2021-2022 Employee Fellows
Nancy Messina: Leadership
The goal of this fellowship is to show employees that everyone can be a leader. For this fellowship, I would like employees to read and reflect upon the book Everyday People, Extraordinary Leaders by James Kouzes. We will take time to look, reflect, and discuss the 5 practices of exemplary leaders and how we can apply them to our daily lives and our workplace. My hope is that through learning these practices, everyone will see how to be more humble, hungry and smart in the workplace.
Myron Burr: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
CapABLE provides Lindenwood a programmatic approach for developing employees who adapt, build, listen, and engage in creating a more equitable and inclusive university culture. An eight-week synchronous diversity development program, CapABLE is built on the foundation of Intergroup Dialogue Theory, which suggests individuals benefit greatly from active and engaged learning, structured interaction, and facilitated learning environments. The primary objectives of CapABLE are: 1) participants will understand the educational and organizational value of diversity; 2) equip participants with the necessary tools to impact the culture of equity and inclusion at the university. Through intellectual and experiential opportunities that combine support, challenge, collaboration, theory, empathy, and practical application, CapABLE participants partake in self-other dialogical exercises, navigate institutional concerns, and consider their role in promoting a more equitable and inclusive Lindenwood culture and climate.
Cayte Billman: Service Excellence
In collaboration with the “Q2- Every Student Counts” campaign, I will be hosting student focus groups to collect feedback on their total experience at Lindenwood as a traditional undergraduate student. We will be analyzing 5 elements as it relates to student satisfaction and engagement. From this data, an interactive student roadmap will be developed which will assist students, faculty, and staff in knowing all the services provided at each touchpoint in a student's journey at Lindenwood. While developing this roadmap for student success, I will be meeting with Q2 champions and divisional leaders to share the feedback gathered from students as it relates to their department. By going through this process, we have an opportunity to unify our service standard and provide a seamless journey for our students to be successful.