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Governor salutes 29 graduates of KDOC Leadership Development Academy

by admin last modified Jul 07, 2015 01:38 PM
Governor Sam Brownback joined in a celebration of the graduates of the KDOC 2012-2013 Leadership Development Academy, held August 13 at the state capitol building.

Twenty nine employees of the KDOC completed the training program and were addressed by Brownback, Secretary Ray Roberts, and three deputy secretaries in the ceremony that was held in the Old Supreme Courtroom in the capitol.

“I want to thank you for what you do. What you do is very important,” Brownback told the graduates. “You should be proud to say to yourself ‘I’ve got a really important mission in what I do. I make sure that the people of the state of Kansas are safe.’”

The Leadership Development Academy is offered every other year and brings together staff from the various facilities and programs of the KDOC to study leadership concepts, share their knowledge across departments, and participate in skill-developing activities. The program was coordinated by KDOC Human Resources Director Jan Clausing and the Leadership Development Team: Becky Galbraith, Craig Kibbe and Beverly Fertig.

Clausing said candidates were selected from all the various entities of the state system: three from the KDOC Central Office and from each of the large facilities, and two from each parole region, KCI, the smaller facilities, and two from the juvenile services programs. The participants met monthly for presentations and group discussions on textbook assignments and issues in corrections and leadership, as well as to work on group projects.

“This concerted effort by the System Management Team, Human Resources/Staff Development Staff and participants is important to assure that KDOC maintains the highest quality of leadership at all levels.  I am proud to work for an agency that recognizes the importance of programs that provide staff with the tools they need to be successful and make KDOC a better, no…the BEST place to work!” 

Look for “Leadership Development Academy – the Year in Review” as a featured intranet article in the coming weeks. See below links to photos and speeches from the event:

Governor Sam Brownback's speech

Secretary Ray Robert's speech

Deputy Secretary Kathleen Graves' speech

Deputy Secretary Johnnie Goddard's speech

Deputy Secretary Terri Williams' speech

Facebook album of photos from the ceremony

Facebook album of photos of the graduates



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