“Shared Leadership confirms my belief that stepping back to view the big picture is worth the time and effort,” said Shared Leadership participant, Rose Marie Parsons. “As a first-year participant, I have gotten to know Boise State employees from across campus, and I look forward to getting to know them better as we plan next year’s programs.”
Shared Leadership is a program which aims to provide networking and leadership opportunities for Boise State employees.
The Shared Leadership websites explains that the purpose of the program is to train faculty and staff to become involved in the University decision-making process.
The program is designed to enhance and develop knowledge and understanding of the campus community. It also provides an opportunity for participants to meet and exchange ideas and motivate participants to assume individual leadership roles within the university.
“We all own a piece of the success of the University,” said Jerri Mizrahi the advisor for Shared Leadership. “If everyone is invested in the success, we can make it a better place.”
It is a two year program. The first year members are required to participate in an activity once a month.
The next year, members help facilitate and plan the activities for the upcoming first years.
This year’s group will be taking on the topic of My Boise State. This corresponds with students’ my.boisestate site that was launched last summer.
Members will be discussing how to turn “My Boise State” into “Our Boise State” through a series of activities and
The Shared Leadership program is nationally renowned has been in existence for nearly 25 years.
”People call from all over wanting to emulate this program,” Mizrahi said.
Mizrahi said each year she sees members from Shared Leadership receive promotions.
“In Shared Leadership I usually have somewhere between four to seven people that get different jobs. I don’t know if there’s any correlation to Shared Leadership but I’m going to take it,” Mizrahi said. “It’s because they are the ones that are willing to step up that they get noticed, they’re engaged, they’re usually positive and they get noticed.”
Shared Leadership begins to advertise for the upcoming year in April, but Mizrahi said she tries to work around schedules of faculty and staff. The commitment is for two years.