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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)May 17, 2011

(MAHWAH, NJ) Ramapo College of New Jersey invites aspiring, new and experienced managers to its Second Annual Leadership Symposium: Back to Basics on Friday, June 17 in the Trustees Pavilion.

“This is a timely opportunity to network with managers from other organizations and to learn key skills from successful business leaders representing the ranks of CEO’s, VP’s and Operations Managers from the Newark YMCA, KPMG, BMW of North America, Wyndham, Stryker, and Pitney Bowes,” said Rosa Diaz-Mulryan, assistant vice president of the Ramapo College Center for Innovative and Professional Learning which is sponsoring the program.

The Leadership Symposium includes a panel discussion on The Role of Core Leadership Competencies; leadership workshops on Ensuring Peak Performance and Prioritizing for Success; and expert laser sessions on Managing Change in a Turbulent Environment, Leading a Diverse Workforce, Conducting Effective Meetings and Delegating for Results.

The one-day symposium is designed by the college’s Center for Innovative and Professional Learning in response to research showing a growing need for leadership skills among employees for career advancement. The symposium is conducted by successful business leaders to aid participants in advancing in today’s workplace with new strategies for motivating employees, charting business initiatives and generating results.

The Second Annual Leadership Symposium: Back to Basics will be held on the Ramapo College of New Jersey campus on Friday, June 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., starting in the Trustees Pavilion. The cost, which includes breakfast and lunch, is $199; discounts are available to groups of three or more. To register online and for additional information, visit

For further information, contact the director of the symposium, Denise Sawyer-Johnson, Anisfield School of Business assistant director/career advisor, at 201.684.7681, or the Ramapo College Center for Innovative and Professional Learning at or 201.684.7370.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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