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Ithaca launches new learning program in conjunction with Cornell

The City of Ithaca and eCornell, Cornell University’s external education unit, have forged a new learning partnership.  Starting this month, City employees will have complimentary access to eCornell On-Demand, a library of over 900 self-paced lessons featuring Cornell University faculty experts.

Sessions include learning pathways such as customer service, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, and many other timely topics. This program will provide a critical resource for professional development to City employees.

“Employee feedback from the City’s employee engagement survey identified a demand for more relevant training and professional development opportunities.  This new online learning will help address this need”, said Leslie Moskowitz, Manager of Organizational Development at the City of Ithaca.

“On behalf of Cornell University, we are excited to be able to deliver this important resource to accelerate the development of city leadership and staff through online learning”, said Paul Krause,  Vice Provost of External Education at Cornell University.

“We are pleased to transition the LEADBold in-person program to this rich online resource for City of Ithaca employees,” stated Candace Maxian, Engaged College Lead Liaison.

Begun by Maxian in 2018, LEADBold provided peer leadership development for the City of Ithaca and was supported by faculty from the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business.

To kick off the new partnership Paul Krause and Becky Hill, HR Director for eCornell, provided a demonstration of the On-Demand program and led a lively discussion on “Managing Staff during a Pandemic: Lessons Learned” with the City of Ithaca Senior Staff.