The Leadership Development Program will be facilitated by Dr. Jeff King and Beth Flynn from The Ohio State University Leadership Center.

Dr. Jeff King

Dr. Jeff King is a nationally known and highly respected trainer, facilitator, and consultant.  Drawing on his more than 25 years of experience, he delivers high-energy, content driven, experiential workshops that enhance personal, professional, and organizational development.  Jeff's unique approach for connecting with people includes a blend of humor, creative teaching techniques, and practical applications.  Using his training and extensive experience in leadership and management, Jeff provides customized consulting, training, and facilitation to local, state, national, and international organizations.

Dr. King provides programmatic leadership for the Ohio State University Leadership Center and holds the rank of Associate Professor.  Jeff also teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses as a part of his appointment in the Department of Human and Community Resource Development.  He received his Ph.D. in Extension Education from The Ohio State University and his master's and bachelor's degrees in Agriculture Education from The Ohio State University.

Prior to becoming Director of the OSU Leadership Center, Dr. King worked in the area of 4-H Youth Development with OSU Extension as a county Extension Educator, Associate State 4-H Director, and State 4-H Director and Assistant Director, OSU Extension.  His expertises in organizational and staff leadership development were instrumental in his successful contributions to Extension and The Ohio State University.

A native of Fremont, Ohio, Jeff and his wife Jill, live in Columbus, OH, with their two daughters, Ashley and Megan.

Beth Flynn

Beth Flynn is an enthusiastic educator, facilitator, and trainer. With an emphasis on interactive learning, her strengths-based workshops focus on attitude, creativity, motivation and leadership styles. Beth's programs receive rave reviews, but the best compliment she receives is that organizations invite her back to conduct additional trainings.

As a member of the Ohio State University Leadership Center team, Beth draws upon her knowledge and experience to help organizations improve employees' performance. Beth holds a master's degree in Community and Human Resource Development from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio and a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio.

She is famous for her weekly e-mail message, Leadership Moments, which is distributed globally to over 2,500 leaders. To begin receiving the free weekly leadership message, please send an e-mail to flynn.61@osu.edu

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