TLP graduates its second cohort from the Twin Cities campus
November 10, 2009
On Oct. 14, the Transformational Leadership Program (TLP) graduated its second cohort from the Twin Cities campus. The 12 participants were involved in a variety of strategically aligned projects over the past several months. All participants were recognized for their work at the graduation ceremony, and each had the opportunity to display the results of their project to date.
"Transforming strategy into reality is an ongoing challenge for all leadership groups," says Matt Larson, senior consultant with the Office of Service and Continuous Improvement (OSCI) and codeveloper, with 3M, of the TLP. In addition to teaching the leadership excellence methodology of DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control), the program emphasizes strategy-focused knowledge and skills development; change management; team leadership; process excellence; and results orientation.
TLP teaches participants how to examine the pieces of the U and determine whether they are being successfully accomplished, fix any gaps in performance, and maintain improvements. "We all come to work each day and put forth efforts that have value to others. This program gives the University tools to measure our effectiveness and do something if there is a problem or gap. Preparing the University for future success through this program is an exciting opportunity to make a significant impact," says Larson.
Scott Martens, OSCI director, adds that the greatest benefit associated with TLP is "the improvement of the people who will ultimately transform the U."
University of Minnesota leadership development programs are a key component of the "Transforming the U" vision. In addition to developing exceptional faculty and staff, the programs support the mission of creating an exceptional organization and exceptional innovation.
For more information about TLP, see the Office of Service and Continuous Improvement.
Cohort and projects
|Sue Bartolutti||Law School||Law School Staff Satisfaction||Nora Klaphake|
|Nick Deffley||Capital Planning & Project Management||Increase Sustainability in University Building Projects||Robert Preston|
|Becky Hall||Office for Student Affairs||Improving Transfer Student Experience||Jerry Rinehart & Bob McMaster|
|Jill Hauwiller||Carlson School of Management||Alignment of Carlson Graduate Business Career Center Coaching Mission to Services||Kathryn Carlson|
|Nacole Kaai||Capital Planning & Project Management||Lean and 5S Integration Strategies||Robert Preston|
|Elizabeth LaFond||Veterinary Medical Center||CCC-Service Communication Improvement Project||David Lee|
|Joseph Maple||Veterinary Medicine Academic Affairs||Process for Improved Efficiency in Grade Submission||Laura Molgaard|
|Michelle McGeehan||Office of Information Technology||Service Gateway 4.0||Alyssa Peterson|
|Todd Mehrkens||Extension Center for Youth Development||Youth Work Institute Participant Data Management System||Deborah Moore|
|Adam Prybelski||Capital Planning & Project Management||PMIS/CPPM Business Process Review Development||Robert Preston|
|Dawn Sillars||Boynton Health Service||Improving the Process of Student Health Insurance Verification||Ed Ehlinger|
|Yan Zhang||Information Management Systems||Improving the Process for Generating Enrolled Student Demographic and Tuition Data In the Data Warehouse||Joe Sullivan|
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