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KUMC's success in the future depends on having a highly effective, engaged workforce, and an effective and engaged workforce depends on highly effective, engaged leaders.

This program, which began in Support Services and Student Services in Summer 2012, is designed to establish a strong, effective leadership structure and foster an engaged, effective workforce at KUMC.  The Carden Group has been our partner in this effort to create a culture of excellence by understanding how we lead and work today, working with us in the creation of a vision for our leaders and workforce and developing an implementation strategy to achieve that vision.  Feedback from the first wave of participants has been enthusiatically positive,and we have already begun to feel the impact of this work:

Areas of focus include:

  • Creating a winning vision
  • Managing people and performance
    • alignment of vision/goals/expectations
    • accountability and followup
    • giving critical feedback
  • Staff development
  • Conducting effective 1:1 and team meetings
  • Versatility in leadership
  • Effective Communication:
    • strategies to maximize impact and make interactions more productive
    • reflective listening
    • planning and conducting difficult conversations
    • conflict de-escalation and resolution
  • Building a culture of excellence

As leaders in our organization, we need your engagement, passion and commitment to take us to a new level of performance.  This training will help new and emerging leaders learn the skills to be great,and it will help experienced leaders become even better.

The program will be delivered in highly interactive, instructor-led sessions as well as one-on-one coaching sessions over nine months (July 2013-March 2014).

 Useful Tools:

Vision and Expectations form:         Development Meeting Form:    Conducting 3 X 3 conversations:

Last modified: Feb 26, 2014
Jayhawk Way

Dates for Session 8
Leading the Jayhawk Way

Tuesday, March 25

Wednesday, March 26

Thursday, March 27

Friday, March 28