Last Updated on September 9, 2015 by cassnetwork
Bunker Hill, IN – Miami Correctional Facility (MCF) honored several correctional leaders with quarterly “Leadership Challenge Awards” recently.
Those recognized were:
- Inspire a Shared Vision (Search for opportunities by seeking innovative ways to change, grow, and improve) — Officer Ryan Adkins of Wabash. He began his career at MCF in October 2005 as a correctional officer. “Adkins has a tremendous degree of professionalism. He goes out of his way to assist other departments. He does his job well and with consistency. He does not hesitate to share his near decade of Department of Correction experience with anyone who asks for assistance. ”
- Enabling Others to Act (Strengthen others by sharing power and discretion)—Sgt. J. Collingsworth of Peru. He began his career as a correctional officer at MCF in September 2005. He promoted to Sergeant in September 2007. “While assisting with running the shift, Collingsworth ensures staff are utilized in positions that allow them to grow and experience new challenges. He also helps ensure staff receive on-the-job training in different positions and coaches them on any missteps they may make. He is not afraid to step in and assist staff, both subordinates, peers and supervisors, and is willing to help instruct staff. He makes them feel appreciated and is the first to welcome new staff to the shift.”
- Challenge the Process (Experiment and take risks by constantly generating small wins and learning from mistakes) – Sergeant Ronald Kingery of Walton. He was hired in July 2008 at MCF as a correctional officer. He promoted to sergeant in June 2015. “As a weapon’s instructor, Kingery is extremely diligent in his duties to properly and safely train staff in the use of all lethal/non-lethal weapons. He takes the time to assure that staff is properly educated in the uses and policy involved. It is apparent that Kingery truly cares about the staff he works with and MCF.”
- Encourage the Heart (Recognize contributions by showing appreciation for individual excellence) – Sgt. W. Hardy of Logansport. Hardy began at MCF in January 2001 as a correctional officer. He was promoted to sergeant in December 2002. “He is always quick to recognize when staff and peers go above and beyond in the performance of their duties and to point out the successes of his staff ensuring they receive recognition for their performance. He collaborates with his staff and peers to make sure everyone has a chance to succeed and pushes and coaches when needed to help get his staff to perform their very best.”
- Model the Way (Set the example by aligning actions with shared values) — Officer Jesse Fivecoate of Kokomo. He began his career at MCF as a correctional officer in September 2004. “He consistently takes the initiative to directly involve himself in any task that is presented, setting a positive example for his peers. He voluntarily insures that his duties are completed in a timely manner, allowing other staff to complete theirs which increases productivity. He has demonstrated to his supervisors that he is a valuable resource during a crisis, having a unique ability to de-escalate potentially volatile situations.”
The Leadership Challenge Awards were started in an effort to address and recognize positive leadership practices at the facility and came out of a National Institute of Corrections 10-day Correctional Leadership Development training course. The awards are given quarterly to staff members who demonstrate exemplary leadership.