Alumni of JHU's Leadership Development Program gathered on Nov. 15 at Mt. Washington Conference Center for the second annual Alumni Leadership Conference. The event included a full day of professional development, networking with colleagues, and a keynote address by special guest Alicia Wilson, who was the inaugural vice president for economic development at JHU and JHHS. She currently serves on the JHU board of trustees and is the managing director and global head of philanthropy for the North America region of JPMorgan Chase. Among the mini sessions the 100-plus participants could attend were Generation Gaps, Difficult Conversations, and Set Meaningful Goals and Help Your Team Do the Same.
The LDP is a long-standing cornerstone program that has been completed by over 800 JHU faculty and staff. More than half of participants continue to work at JHU, and another 100-plus have retired. Among its alumni are Sherita Golden (2010), a professor in the School of Medicine and vice president and chief diversity officer of JHM; Cherita Hobbs (2015), executive director of HR Employee and Labor Relations; James Jarrell (2008), chief audit officer; Jonathan Links (2003), a Bloomberg School professor, vice provost, and chief risk officer; Ellen MacKenzie (2006), dean of the Bloomberg School of Public Health; and Dean Zarriello (2007), vice president for infrastructure and chief network officer.
The program was launched in 1997 and is managed by HR's Office of Talent Management. Participants are nominated by their departments.