state association.
April Liles, Whitsons Food Service Director at Newton Public Schools, was selected as one of the two representatives for the state of Massachusetts. Ms. Liles is a Registered Dietitian with vast school nutrition experience, and has been an SNA member for over 7 years serving on SNA committees in Florida and locally in her prior school district. According to Ms. Liles, leadership is not just about making your team perform, but about truly motivating them, “As a leader, my interest has always been on how to get people to do something because they want to, not because they feel they are obligated. Engaging your team, whether it is a sports team, your family, or your team at work is about the same leadership principles.”
The 2012 Future Leaders Conference will be held in Louisville, Kentucky from April 26th to 28th. In this conference, the future leaders will receive further leadership training to ensure the growth of the association and be able to build strong networks. Furthermore, Ms. Liles has been chosen to represent Whitsons at the SNA’s 2012 Annual Conference in Denver, CO.
Whitsons School Nutrition provides a wide range of highly customized dining services to public and private schools, with a strong focus on nutritious, high quality menus made from fresh, wholesome ingredients. Whitsons has a long and proud history of excellence and growth since 1979 and currently ranks the 4th largest school nutrition company serving public schools. In addition to school nutrition, Whitsons’ scope of expertise and services extends to: prepared meals, residential and healthcare dining, corporate dining, emergency dining and vending services.