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LeaderPath Program Outline and Application

by Barry Diseth | 05/02/2017


LeaderPath 2017 ~ 2018


LeaderPath addresses the unique leadership challenges and opportunities faced by public sector IT professionals and the organization’s business managers who work closely with IT professionals.

This customized learning program is an intense and robust five-month learning experience geared to public sector technology professionals and related business managers positioned for the next generation of leadership.

Join the LeaderPath Class of 2018 and become a member of a very distinguished alumni group!

Strategic IT leadership helps organizations become more efficient, more effective and more capable when responding to challenge and change.

Successful IT leaders
 Build teams
 Nurture alliances
 Develop partnerships
 Understand and enable change
 Engage in cross-agency enterprise
 Adopt a holistic approach focused on
aligning all aspects of an organization
 Find common ground yielding solutions
for a widening range of stakeholders

LeaderPath provides a comprehensive approach to developing today’s leaders to meet today’s challenges and realize tomorrow’s opportunities.

Visit the IPMA website and learn more at:

For more information, please contact:
Melanie Reynolds  leaderpath@gmail.com 360-451-1466
Robert Jeffers  robertjeffers@gmail.com 360-352-1137
Program Outline
~ LeaderPath Orientation ~ October 11, 2017
~ Capstone Team Work Party ~ November 2, 2017

Building Relationships ~ December 5, 6, 7, 2017
• Team Development
• Stakeholders as Partners
• Personal Leadership Skills
• Creating a Sense of Belonging
• Collaborating Across Boundaries
• Coordinating Organizational Change

Communicating Direction ~ January 9, 10, 11, 2018
• Performance Management
• Using the Language of Leaders
• Managing Interpersonal Conflict
• Coaching and Influencing Others
• The Power of the Budgeting Cycle

Enabling Change ~ February 6, 7, 8, 2018
• Strategic Planning
• Engaging Others in Change
• Assessing Capacity for Change
• Managing Risk/Managing Change
• Presentation Skills: The Art of Influence

~Capstone Challenge Team Presentations &
LeaderPath Graduates and Alumni Reception
March 20, 2018

Capstone Challenge Teams work throughout the duration of the program to address real world leadership challenges.  Participants should expect to spend several hours working together outside the classroom.  At the end of the program, all teams will present an outline of their leadership challenge, proposed solutions and share their overall learning experience with a select audience of other IT professionals and proven leaders.

360 Degree Leadership Assessment is included in the tuition fee.  Program participants will receive private coaching sessions to interpret and understand their personal feedback report.

LeaderPath was developed in 2005 by IPMA – a free membership organization for IT professionals. This program is open only to public sector employees from all branches of government. Robert Jeffers, Co-Director, has been with the LeaderPath program since 2010. Melanie Reynolds, Co-Director, has been with the LeaderPath program since 2005.

LeaderPath Class of 2018

All classes will be held on the SPSCC campus in *Lacey*, Washington
Registration deadline is September 1, 2017

Candidate Profile
Admission to the LeaderPath program is competitive. The preferred program participant has proven experience in areas such as program management, project management and budget responsibility, and has demonstrated formal and/or informal leadership responsibilities.  Letters of Interest and Letters of Recommendation should address the candidate’s professional interests and background, as well as interest in the LeaderPath program.

Registration Process
1.Complete the application form.  Please type or print legibly.

2.Attach a current resume

3.Include a letter of interest addressing why you want to attend, what experience you offer to other participants and your own leadership values.

4.Send your application and materials to your sponsoring supervisor (unless self-sponsored)

5. Sponsoring supervisor attaches letter of recommendation and sends all to authorizing supervisor, if necessary.

6.Authorizing supervisor signs confirming candidate availability and tuition responsibility.

7. Send completed application, resume, letter of interest and letter of recommendation to:   Melanie Reynolds leaderpath@gmail.com

Tuition Fee
$4150.00. Participants are responsible for full tuition.  Tuition must be paid by October 1, 2017.

Cancellation Policy
Cancel before August 31, 2017: $500 penalty
Cancel September 1 – September 30, 2017: $1500 penalty
No refunds after October 1, 2017.  Full tuition is required

For more information, please contact:
Melanie Reynolds  leaderpath@gmail.com 360-451-1466
Robert Jeffers  robertjeffers@gmail.com 360-352-1137

LeaderPath ~ Class of 2018



Name for Registration/Certificate____________________________________________________________

Name for Name Tag_______________________________________________________________________



Office Street Address  and  Box Number or Mail Stop, if applicable. PLEASE PRINT LEGIBLY.  THANKS.


Work Phone_______________________________              Cell Phone_______________________________


Special project you are currently leading, if applicable: ______________________________________________________________________________________________


Number of years or months as a supervisor or manager_______ Number of people you currently supervise ________

Please check to indicate a need for disability accommodation.  Melanie Reynolds will contact you prior to the program start date to discuss.  __________.  Note:  there is limited ability to accommodate personal food preferences.

Applicant Signature ________________________________________________________________________
I understand that I am responsible for attending all sessions, completing all class assignments, and that my certificate of completion is awarded based on both class attendance and full participation in program study groups and Capstone Challenge teams.  If I am self-sponsored, I have read and agree to the terms of the tuition fee payment requirements and cancellation policy. I confirm that full tuition will be paid by October 1, 2017.

For Employer Sponsored Applicants:   I nominate the above individual for admission to the LeaderPath 2018 program, agree to make him/her available for full participation in the program and authorize payment of the tuition fee required.  I understand that the individual is expected to attend all sessions and prepare the required coursework.  I have read and agree to the terms of the tuition fee payment requirements and cancellation policy. I confirm that full tuition will be paid by October 1, 2017.

Authorizing Supervisor (Print Name/Title)  ______________________________________________________