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Ralph DiSibo, a former Washington Group/URS executive, kicks off the first session of the inaugural 12-month Leadership SRR course.

SRR Initiates 'Leadership SRR' Program

June 18, 2013

Aiken, S.C. - Savannah River Remediation (SRR) is growing its next generation of leaders through the inaugural Leadership SRR program.

Tailored similar to other leadership programs across the CSRA, Leadership SRR will identify, develop and motivate new leadership. The main difference will be that SRR will select participants from its employees, not from the community.

Patricia Allen, SRR Environmental, Safety, Health, Quality Assurance and Contractor Assurance Manager, developed the idea for such a program. She said both employees and the company would benefit.

"Our employees have been requesting more leadership courses and growth opportunities," Allen said. "Leadership SRR will be significant to develop employees and for the company."

Leadership SRR courses will include monthly leadership seminars for a year, individual mentoring sessions, reading leadership books, working as a team on group projects, and presenting recommendations to the senior management team.

"We plan to provide a diverse 12-month opportunity for high-potential candidates who will gain valuable experience in leadership," Allen said. "Course subjects will include basic leadership, change management and innovation, effective communication, and mentoring and coaching."

The first session kicked off in June with Ralph DiSibo, a former Washington Group/URS executive, teaching a course entitled, "Reel Lessons in Leadership," which is based on using movie clips to demonstrate effective leadership styles. The first class will run through June 2014 with a new Leadership SRR course following.

The Savannah River Site is owned by the U.S. Department of Energy. The SRS Liquid Waste contract is managed by SRR, 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


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