Leader Dogs Teach Human Leaders

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Before she became the CEO and president of Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, Margaret Ann Dimond worked as an assistant professor at Michigan State University. Outside of her career, Margaret Ann Dimond is involved in Leader Dogs for the Blind.

Leader Dogs for the Blind hosts Harness the Power of Leadership, a one-day business leadership training program designed for entry- or mid-level managers and newly formed teams. The training involves dogs and uses the relationship between guide dog and owner as a starting point.

Each participant is assigned a leader dog. As a team, both the dog and the person must learn to communicate with and trust each other. The experience emphasizes the importance of giving clear instructions and positive reinforcement. Work with the dogs culminates in a blindfolded walk experience, which enables participants to use the skills they learned. Harness the Power of Leadership also includes keynote presentations designed to motivate audiences to view business from different perspectives.


PBS Wins 14 News and Documentary Emmys

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Since 2003, Margaret Ann Dimond has served as an assistant professor at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. She has also performed extensive research and authored numerous articles on social work clinical outcomes. Outside of her academic career, Margaret Ann Dimond supports various nonprofit organizations, such as the Public Broadcasting Service.

The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) was recently honored at the 37th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards in New York City with 14 awards for its programming. The critically praised FRONTLINE series took home seven awards, which was the most of any program on the night. POV also won two awards, including Best Documentary.

In total, the 14 awards given to PBS programming were the most of any television organization at the event.

Stanley Nelson was also the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award for his acclaimed body of documentary work, as well as his many films depicting African American life.

A complete list of News & Documentary Emmy Award winners can be found at http://emmyonline.com/news_37th_winners.