June 24, 2014
Aiken, S.C. - Savannah River Remediation's (SRR) first-ever employee leadership class graduated this month with a new outlook on leadership in the workplace.
Participants in Leadership SRR were awarded with a diploma of completion on June 19, 2014.
The year-long program consisted of monthly seminars with topics such as Leading by Example, How to Communicate When You're in the Spotlight and Creating a Climate of Trust, among others topics.
Also on the schedule were two group projects completed throughout the year. Each project was designed to enhance the employees' presentation skills.
Patricia Allen, the SRR Environmental, Safety, Health, Quality Assurance and Contractor Assurance Director, spearheaded the program in hopes of enhancing leadership initiatives at SRR.
"Leadership involves a whole gamut of concepts," she said. "A different aspect of leadership was discussed during each seminar."
Ryan Penney was one of the 12 participants of the program. He said he joined the program for exposure to new ways of thinking and for networking opportunities.
"I went in without expectations," said Penney of the pilot program. "However, the program vastly improved my communication skills. Its focus on communication techniques helped my professional and personal relationships."
Leadership SRR will be continued in 2014, but with valuable improvements to the curriculum, thanks to feedback from this year's participants.
"We've changed some of the topics planned for next year," said Allen. "We anticipate having continued success with this program for years to come."
SRR is the Liquid Waste contractor at Savannah River Site, which is owned by U.S. Department of Energy. SRR is a team of companies led by URS Corp. with partners Bechtel National, CH2M HILL and Babcock & Wilcox. Critical subcontractors for the contract are AREVA, Energy Solutions and URS Professional Solutions.
Point of Contact: Amy Joslin, Director of Public Affairs and Project Communications