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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Executive Services
Bureau of Executive Development

Katherine Pennington
Bureau Chief
(850) 922-8596
SunCom 292-8596

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The Bureau of Executive Development is responsible for coordinating, developing and monitoring the implementation of the department's strategic and operational plans. The bureau facilitates the Correctional Quality Managerial Leadership (CQML) initiatives of the department, including administration of the "Best Practices" data base and the facilitation of Quality Management training of staff. The bureau also administers the DC employee suggestion and recognition programs, and is responsible for development of grants and other partnership efforts.

Accomplishments in 1997-98

  • Produced the Agency Strategic Plan (ASP) that addresses two critical issues: ensuring public safety by effective custody and supervision of offenders, and programs contributing to recidivism reduction. Performance measures are associated with each goal under the two critical issues.
  • Developed, wrote and distributed the first edition of the Resource Guide to Correctional Quality Managerial Leadership. The guide is used for application of quality principles within the department.
  • Developed and coordinated the First Annual Secretary's Showcase case, held in conjunction with the Statewide Administrators meeting in Ocala. Six teams participated.
  • Facilitated the competition that resulted in the selection of the department's quality seal.
  • Developed and published the Strategic Management Plan (SMP) as an addendum to the Agency Strategic Plan (ASP) to accommodate requirements from the Governor's Office for restructuring the ASP. The SMP contains five priority issues addressing supplemental resources acquisition, increasing productivity through continuous quality improvement applications, development of partnerships with public and private organizations, establishing effective communications with staff and the public and efficient use of technology.
  • Coordinated a workshop for Executive Leadership Committee (ELC) members that addressed five topics: fact-based decision making techniques, executive management of critical issues, assessment of the Statewide Quality Team and its mission, a review of DC's quality initiative and an assessment of ELC operations.