Kelly Henson Completes Team Leader Certification

17 July 2019
A photo of Kelly Henson, Membership Director at the Suffolk Family YMCA

Kelly Henson, Membership Director at the Suffolk Family YMCA recently completed her Team Leader certification from the YMCA of the USA. We caught up with her to find out about her time at the Y.
How long have you worked for the YMCA of South Hampton Roads?
I have worked for the YSHR for one year.

What is your favorite part of your job?
Interacting with new people every day, seeing the same members each day and building relationships with them.

Which leadership course was your favorite and why?
My favorite course was “Strengthening Inclusion: Engaging Communities of Diverse Abilities”, because I was able to learn new strategies on continuing to create an atmosphere at my family center that celebrates diversity and inclusion of all!

What did receiving your certification do for you personally?
My team leader certification has helped me become a more developed leader and more confident in leading my team. I am also excited because it is a step in furthering my career at the YMCA which I have been working towards since my first day of becoming a Membership Associate in 2012.
Please join us in congratulating Kelly on this accomplishment!