May 15, 2019
In April, Team Fishel celebrated the graduates of our 6th Jeff Keeler Leadership Academy (JKLA). The academy, named after our former Owner/CEO Jeff Keeler, was started in 2009 with the goal of developing our future leaders in mind. The JKLA experience is designed to provide high-performing Teammates with a valuable developmental opportunity and to ensure that Team Fishel will continue to be the "Best Choice" both now and into the future.
JKLA is a rigorous 13-month experience comprised of engaging classroom sessions and a variety of challenging assignments. The curriculum is designed to provide participants with valuable leadership tools that can and will be used in their real life experiences. The program also offers unique team-building experiences such as mountain climbing in Arizona, a high ropes course in Ohio and a tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield in Pennsylvania. JKLA is more than just a management training program - it is a truly unique leadership development experience!
Candidates for the program are nominated by their local leadership teams and put through a detailed qualification process. Once accepted, participants begin their JKLA experience with an in-depth personal evaluation that helps the participants to better understand themselves. This process of self-discovery helps the participants gain insight about their individual strengths, weaknesses, ambitions and fears and lays the groundwork for the academic and field experiences that follow.
Team Fishel is incredibly proud of the Jeff Keeler Leadership Academy and proud of all of the Teammates who have accepted the challenge that is the JKLA. Today, we honor our newest JKLA graduates! It’s your moment in the spotlight! Congratulations Teammates and best wishes throughout your careers!