Tobey Completes Performance Leadership Program

Photo of the graduates of the Performance Leadership Program

Bethanne Tobey (second row, fifth from the right) along with other graduates of the Performance Leadership Program.

Lead Instructional Designer Bethanne Tobey completed the Performance Leadership Program in June 2017 and since then has been working to implement the things she learned into her day-to-day work.

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.

Photo of Bethanne Tobey receiving her graduation certificate for the Performance Leadership Program
Bethanne Tobey receiving her graduation certificate for the Performance Leadership Program

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.

Tobey along with Instructional Technologist Christopher Beeson hope to present on communication in the workplace at the upcoming UNC Cause 2017 conference.