Employee Council Members to Take Leadership Seminar

October 1, 2010 — Members of the University of Virginia's Employee Communications Council will brush up on their leadership skills at a seminar on Oct. 6.

They will have the opportunity to explore their individual roles as representatives of their co-workers and to discuss the institutional role of the employee councils. About 45 council representatives will work on setting an agenda for the coming year.

All employees at the University are represented through one of four employee councils, divided according to U.Va.'s vice presidents and the units reporting to their offices: the President/Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer; the Provost; Health System Academic and Research; and the Medical Center. Employees can identify their council, learn how to contact their representatives, and access minutes and meeting schedules here.

The councils serve as a communications link between front-line employees and senior University leaders. Employees can speak with their representative or council chair, and the councils discuss employee input at the monthly meetings. In turn, the leaders from the four councils meet every three months as the Employee Communications Council Executive Committee, where they speak directly with Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Leonard W. Sandridge and other senior University leaders.

For information, contact Kathleen Jump at 982-4521 or jump@virginia.edu.

— By Anne Bromley