Nunez Invites Professionals to Participate in New Pelican Leadership Institute

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On Oct. 15, Nunez Community College in Chalmette will launch its inaugural Pelican Leadership Institute professional development series. Each PLI series of seminars is designed to deliver training, share best practices and provide resources and tools to develop new skills and help participants stay up-to-date on current trends and advance their careers.
While the Pelican Leadership Institute’s primary aim is to serve as a professional development forum for Nunez faculty, staff and students, professionals from the community are invited to invest in their careers by participating free of charge. Participants may attend one or all of the series. Individuals who attend all four sessions will receive a Nunez certificate of completion to add to their resume.

“PLI was conceived as a semesterly professional development series to support our students and employees. Each semester PLI will focus on a specific topic relevant to today’s work that offers individuals the opportunity to learn and apply new knowledge and skills that can help them in their job and further their career.” said Nunez Chancellor Dr. Tina Tinney. “As part of our mission to serve a vital role in the community, we decided to expand the opportunity to the community at-large.”

Nunez is excited to announce this year’s PLI series, with Fall 2021 focused on Professional Communications and Spring 2022 focused on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace.  
The PLI Professional Communications series will be led by Scott Walker, former Emmy Award Winning news anchor and current Jefferson Parish Councilman. Walker will present in the Nunez Auditorium from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Oct. 15, Oct. 29, Nov. 5. and Nov. 19.
Walker’s series will cover the following topics:

Oct. 15: Crisis Communications – Preparing employees, identifying a crisis communications team, training, developing a plan, getting ahead of the crisis.
Oct. 29: Professional Communications – Brand management, managing your audience, keeping your guard up.
Nov. 5: Customer Service and Engagement – Social media engagement, email and phone etiquette, creating and sharing content, sharing relevant information in the right ways.
Nov. 19: Social Media Boot Camp – Proper use of social media, professionally and personally.
To register for the Pelican Leadership Institute, visit and click on the PLI banner.
About Nunez Community College     
Nunez Community College is a student-centered institution that delivers relevant and innovative curriculum integrating the arts, sciences, and humanities leading to academic credentials and workforce opportunities. Nunez serves a vital role in the community by engaging with partners to support student success and personal growth. Nunez Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees, certificates, and diplomas. Nunez is located at 3710 Paris Road, Chalmette, LA. For more information, visit