Nine OIT employees graduate from Pathways

Office of Information Technology employees are proving they are true Pack leaders! Nine graduated May 21 from the yearlong Pathways Leadership Development Program.

Sponsored by Human Resources’ Training & Organizational Development (T&OD) unit, Pathways “guides participants through a self-discovery process to enable them to enhance their leadership propensity.” This process is based on authors Jim Kouzes’ and Barry Posner’s leadership principle – “Leadership development is self-development”. In the program, participants engage in a series of courses, lead a unit or department project, and participate on a team project.

OIT Pathways graduates include Jason Austin and Jennifer Riehle of Outreach, Communications and Consulting; Carol Hill and Ed Lee of Technology Support Services; Kristina Gasca of Communication Technologies; Mark Scheible of Security and Compliance; and James Gardner, Venu Sanka and Eric Silberberg of Infrastructure, Systems and Operations.

In addition to completing the program, several individuals were recognized for their outstanding leadership skills.

  • Austin received the certificate of “Exemplary Leadership – Inspiring a Shared Vision” for his leadership project in developing and implementing a social networking site for NCSU Web Developers.
  • Co-team leader Schieble received an Achievement Award for “The Pack Gives Back”, an effort that promotes employee volunteerism by offering opportunities for faculty and staff to use their community service leave to give back to their communities.
  • And, co-team leader Gasca received an Achievement Award for the Green Tree Initiative, a quarterly contest to recognize smaller green initiatives on NC State campus. Adopted by the Office of Sustainability, the Green Tree Initiative is the first Pathways project to be fully implemented on campus.

“All of the OIT participants added tremendously to our program, and we are very appreciative of the support from OIT leadership to support their employee’s leadership development,” said Stephanie Kelber, Pathways Leadership Development program manager.