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LeaderPath Class of 2020 – In full Swing

IPMA’s biannual leadership course is now in process with 34 registrants.  The deadline is August 16th.  Class size is limited so apply early.  Applicant selection was held in September with the LeaderPath 2020 class orientation held October 8th.



2019-2020 Program Shown Below

Strategic IT leadership helps organizations become more efficient, more effective and more capable when responding to challenge and change. The LeaderPath training program offers a comprehensive personal and professional approach to developing today’s leaders to meet today’s challenges and realize tomorrow’s opportunities.

LeaderPath addresses the unique leadership challenges and opportunities faced by public sector IT professionals and their business partners who work closely with them.
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.

LeaderPath Program Dates and Outline

LeaderPath Orientation ~ October 8, 2019
Capstone Team Work Party ~ November 8, 2019
Building Relationships ~ December 3, 4, 5, 2019
• Team Development
• Stakeholders as Partners
• Personal Leadership Skills
• Creating a Sense of Belonging
• Collaborating Across Boundaries
• Coordinating Organizational Change
Communicating Direction ~ January 7, 8, 9, 2020
• Performance Management
• Using the Language of Leaders
• Managing Interpersonal Conflict
• Coaching and Influencing Others
• The Power of the Budgeting Cycle
Enabling Change ~ February 4, 5, 6, 2020

• Strategic Planning
• Engaging Others in Change
• Assessing Capacity for Change
• Managing Risk/Managing Change
• Presentation Skills: The Art of Influence

Capstone Team Presentations and LeaderPath Graduates and Alumni Reception ~
~ March 10, 2020

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.

For more information, please contact:
Melanie Reynolds – – 360-451-1466
Robert Jeffers – – 360-352-1137

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Gary Duffield, IPMA’s New Professional Development Event Coordinator

IPMA has contracted with Gary Duffield as the new Professional Development Coordinator, rounding out the IPMA staff.
Gary is a retired Washington state employee. Gary’s last position was Chief Architect with the Department of Revenue assigned to the Tax and Licensing Systems Replacement project.

Gary enjoys a creative challenge. In his personal life he gravitates towards creative activities (art, music, videography). He also really enjoys a good logic puzzle and has accumulated a small collection of favorite brain teasers and optical illusions.

Gary enjoys working in concert with others. “There is nothing more satisfying than being on a team where everyone is in sync and functioning at a high level.” He also enjoys teaching and facilitating in group environments, “I have taught many technical classes over the years and have also led Lean exercises.”

Welcome aboard Gary.