Leadership conference funds EMT scholarships at Jackson State Community College

JACKSON, Tenn. — Workers from across West Tennessee attended the 2016 Live2Lead Leadership Simulcast on Thursday at Jackson State Community College. Proceeds will help JSCC students.

LIVE2LEADMiki Martin brought her staff from the Lift Wellness Center. “It’s really good to hear something in person, everybody hear the same thing, and then go back and maybe discuss it and discuss ways we can apply it to our team,” she said.

Speakers include best-selling author John C. Maxwell plus Chick-fil-A President and CEO Dan Cathy. “People that are coming today can actually take away concepts and ideas and things they can put to work right away,” John Maxwell Team Member Jeff Davis said.

Organizers said proceeds from the conference will go to Jackson State’s EMT Program. “Right now we have a huge shortage of paramedics,” Jackson State EMT Program Director Bryan Kesler said.

Kesler said the money will pay for scholarships and equipment. “In two semesters, you can become an advanced EMT and you can ride on the ambulance, be working on the ambulance,” he said.

Speakers covered a variety of topics, including how to grow as a person and as an organization.

“The way to have a successful business is to have all your employees engaged and on the same page,” Martin said.

Organizers said next year’s conference will take place in October.

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