Workforce Solutions Brings Disney Institute to LFCC

For Immediate Release:
February 17, 2011

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
Phone: 540-868-7134

The Office of Workforce Solutions is bringing Disney Institute’s renowned “Disney’s Approach to People Management” program to Lord Fairfax Community College’s Middletown Campus on March 22, 2011.  The full-day event will teach area professionals how to train, develop and retain skilled employees who understand and convey the values of their business to achieve positive economic results. 

The program will be held in the Corron Community Development Center’s Thompson Conference Center and will give participants new ideas for creating a culture of success and building a high-performance workforce. Premier marketing partner for the program is Jim Stutzman Chevrolet-Cadillac Co.

“This is a rare opportunity for Northern Shenandoah Valley business professionals to participate locally in a Disney Institute experience,” 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 businesses large and small thrive.”

“Disney’s Approach to People Management” will give participants an ‘insider’s look’ at the Disney approach to selection, training, retention and communication, all of which build a strong, positive corporate culture.  Participants will learn how Disney instills pride and ownership in employees and how any organization can inspire and motivate its own employees.

“In an era where everyone is competing for business and market share, a competent, motivated workforce isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity,” James said.  “This program is made for organizations looking to recruit, retain and manage the best talent they can find.”

Disney Institute learning experience is unique in the world of training.  More than business theory, the program highlights proven Disney business practices that are easily adaptable to organizations in any industry.  Engaging content is presented in an entertaining fashion, providing participants with tools that can literally transform their organizations.

Program registration is $316 per person (if received by March 1, 2011) and includes all course materials.  Registration after March 1 is $395.  Registration includes breakfast and lunch. One lucky participant will win admission to a 3 ½ day Disney Institute program at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL, including 3 theme park tickets.  For more information or to register, call Workforce Solutions at (540) 868-702.  More information is at .



Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.