GRIC Employee recognized at Community Council Meeting
Gila River Indian News
Ronald Nasewytewa, Records Specialist for Community Council Secretary’s Office (CCSO) was recognized during the regularly scheduled Community Council meeting on Nov. 15, for his completion in the GRIC’s Employee Development Program.
“This is quite a surprise,” said Nasewytewa, “I wasn’t expecting this and I was wondering why I was called in here this morning, I’m usually in my office.” Said Nasewytewa.
Offered by the Community’s Human Resources Department, the program offers learning and growth opportunities for its employees looking to better or advance themselves and their careers.
“The knowledge we gain changes us into something better,” said Phillip Morris, Human Resources Department Training Specialist, “It helps us build opinions and have points of view on things we never had thought of before.”
The program offers a variety of video and audio courses, focusing on management series, employment law, customer service, communication, supervisor series and the leadership learning lab.
“The Leadership Learning Lab was developed with a vision of those that came before us,” said Morris. Established in 2010, the lab offers a place for those that want to experience, learn, and develop their leadership skills.
“It has been a staple of well thought out material available to almost every GRIC employee that wants to take their mind just a little bit further in their supervisory and management roles.” Morris said.
Nasewytewa, successfully completed all 43 courses of the lab, which he began in 2019 and was rewarded for his achievements.
He said the lab was suggested as part of his evaluation, to seek professional development and so he thought why not take advantage of the lab offered by HR.
Council members congratulated Nasewytewa and offered words of support and further encouragement.
“It is such a huge accomplishment and we do encourage employees, because in addition to him coming to the learning lab, he still had other responsibilities in his position as well,” said HR Director TeriLynne Kisto, “So that shows his commitment and dedication and as we go forward, Human Resources looks to evolve in the training and development area so that way we can support professional growth of all of our employees, whether it’s line staff, management or directorship.”