If you want to hone your leadership skills and seek greater responsibility at TCC, you might be a candidate for the President's Leadership Institute.
The President’s Leadership Institute is the internal tool the College uses to build the talent and drive already within its ranks into a pool of future leaders. It prepares the College’s own staff for leadership responsibilities by providing participants with those skills and the perspectives hiring committees seek in candidates for leadership positions.
“If seeking a leadership role or going into administration is something you are interested in, this is something you must do,” says Mark Frank, TCC assistant professor of theatre. “It’s made me understand the different aspects of leadership as it applies to the College and life in general.”
The experiences working and learning together in the institute build camaraderie and strengthen ties across departments, helping TCC to discover new opportunities and creative ways to serve students.
“The institute has helped me develop relationships with people across the college that I would not normally interact with,” says Jenny Fields, TCC assistant professor of nursing. “It has also broadened my outlook on higher education and all of the different aspects of what it takes to have a fully functioning college.”
The institute is designed to build collaborative skills, offer greater insight into the College’s operations, services and programs, and influence the next generation of leaders to serve TCC students, the greater Tulsa community and the vision of education nationwide. Selection to the institute is by application, and is open to all TCC faculty and staff members, in all ranks, levels and departments.
"The biggest thing for me was being able to see more of, not just what TCC does, but what's going on in the community and how they relate," says Vonetta O'Brien-Schiffman, current PLI participant and administrative assistant for the TCC Marketing & Communications department.
If you are interested, you can find more information here, and then fill out the online application. Applications are due April 6, 2018.
A training opportunity such as PLI, supports a couple of HLC sub criteria including 3.C.6 which examines ways staff are supported in professional development.