Patrick Mills, Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership
The Tennessee Government Management Institute (TGMI) saw its largest class ever graduate recently in Franklin. The Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Human Resources administer TGMI.
During the two-week institute, the goal is to improve middle management leadership, self-management techniques, maximization of human capital, communication, ethical issues, and ensuring the success of complex projects in state government. The class of 2017 looked to the final day of TGMI not as goodbye but as “the beginning of new friendships and powerful networking opportunities.”
Forty-four state government managers representing over 30 Tennessee state government agencies made up the 2017 graduating class.
TGMI graduation convened this year at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs and featured keynote speaker Jeremy Kingsley. Kingsley is a best-selling author, leadership expert, and one of the most sought after speakers in the country.
Kingsley’s masterful storytelling connected with the audience through the perfect blend of humor, content, inspiration, and relevant principles to help each individual, and was a perfect culmination to end TGMI. Kingsley and the 2017 TGMI class were met and represented by a record breaking attendance of their supervisors, peers and family.
TGMI Class President Kaycee Wolf, from the Department of Commerce and Insurance, addressed the graduates, challenging them to make great accomplishments while serving the citizens of Tennessee and to continue to be the “Best class ever.”
Pictured above are the Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership staff accompanied by TN Department of Human Resources Commissioner Rebecca Hunter and the 2017 Tennessee Government Management Institute (TGMI) Class of 2017.