Gilbert completes Pathways Leadership Development Program

Jamie Lynn Gilbert displays her Pathways Leadership Development Program certificates of completion.Student Media Assistant Director Jamie Lynn Gilbert was one of 20 employees across campus to complete the two-semester Pathways Leadership Development Program this spring. Based on Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner’s leadership principle: “Leadership development is self-development,” Pathways is a two-semester program designed to enhance interpersonal effectiveness and leadership propensity.

Jamie Lynn Gilbert displays her Pathways Leadership Development Program certificates of completion.Student Media Assistant Director Jamie Lynn Gilbert was one of 20 employees across campus to complete the two-semester Pathways Leadership Development Program this spring. Based on Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner’s leadership principle: “Leadership development is self-development,” Pathways is a two-semester program designed to enhance interpersonal effectiveness and leadership propensity.

As her final project for the course, Gilbert developed three broad organizational goals for Student Media to focus on in the 2015-2016 academic year: training and transitions, branding and cultural literacy. Each goal has five to seven supportive mini goals and aligns with an initiative outlined in either the University or the Division of Academic and Student Affairs’ strategic plan. 

“Student Media is such a deadline-driven organization that it can be difficult to make time for long-term planning,” Gilbert said. “This project gave me the opportunity to identify both short- and long-term goals that will allow us to grow as individual media outlets and as a department. I am very excited to see how much we can accomplish this year.”

View Student Media’s 2015-2016 goals.