Erick Lauber (Journalism and Public Relations) recently presented a talk on leadership styles to the Leadership Indiana County program. Participants were introduced to both research and applied training materials on task vs. relationship behaviors, and on the distinctions between autocratic, laissez-faire, and democratic leadership styles. Participants worked on their strengths profile using the StrengthsFinder survey from the Gallup organization while developing their Individualized Leadership Development Plan.
The Leadership Indiana County program is a countywide, multimonth training program for 25–45-year-old business and community leaders. It is offered to the Indiana County Chamber of Commerce and administered by the Mid-Atlantic Addiction Research and
Training Institute (MARTI) at IUP.
Director of the program is Lauber, under the supervision of Alex Heckert (Sociology, which houses the PhD in Administration and Leadership Studies) and Victor Garcia (Anthropology), director of MARTI.