leadership and management

Why Leadership and Professional Development Matters to Your Employees

By Markey Read Wouldn’t it be great if every person you hired came with all the professional skills needed to work for your company? Gone would be the days of training new employees in basic concepts like quality, teamwork, productivity, and customer service. Instead they could be focusing on enhancing their leadership and management skills. […]

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Going Back to School Isn’t Just for Kids. Find a Course this Fall at UVM that Moves You Forward.

Fall isn’t just the time for kids to head back into the classroom, many grown-ups choose to restart their education by taking a class on-campus, online, in a seminar, or starting a graduate program. The reasons that people cite why they go back to school range from adding new skills to career advancement or even […]

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Health Care Management Classes Help Hospital Employee Refine Her Skills

-Health Care and Leadership Management Certificate student Kathleen Merrick Kathleen Merrick approaches patient care from a holistic point of view. As an ophthalmology patient service specialist at UVM Medical Center, Merrick is on the front lines of health care customer service as she spends her days guiding patients as they schedule appointments or register for […]

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Why Data-Driven Management Produces Better Results in Health Care

Effective leaders and managers lead by fact, not opinion. Still, it’s all too common for executives, senior administrators and middle managers to use their gut instinct to make decisions, rather than examining key data to inform their decisions about processes, goals or strategies, according to organizational excellence expert Kathy Letendre. “A data-driven manager can understand—using […]

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Cabot Creamery Co-operative Manager Nick Managan Strives to Keep Learning

What makes a good manager? For UVM alumnus Nick Managan ’05, it’s all about accountability and hard work. Managan has been employed full-time at Cabot Creamery Cooperative for ten years, working his way up through the ranks and being mentored by his supervisors along the way. In 2017, he was promoted to Northeast marketing manager […]

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Why Innovation Matters for Leaders in Today’s Economy

If you’re looking for a company that’s a model of innovation and social responsibility, look no further than Green Mountain Power. Green Mountain Power (GMP) is recognized as a national leader in renewable energy, demonstrating how electricity can be generated, stored, and distributed in ways that are clean, cost-effective, and more resilient to climate change […]

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Learning to Build Effective Healthcare Leadership Skills

After 20 years in the biomedical field, Theresa Bugbee wanted a refresher in healthcare leadership. Bugbee is a biomedical services supervisor for UVM’s Technical Services Partnership (TSP), a leading provider of comprehensive healthcare technology management. She enrolled in UVM’s Healthcare Management and Leadership Professional Certificate Program last spring to enhance her supervisory skills. The program […]

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Michele Morris Learns What it Takes to be an Effective Leader

Michele Morris is a seasoned professional but relatively new at leadership. As the director of outreach and communications at Chittenden Solid Waste District, Morris supervises five employees at the district’s administrative office in Williston. Morris, who previously worked for the National Wildlife Federation and Backpacker Magazine (under Rodale Press), joined the waste district nine years ago. She was […]

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Innovator of Leading Sustainable Innovation Certificate Program Matt Mayberry Helps Companies Lead Change and Embrace Environmental Sustainability

Transforming a conventional business into a sustainable one is no easy task. All too often, managers and supervisors have difficulty anticipating challenges and are unable to see the bigger picture or know how to make a difference in the world. Creator of UVM’s Leading Sustainable Innovation Professional Certificate program, Matt Mayberry is trying to change […]

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Engineering Manager Cyril Brunner Strives to Keep Learning about Leadership

“Leaders aren’t born they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.”  ~Vince Lombardi What makes an effective leader? If you ask Cyril Brunner ‘13, he’ll tell you it’s performance, accountability, and transparency. Just a couple of years […]

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