Κολέγιο CITY College
International Faculty,
CITY College.
Main Campus, Thessaloniki, Greece
16 November 2017

Chick-Fil-A returns to the International Faculty for a Successful Business Seminar on Leadership

The Chik-Fil-A team revisited the International Faculty CITY College to deliver another successful business seminar under the title “A pathway to successful leadership: The SERVE leadership Model, CSR & Sustainability aspects”. The event was hosted at the International Faculty’s main campus in Thessaloniki, 6 November 2017.

For one more year a Chick-Fil-A team visited the International Faculty to present their leadership model, SERVE

Chick-Fil-A return to the International Faculty CITY College for a Successful Business Seminar on Leadership

The five speakers, some of them representing the company and some being restaurant owners, spoke on “The Secret of Great Leaders” and presented Chick-Fil-A SERVE model. More specifically as identified by the its acronym, the speakers shared their views on how great leaders Sea and shape the future, Engage and develop others, Reinvent continuously, Value results and relationships and Embody the values. There was also thorough presentation of their business strategy through videos and interactive Q&As. The company’s competitive advantage is their organisational culture that holds on to their “Our Pleasure” approach. The speakers also focused on their CSR practices with specific examples on local ownerships and support of local communities, donations to different organizations, recycling and the gradual transformation of their products to organic ones. Before closing the event, the speakers invited the students (2nd level business students attending the event in the frame of ‘Sustainable Development’ unit) to ask their questions and those who did were also rewarded with company gifts.

Chick-Fil-A return to the International Faculty CITY College for a Successful Business Seminar on Leadership

It is the seventh time for the International Faculty to host the Chick Fil A leadership seminar.

The event was organised by the Business Administration and Economics Department (BAED) and the Career, Enterprise and Employability Centre of the International Faculty and is in line with our mission to bring academia closer to the industry.

About Chick Fil A

Chick-Fil-A is an American fast food restaurant chain headquartered in the Atlanta suburb of College Park, Georgia, specializing in chicken sandwiches. Founded in May 1946, it has more than 2,000 restaurants, mainly in the southeastern United States.

The company's culture is influenced by its founder Truett Cathy's Southern Baptist beliefs; all Chick-Fil-A restaurants are closed for business on Sunday as well as Thanksgiving and Christmas.

In 2010 Chick-Fil-A took the industry lead in average sales per restaurant, making an average of $2.7 million per restaurant (McDonald's was second with $2.4 million per restaurant). It also features in many top 10 US brand lists.

 

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