Mary Baldwin Establishes Business/Leadership Training

May 13, 1998

STAUNTON — Mary Baldwin University has established a new corporate education service designed to offer on-site education to business and industry professionals.

LearnInc, which is based in the Roanoke office of Mary Baldwin’s Baldwin Online and Adult Programs, provides credit and non-credit training in the form of seminars and short courses. Formed at the request of business and industry, LearnInc’s areas of training include leadership development, technical writing, effective business presentations, marketing analysis, simplifying your life, basic grammar skills, women in management and leading versus managing.

LearnInc also offers certificate programs in leadership studies, professional development in leadership and human resource management. Mary Baldwin’s liberal arts base ensures that every seminar and class not only teaches the latest skills, but also expands participants’ abilities to think, communicate and create.

“Mary Baldwin will match its educational resources with an organization’s or an individual’s specific training needs,” said Dan Dowdy, director of Mary Baldwin’s Corporate Education program. “We have a variety of noncredit courses and seminars, but if Mary Baldwin can’t deliver exactly what is needed for a particular company, we will refer that business to an appropriate resource. We want to foster long-term relationships by being the link between an organization’s education and training needs and the resources for meeting those needs.”

Mary Baldwin University, founded in 1842, is a four-year, liberal arts college for women located in Staunton, Va. Mary Baldwin offers the B.A. and/or B.S. in 32 majors as well as the M.A.T. degree. The oldest women’s college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., Mary Baldwin was also the first women’s college to be granted a circle of the national leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa. The college also has a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society.