Farley Graduates from WDM Leadership Academy

May 27, 2021

Congratulations to Merchants Bonding Company’s Vice President of Claims Jay Farley for his graduation from the 2020-2021 West Des Moines Leadership Academy (WDMLA) class. The 9-month program offers a three-tiered approach of leadership skills training focused on leading self, leading others and leading community.

“The leadership academy was an amazing experience,” says Jay. “The program was extremely worthwhile and rewarding on so many levels, it challenged me in countless ways, and made me invest in myself which resulted in invaluable personal and professional growth.”

Experiential learning and workshops are designed to enhance the understanding of one’s own leadership style and how it impacts others. In addition, the WDMLA class selects an organization to partner with on a class project. This year’s organization was Can Play Sports, a new partnership of Courage League Sports and Opportunity on Deck that helps provide no-cost adaptive recreation and sports programs for underserved youth and adults. This year’s class project raised $50,000 for Can Play Sports, a fundraising record for the WDMLA.

To learn more about the WDM Leadership Academy, visit https://wdmchamber.org/programs/wdm-leadership-academy/