Savannah Technical College to host Leadership Training Event in April 2021

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Savannah Technical College is hosting a leadership training event, New Manager 3.0, on April 16, 2021. The one-day conference is designed for all and ideal for anyone new to leadership.

The keynote speaker is Ryan Hawk. Savannah Bananas Owner Jesse Cole will be a special guest. Other speakers include STC Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Ashley Morris; Employability CEO Brendan Ferrara, City of Savannah HR Director Jeff Grant, Liberty Regional CEO Tammy Mims, and RH Foods District Manager Demietrius Frazier.

The College leads the way in the region for leadership and professional development training. In the past six months, the College’s Economic Development department has offered more than 8,000 hours of virtual training.

“This event is just the beginning of the training opportunities Savannah Technical College provides for managers tasked with leading a 21st century workforce,” said STC’s Vice President of Economic Development Dr. Brent Stubbs. “We are the leader for training our area’s workforce and aspire to be the leader in leadership development training for our community.”

The $140 event admission includes a contactless lunch and Hawk’s new book, “Welcome to Management.”  The conference has a 125 maximum and will be held in the Eckburg Auditorium, which usually has a 300 person maximum. The event will follow CDC guidelines to maintain a safe environment for all conference attendees.

The event is open to all and ideal for anyone new to leadership such as: a new or soon-to-be-promoted manager, team members who go above and beyond, entrepreneurs and small business owners preparing for expansion, experienced managers interested in a refresher and new insights. Teams are also welcome.

“I’m excited to come to Savannah to be surrounded by growth oriented leaders who understand the value of investing in themselves in order to become more effective leaders for the people they lead,” said Hawk. “Making the leap from individual contributor is one of the biggest jumps in a person’s career. It is critical to do everything in your power to do the job effectively.”

Hawk is an author, advisor, and the host of The Learning Leader Show, a podcast with millions of listeners in more than 150 countries. He is the author of “Welcome To Management: How To Grow From Top Performer To Excellent Leader” (McGraw-Hill, January 28, 2020).

A lifelong student of leadership, Hawk rose to roles as a professional quarterback and VP of Sales at a multibillion-dollar company. Currently, as head of Brixey & Meyer’s leadership advisory practice, he speaks regularly at Fortune 500 companies, works with teams and players in the NFL, NBA, and NCAA, and facilitates “Leadership Circles” that offer structured guidance and collaborative feedback to new and experienced leaders.

Advance registration is required for the online workshops at

STC’s Professional Continuing Education Department provides short-term classes in both traditional and online classroom settings. Courses cover a variety of skills and workforce development options that match local employer’s needs. For more details about other classes visit:


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Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (