The Performance Leadership Program is a semester-long program designed to enhance employee and organization performance by learning about topics such as leveraging communication styles, making strategic team decisions, managing conflict, leading change and much more.
Every two weeks Tobey and other participants met for 8 hours of intensive learning consisting of practicing conflict management scenarios and giving and receiving feedback among other things. “Being able to connect with people across campus and develop professional relationships was beneficial for me,” said Tobey.
Other beneficial topics for Tobey included learning about interpersonal communication and leading change in organizations. She noted understanding different communication and leadership styles was important for leading project teams.
In addition, the program consisted of completing an extensive Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® personality test and participating in a 360° feedback survey. Participants were also paired with coaches to work on various points of self-improvement. The partner work involved a coaching plan and meeting periodically with the coach throughout the program.
“This program drills down into the reflection of self. In doing this, you are more mindful in your everyday actions at work and with others,” said Tobey.