Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller Nikki Alvarez-Sowles believes in investing in her people. For the second time, the Office is partnering with Saint Leo University to offer the Leadership Development Certificate Program. The first class graduated in January. For the second “cohort” there will be 11 students in Dade City and 13 in New Port Richey.
"It just opens up your scope of individuals who can help you grow personally and professionally,” said Alvarez-Sowles. “To be a better human being, to be a better human being, to be a better parent, to be a better spouse, brother, sister, in the personal world, but also to be a better leader here in the organization.”
Dr. Cindy Lee is the Director for Alternative Pathways Program at Saint Leo University. “How do you bring different perspectives, for people to see it together,” asked Dr. Lee. “And the key is to move the team along to accomplish the goal.”
24 Teammates are taking part in the 4 month long course. Florida West Coast Credit Union is providing lunch at each of the classes.
Catalina Manriquez, is an Operations Supervisor in the IT call center, was a student in the first program. “I think I built more confidence in myself, knowing that I have people behind me that believe that I can be that best leader,” said Manriquez. “To bring the Team together, to bring them forward, to create more leaders. I mean, I could go on an on!”