Today, I’d like to officially introduce the members of the 2015-2016 Imagine! Leadership Development Group (LDG). This year’s LDG members are (from left to right in the picture below):
Tim West-Heiss, who works in Imagine!’s CORE/Labor Source program,
Shannon Bundy, who works in Imagine!'s Bob and Judy Charles SmartHome,
Laura Ball, who works in Imagine!’s Human Resources department,
Maria Klickna, who works in Imagine!’s Family Support program, and
Sterling Wind, who works in Imagine!’s Public Relations department.
The purpose of Imagine!’s Leadership Development program is to provide a coordinated platform that strategically develops talent within Imagine! to address the company’s leadership needs for the future. The program is designed to educate employee participants about the complexities of the organization and to assist management in learning about people with talent that may be good matches for leadership roles.
Each participant in the LDG will gain a broad understanding of leadership skills and be provided the opportunity to apply their learning in various settings. Each participant will assess their present strengths and areas for growth and realize their potential for leadership. Leadership skills and knowledge gained will be applicable in many aspects of the successful participant’s experiences.
The Leadership Development Group will utilize a variety of methods of learning during the course of the year. These methods will include opportunities for self-study, facilitated group meetings, attendance at other Imagine! meetings, mentoring, training opportunities, and presentations.
Congratulations to all of this year’s LDG members. I think you will find it to be a very rewarding experience. I’m looking forward to getting to know you and, just as important, to learning from you throughout the year.