Earlier this year, the Organizational Development team hosted a luncheon celebrating its most recent cohort of 44 graduates in the Leadership Development Program, divided in three streams: academic advisors, change agents and supervisors. This brings the number of graduates to 250 since the program’s launch 8 years ago.
Jane Reichman Van Toch, Senior Advisor Organizational Development & Talent Management, welcomed and congratulated the graduates. “I am thrilled to work with the Leadership Development Program and with such an amazing group of people. We’ve had the opportunity to learn from and support each other during the last year, and we plan to keep this learning going. From participating in our community-building initiatives – such as Coaching Ourselves and co-development groups – to building learning networks in their own areas, our LDP grads are using their leadership to help transform the face of our community.”
Asked what they valued most in the program, graduates’ comments ranged from increased productivity to networking opportunities to being able to confront problems as a team. Others mentioned the practicality of applying skills learned after each session.
Graduates were all smiles as they were surrounded by colleagues, mentors and senior administrators on hand to toast their accomplishments.
Photos, courtesy of Paolo Errore