NASHUA, N.H., September 23, 2014 – Velocity Performance, a leading provider of business consulting and professional training services, has partnered with the University of Massachusetts Lowell to launch a Victory Leadership Academy this fall.
Amanda E. Rogers, Associate Partner at Velocity Performance and Executive Director of the Victory Academy, said, “We are thrilled to be working with the University of Massachusetts Lowell Office of Student Activities and Leadership to bring a Victory Academy to campus. Our goal is to empower the participants to achieve their maximum potential through our Victory Foundation and professional leadership programs. In our corporate training programs, we have witnessed the success of businesses and individuals. We now bring that same approach to the UMass Lowell campus.”
The Victory Academy is an extension of Velocity’s Leadership Academy offering built for executives, professionals and emerging leaders in companies large and small, from Fortune 100 to Inc. 500 businesses. The Victory Academy works with college academic and athletic programs to develop leadership traits and professional skills, and ultimately, to maximize the potential of the participants. The Victory Academy also sets an expectation for all young leaders to go back to their community, team or group and make others better – “the exponential factor,” as the company calls it.
Brenda Evans, Dean of Student Affairs and University Events and Champion Sponsor of the UMass Lowell Victory Academy, eagerly anticipates the launch of the new initiative.
“We are looking forward to the debut of the Victory Academy as an extension of our institutional commitment to transformational education and experiential learning. UMass Lowell believes wholeheartedly in our students’ ability to effect global change and our role is to help them develop the leadership skills they need,” said Evans.
On Oct. 1, 2014, some 60 students will convene at UMass Lowell’s new student-engagement center at University Crossing for the first module of the academy, “The Road to Victory.” As part of the program, the students will complete a Challenge Project and compete over the course of the academy. The Victory Academy will continue throughout the 2014-2015 academic year.
About Amanda E. Rogers
Amanda E. Rogers is the Associate Partner at Velocity Performance and the Executive Director of the Victory Academy, a leadership-training program for colleges, high schools and youth groups. She works diligently to help develop young leaders and propel them to Victory. Rogers is also the Executive Director of the Girls’ NH Tomahawks, an elite lacrosse program. She played on the Nationally Ranked, Division 1 Boston University lacrosse team. Additionally, Rogers serves as a board member on the Keegan Family COURAGE & FAITH Foundation focused on supporting youth academics, leadership and athletics.
About Velocity Performance
Velocity Performance is a leading provider of business consulting & professional training services to high-performing sales forces, leaders, individuals and organizations around the globe. Velocity Performance professionals specialize in strategic & business planning, sales & marketing optimization, and leadership transformation. Training services include sales & leadership training and business coaching.
About UMass Lowell
UMass Lowell is a national research university located on a high-energy campus in the heart of a global community. The university offers its more than 17,000 students bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in business, education, engineering, fine arts, health, humanities, sciences and social sciences. UMass Lowell delivers high-quality educational programs, vigorous hands-on learning and personal attention from leading faculty and staff, all of which prepare graduates to be ready for work, for life and for all the world offers. www.uml.edu
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