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Patina’s Leadership & Organizational Development Practice Wins Prestigious Leadership 500 Award

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Engaging Leader Series is recognized by Leadership Excellence magazine
as one of the top five leadership development programs in the U.S.

Patina Solutions, a firm that provides proven, accomplished executives and managers with 25+ years of experience for key projects, engagements and initiatives, has been named a Leadership 500 Award winner by Leadership Excellence magazine for its Engaging Leader Series.

The Engaging Leader Series is an applied learning development program which systematically helps leaders build competency in engaging others as well as play a powerful role in influencing employee commitment, satisfaction and high achievement. What makes the program so unique is the capstone project, which allows participants to actively practice the tools and methods of the program while accomplishing real and meaningful work. The capstone also significantly helps with determining ROI for the program.

Through the Leadership 500 Award, Patina’s Engaging Leader Series is being recognized this year as one of the top (placed fifth out of 100) leadership development programs in the U.S. The organization solicited feedback from select past participants of the program, and their highly positive evaluations earned Patina this honor.

Participants of the Engaging Leader Series have come from organizations in the healthcare, manufacturing, education, consumer products and government sectors.

The Engaging Leader Series is offered through Patina’s Leadership & Organizational Development (L & OD) practice, which provides services such as succession planning, executive coaching, 360˚ feedback, meeting design and facilitation, external mentoring, change management and courses such as Leading Change and Internal Consulting for Results. The practice helps companies achieve their objectives in all areas of leadership and organizational development and is led by Drew Howick and Jeff Hanan.

“New knowledge and skills are required to lead to a highly educated workforce that values involvement, personal growth, job satisfaction, and contributing lasting value to the organization,” said Drew Howick, National Practice Director of Patina’s L & OD practice. “We are truly honored our program is being recognized by Leadership Excellence and has been so valuable to today’s leaders.”

“Leaders who participate in the Engaging Leader Series tell us the program gives them the ability to build trust within all levels of their organization and drives their professional development forward,” said Jeff Hanan, National Practice Director of Patina’s L & OD practice. “It’s been very rewarding to see our clients excel based on what they learned in our program.”

For the past 30 years, Leadership Excellence has identified and recognized the top 500 leadership organizations and their strategies and solutions in its yearly ranking issues. Past winners of this award include General Electric, Procter & Gamble and Disney, among hundreds of other successful companies. Winners of the Leadership 500 Awards will be recognized April 9-11 in Vail, Colorado, at the Global Leadership Excellence Forum.

About Patina Solutions
Patina Solutions provides proven, accomplished professionals with 25+ years of experience on a flexible and collaborative basis, helping companies to solve problems, realize opportunities and improve results.  The company’s services include execution of special projects and key initiatives, interim executive assignments, consulting and advisory engagements, leadership development and board placements. With expertise across multiple business functions, Patina Solutions serves companies of different sizes and industries from offices in Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago, Boston, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Tampa, Minneapolis and Detroit – along with its growing international capabilities. The firm was recently named to the 2013 Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing privately held companies in America. Learn more at


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