LeadingSuccess™ and Supervisory Skills Certificate Graduations

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Click Here for the October 2009 Issue

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The new LeadingSuccess™ program at the School of Medicine (SOM) produced its first crop of graduates in 2009. The ongoing Supervisory Skills Certificate (SSC) program produced two graduating cohorts in 2009 as well.

January 2009 Graduation

The first SSC graduation ceremony, in January 2009, celebrated the course completion for the Fall 2008 SSC cohort. The Office of Organization Effectiveness (OE) hosted a breakfast to honor this group.

Executive Director of SOM Administration Robert Dugan addressed the graduates, offering his congratulations. OE Director Chuck Haughton handed out diplomas to both groups and took a moment to thank the many speakers and supervisors who make both programs possible.


Supervisory Certificate Series, Fall 2008 Cohort.  (Front Row) Tia Dreher, Mary Hammond, Michelle Steuber, Susan Leight (Back Row) Brent Buford, William Jester,  James Kaylor, Edgar Weiss.


Bob Dugan speaks to the Fall 2008 SSC Cohort at their January, 2009 Graduation.


Edgar Weiss receives his diploma from Chuck Haughton and Bob Dugan.



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June 2009 Graduation

This next commencement honored the first graduates of the LeadingSuccess™ program, as well as the newest graduates of the Supervisory Skills Certificate Series (SSC).
Program facilitators, along with several managers of program participants, came to support the graduates.

Executive Director of SOM Administration Robert Dugan addressed the LeadingSuccess™ and SSC graduates , explaining the origins of both programs and offering his congratulations. OE Director Chuck Haughton handed out diplomas to both groups and thanked the speakers and supervisors who make both programs possible.

Some SSC graduates will go on to participate in the LeadingSuccess™ program.  Nancy Wintering, a graduate of both programs, reflected on her experience:

When I started the program I was doing a very good job, but I learned there is always room for improvement. The Office of OE staff provided excellent leadership; they facilitated growth on an individual and a group level. My competence as a leader and a manager has developed significantly. Now instead of hurrying and carrying on more than I can handle, I am able to manage my team and our responsibilities more effectively. We are accomplishing more work, more efficiently and with a greater level of satisfaction and enjoyment.


First LeadingSuccess™ Graduates, 2008-2009 Cohort. (Left to Right) Ben Adams, Linda Crosette, Josh Romond, Darren Johnson, Kristi Varillo, Andrea Shuster.


Supervisory Certificate Series, Spring 2009 Cohort.  (Front Row) Roslyn Mason, Elle Choe, Hewett Ashbridge, John Lewis, Carmen Rodriguez, Illona Feldman (Back Row) Rikki Godshall, Waverly Coleman, Kevin Flanigan, John Huang.


Bob Dugan addresses the attendees at the June 2009 Graduation.


Kevin Flanigan shows off his certificate. Whenever class instructors ran into technical difficulty, Flanigan and classmate Ray Rollins, both of Media Technology & Production, came to the rescue.

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Also in the October 2009 issue

Develop Your Staff’s (or Your) Leadership Skills
Business Writing Tips
New Resources for Hiring and On-boarding New Staff
Knowledge Link Help Desk

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