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Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary


Press Release
May 19, 2006
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Corrections Creates
Excellence in Leadership Initiative
"This sets the stage for the Department to move into a new era."
Holly Hart-Hamblin, senior classification officer Mayo Work Camp

Tallahassee - The Florida Department of Corrections' inaugural Corrections Supervisory Leadership Class graduated April 21 at the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy in Havana, Florida.

Each of the 28 participants demonstrates exemplary character and has made a commitment to corrections as a profession. Candidates were identified by their supervisors, wardens and directors as individuals with the desire and drive to lead, and screened by a committee of executive staff.

"The way to advance your career in the Department is based on merit and integrity," said Secretary James R. McDonough. "This initiative inspires, educates and brings out the best in tomorrow's Corrections leaders."

The curriculum centered on leadership development from the professional and personal points of view.

"The Department employs more than 26,000 people," added Deputy Secretary Laura Bedard. "These individuals rose to the top as being stellar in their dedication to, and vision toward, the future of Corrections as a profession.

I am extremely proud of the entire class and their contributions to this important initiative."

Secretary McDonough spoke to the class before presenting them with certificates and unveiled the Department's Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct provides employees with a guiding set of principles. This Code of Conduct will be embedded in future employee training programs.

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