FSU Students Earn Truist Emerging Leaders Certification

Date: October 27, 2020

Twenty-five undergraduate and graduate students from Fayetteville State University (FSU) became the newest Truist Emerging Leaders from the Broadwell College of Business & Economics. These scholars completed two half-days of virtual training to earn Truist Emerging Leaders Certifications. They join the ranks of approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students who hold this credential. Once earned, students can add the Emerging Leaders Certification to their resumes and LinkedIn profiles. Truist values this in-kind corporate gift of training at $12,000 per delivery, and Fayetteville State University is one of Truist Leadership Institute's university partners where this certification training is offered.

The Truist Emerging Leaders Certification (ELC) program is a highly interactive certification program for college and university students, which focuses on self-awareness to lead others more effectively. Students learn about the beliefs driving their leadership behaviors - both positive and negative - and develop a better understanding of their personal strengths and weaknesses. The curriculum also highlights the relationships between beliefs, motivation, behaviors, and results. After completing the program, students are equipped with practical tools and strategies to overcome leadership shortcomings discovered during the sessions and become better leaders.

"We're excited about the incredible opportunity we have through the Truist Emerging Leaders Certification program to cultivate and empower our next generation of leaders," said Brittany Brown, Vice President and Student Leadership Programs manager for Truist Leadership Institute. "At Truist Leadership Institute, we don't settle for the notion of a 'born leader.' We believe anyone can develop better leadership skills with commitment and self-awareness."

A few more facts about the Truist Emerging Leaders Certification Program:

  • It was established in 2014 to share with undergraduate and graduate students within Truist's 15-state retail footprint some of the same unique leadership development methods developed at Truist Leadership Institute (TLI) for Truist teammates, corporate executives, and business owners.
  • The overall goal is to expand the learning experiences of the next generation of business leaders and create greater awareness of effective leadership concepts.
  • It is offered at no cost to the school or student. Truist Leadership Institute funds this leadership program primarily from our for-profit programs with corporate executives and business owners.
  • Since 2014, over 70 college and university partners have certified more than 10,000 students in the program.

Students completing the program include:

Khaffak Ansari Rayawna Hardy Shanessity Moore
Amanda Bremer Taylor Holleran Stephanie Mosley
Chasity Brown Algernon Joseph Steven Payne
Britney Bunch Lakeita Wallace Robert Russell
Jessica Calvillo Molina Alicia Leija Shelema Sawyer-Cassidy
Samuel Doyle Eric Lippert Demetrius Scarborough
Shayla Evans-Hollingsworth Marissa McCourt Khalelah Shackleford
Veronica Feliciano Teresa McDonald
Nadeya Gilliam Dulce Mejia

"I've seen with my own eyes how powerful these lessons can be for students," said Jasmine Edmonds, former Student Leadership Senior Fellow at Truist Leadership Institute. "They realize to become a truly effective leader you have to first get a better understanding of who you are. And I'm so proud when students are able to apply what they learn in the course to their own leadership situations and make positive changes."

About Truist Leadership Institute

During the past half-century, Truist Leadership Institute, and its legacy firm Farr Associates, has developed and refined approaches to business leadership through collaborative work with clients in top companies throughout the United States. Through a unique approach that leverages self-awareness to enable better business outcomes, the institute empowers corporate executives, business owners, Truist teammates and educational leaders to be more effective leaders, increase employee retention and improve the bottom line. Beginning with each client's specific goals and challenges, the institute's consultants identify the best approaches to address a company's needs and tailor offerings to individual executives, teams or both. Its offerings also include research, educational programs and consulting to help develop leaders in the education and nonprofit sectors. Based in Greensboro, N.C., Truist Leadership Institute campus offers a unique experience including immersive spaces for learning, individual guest rooms, a unique "Treehouse" meeting room, dining area and fitness facilities within scenic, lakeside surroundings. More information about Truist Leadership Institute can be found at truistleadershipinstitute.com

About Truist

Truist Financial Corporation is a purpose-driven financial services company committed to inspire and build better lives and communities. With 275 years of combined BB&T and SunTrust history, Truist serves approximately 12 million households with leading market share in many high-growth markets in the country. The company offers a wide range of services including retail, small business and commercial banking; asset management; capital markets; commercial real estate; corporate and institutional banking; insurance; mortgage; payments; specialized lending and wealth management. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Truist is the sixth-largest commercial bank in the U.S. with total assets of $506 billion as of March 31, 2020. Truist Bank, Member FDIC. Learn more at Truist.com.

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