Julie Piccione, DVM, MS, DACVP, Clinical Pathology Section Head recently graduated from the 2017 Group Leadership Forum (GLF). Developed by the Texas A&M Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness, the GLF prepares participants for the complexities associated with leading groups and projects.
Participants must be nominated and fit a certain set of criteria to be eligible for the program. Dr. Piccione was nominated by Stacy Morris, Assistant Agency Director.
“Dr. Piccione’s professional expertise and passion, combined with her drive toward innovation have increased her professional profile,” Morris says. “She is exactly the type of leader we look to invest in at TVMDL and I know the GLF has added to her already strong set of management and leadership skills.”
Dr. Piccione has worked at the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) since 2015. As the clinical pathology section head, Dr. Piccione supervises more than a half-dozen staff and is responsible for interpreting tests and consulting with clients. During her time at TVMDL, Dr. Piccione has been responsible for the implementation of several new programs and initiatives, such as TVMDL’s digital cytology service.
“The group leadership forum (GLF) was an illuminating experience, where we learned how to build trust in a group, recognize different communication styles, and how to motivate employees and leaders. Building strong teams is critical to completing tasks efficiently and effectively,” Dr. Piccione says. “When we work as a strong team in the clinical pathology section we can process samples faster, communicate better with clients, and ultimately improve patient care by providing services to veterinarians. Several tools I learned at GLF have already been implemented into our weekly clinical pathology laboratory meetings and in our daily routine of serving clients.”
The GLF provides participants with the tools necessary to advance their leadership and communication skills. To learn more about the GLF, visit employees.tamu.edu.
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