Ind. correctional facility honors staff with 'Leadership Challenge Awards'

The Leadership Challenge Awards were started in an effort to address and recognize positive leadership practices at the facility


Pharos-Tribune

BUNKER HILL — Miami Correctional Facility recently honored several correctional leaders with quarterly “Leadership Challenge Awards.”

Those recognized included:

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

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.

Thirteen correctional officers were promoted to Sergeant. Among them were:

• Mea Porter of Peru, was hired at MCF in February 2007 as an officer.

• Renee Wideman of Logansport, was hired at MCF in August 2007 as an officer.

• Nicholas Terry-Fieleke of Logansport, was hired at MCF in September 2011 as an officer.

• Arthur Simmons of Peru, was hired in September 2014 as an officer.

Two correctional officers were also promoted to Caseworkers, including Nathanael Angle of Peru. He was hired at MCF as a Correctional Officer in July 2008.

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