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SIM RLF Testimonials

Past Sponsors and Participants Agree…

With offerings that impact on both a professional and organizational level, RLF delivers. Find out how past participants and sponsors of the program have benefited from the RLF experience.

Professional skill-set development…
"What the sponsoring company gains from RLF is an employee who has grown in leadership and self-awareness, who has created a valuable network of peers and who is thankful to their employer for investing in their future. This is the most remarkable program I have ever encountered in my career."

June Drewry, Former Global CIO, Chubb & Son, Inc; Aon; and Lincoln National .(sponsor)

Interaction with outside peers…
"RLF provided the opportunity for our directors to further enhance their leadership characteristics. The introspection and ability to interact with their peers from different businesses were very beneficial. I would highly recommend this forum for future IT Leaders."

Merv Tarde, CIO, Interstate Batteries (sponsor)

Business and personal growth…
"We use the RLF to prepare our managers to take on greater responsibilities by learning more about themselves and their employees. This unique learning experience allows the students to participate in open dialogue with middle managers, senior executives and CIOs from other corporations. The topics discussed range from personal and work life balance to specifics on the management of IT professionals, making RLF an overall growth experience."

Barry Skeens, Executive Director, Program Management, SBC Communications, Inc. (sponsor)

"RLF is one of those rare life-changing events we all hope to come across once or twice in our lifetime. I went into RLF hoping I’d become better in my job. I came out of RLF realizing it’s not about me becoming better. It’s about the plurality of us becoming better together in every area of life. RLF is a great opportunity to realign life’s core values. It was exhilarating being able to take a deep and introspective dive into what I believe and how I can make a difference for others.”

Gary Bussell, VP, JP Morgan Chase (participant)

”RLF has helped me better understand myself: my own values, priorities, passion, and my "kernel of power”. It has helped me recognize the connection between lifelong learning and true leadership. I may not have the exact recipe for my ultimate success just yet, but I’m confident (thanks to RLF), that I have all the ingredients.”

Vince Benenati, Director, Information Services, Houghton Mifflin Company (participant)

IT-focused leadership education…
"SIM RLF is an extraordinarily rare jewel in the crowded field of professional education. Through an understanding of how people, technology, and organizations interact, the SIM RLF helps information technology professionals become effective business leaders.”

Clinton C. Gilliam, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals (participant)

Intense programming...
"RLF has positively impacted my leadership skills and overall quality of life. I strongly believe that the nature of the program and the duration of the program are key to its success. After SIM RLF, I feel I am living it. I have more self-confidence in my skills, am willing to take more risks to be a better leader and my leadership and IT skills have improved I have career and personal goals in place to direct me in the future, and my work/family balance has improved.”

Debra Kosty, EnterpriseData Services (EDS) (participant)

High ROI…
"RLF was well worth the investment. It is not for everyone, but I do believe that it is for the serious leader with potential who is looking for leadership development on a more personal level. I think that I know myself fairly well, but this has helped me recognize and understand my strengths, what drives me and how to use those strengths for the best outcome in given situations."

Karen Chamberlain, Allstate Financial Technology (participant)

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