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Education Policy Fellowship Program

Leadership Styles & Implementing Change

March 17, 2003
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

The Fellows participating on the Leadership Styles & Implementing Change Learning Team have planned this seminar.


Leadership Styles & Implementing Change Learning Team Members
Donna Whitley, Barry Reinink, Julie Stark, Kristen Lund, Barbara Campbell, Val Vitols


I.  Introduction

II.  Leadership Qualities 
"You and Your Ethics"
Mr. Barry Reinink, Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Development

III.  Ethical Self Evaluation

IV.  Leadership Orientations
Mr. Barry Reinink, Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Development

V.  Break

VI.  Debriefing

VII.  Mr. Larry Beckon, Michigan Department of Transportation
"Organizational Culture and How It Impacts Leadership and Change"

Larry, who works for the Michigan Department of Transportation, has had several careers in state government, all different, all challenging and all rewarding. Even though this was years ago, he can tell you how much fun it is to operate a multi-million dollar information technology operation in an environment where approval by a joint legislative committee is required for every purchase of equipment costing $25,000 or more. For the past few years, he has focused attention on helping the Michigan DOT (and others in state government) continually improve. Larry believes that improving quality is the way to improve government, to increase stakeholder satisfaction and to increase satisfaction of staff members. Improving quality requires focusing on what leaders do and how the entire organization must work together. Larry has no title, seeing that as "liberating" and leading to interesting reactions.

VIII.  Mr. Kurt Weiss, Communications Director
Michigan Department of Information Technology
"Lessons Learned: Implementation of Change at Michigan State Police"

IX.  Break

X.  Dr. Jacque Thompson, Director 
Special Education and Early Intervention Services
Michigan Department of Education 
"Lessons Learned During the Implementation of Change"

XI.  Wrap-up

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