Savannah/Chatham CASA Executive Director Graduates from Georgia CASA Leadership Academy

ZaDonna M. Slay
ZaDonna M. Slay

The 2011 Georgia CASA Leadership Academy, developed and delivered in partnership with Dale Carnegie Training, offered twenty-one affiliate CASA directors and two Georgia CASA staff persons an opportunity to participate in a feedback-intensive learning experience, including real life application and skills development, to enhance their leadership capacity.

ZaDonna Slay, executive director, of the local CASA program had the opportunity to participate in this inaugural class.

Over the course of six months, participants concentrated on five key skill areas including people skills, process skills, self-direction skills, communication and accountability. Through coursework, participants were able to incorporate the use of those skills in the development of a leadership vision, management plan, and an innovation plan.

At the graduation presentation program held on March 2, 2011 in Atlanta Georgia, Slay was recognized and chosen by her peers for her unique innovation plan and presentation.

“Not only was this a personal development experience, but this opportunity strengthened my commitment to the CASA program. I gained great relationships and knowledge from my peers,” said the Savannah/Chatham CASA director.

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