May 21, 2012

Ivy Tech Community College welcomes Disney Institute to Bloomington
Full-day program explores secrets to leadership excellence

Disney Institute is bringing its renowned professional development program, Disney’s Approach to Leadership Excellence, to Ivy Tech Community College – Bloomington on June 13.  Sponsored by Ivy Tech Corporate College, the full-day event will allow area professionals to learn how a leader’s behaviors are instrumental in conveying values, guiding strategy and inspiring passion and interest among employees.

“This is a great opportunity for area business professionals to participate in a Disney Institute experience in Bloomington,” said Jeff James, vice president for Disney Institute.  “It’s a day of Disney training that will offer dozens of easy-to-implement, proven ideas that can help transform an organization.  The program is as appropriate for project managers and intact work teams as it is for leaders and senior executives.”

Disney’s Approach to Leadership Excellence gives participants the chance to explore proven Disney leadership philosophies that encourage values that produce results and are fundamental for organizations to grow and succeed.

“In an era where everyone is competing for business and market share, strong leadership is essential for any organization to thrive,” James said.  “This program is made for businesses in any industry looking to build a passionate workforce dedicated to delivering products and services that exceed customer expectations.”

“The Disney Institute training is applicable to any industry. More than ever, strong leadership training is necessary to succeed no matter what industry or area of business you specialize in,” said Dennis Maloy, Executive Director of Ivy Tech Corporate College-Bloomington. “The Disney Institute is not just corporate training; it can be especially valuable to entrepreneurs and individuals looking to gain leadership skills necessary to expand their businesses or rise to a position of leadership in their organizations. The Disney Institute is the perfect opportunity to learn from some of the strongest leaders in business.”

Program registration is $399 per person and includes all course materials. Corporate groups of five or more may register for $339 per person. Six CEU credits are available from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy and the American College of Healthcare Executives.  For more information or to register, visit or call Ivy Tech Corporate College at (812) 330-6004.

About Ivy Tech Corporate College
Ivy Tech Corporate College was launched in fall 2011 to provide expanded business solutions for companies looking to provide training for their employees. Corporate College at Ivy Tech is focused on developing, introducing and delivering training, certifications, and skills-improvement courses that business leaders have survey-highlighted as essential to their sustainability and profitability. For the past 30 years, the College provided training services to local employers through its previously-known office of Workforce and Economic Development, and its predecessor Business and Industry Training.

About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College ( is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

About Disney Institute
Disney Institute is the global professional training arm of The Walt Disney Company. One of the most recognized names in professional development, Disney Institute travels the world offering engaging seminars, workshops and presentations, as well as fully customized programming. Immersive learning experiences are also offered at Disney destinations in the United States, Europe and Asia, enabling participants to go behind the scenes and see firsthand how business theory drives operational excellence. The Disney Institute client roster includes Fortune 500 companies as well as a wide range of small businesses, non-profits and government agencies. To learn more, please visit, or call 321-939-4600.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.