Greg spent the past week at the Boeing Leadership Center, getting more training in how to be a better mid-level manager. Which is a little funny since he's never been a mid-level manager, but the training was quite good and the facility is world-class. It may seem strange to spend four nights at a place that's only about 3 miles from home, but of course the idea is get in some networking time (meeting other managers from around the company).
This really is a first-class place from the hotel and dining area to the fitness center and training facilities to the staff to the grounds, which are built on the site of an old and famous (in this area) mansion of the Desloge family. The mansion, or chateau, still stands with its carriage house and underground ballroom and scenic view from the bluffs over the Missouri River. Boeing added the hi-tech leadership development center in 1999 and has been remodeling the mansion and other historic buildings for use as offices and classrooms while maintaining the historic charm and elegance.
For more info about the Desloge "Vouziers" Mansion click here.
Click here for an overview of the Boeing Leadership Center or a gallery of BLC photos.
So did the training do any good? Well, that assessment will be up to Greg's team and his management. But it did provide some new contacts within the company, and somewhat surprisingly some tools for better leading the church. So we thank God for the continued seminary education and leadership training and management experience Greg is getting through his employment at Boeing.