Congratulations 2019 Bridge Fellowship graduates 

More than 100 leaders, colleagues, family, and friends celebrated the 27 employees who graduated from the 20-week Bridge Fellowship, King County’s intensive professional development program, at a ceremony in downtown Seattle. King County Executive Dow Constantine gave the keynote address at the June 24 ceremony, speaking about the importance of providing genuine opportunities for employee development and advancement, and how the Executive Branch True North – Making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive – is connected to this focus. “With the Bridge Fellowship, we are developing employees, helping them thrive… Read More

Graduate shares her experience with Bridge Fellowship  

Ladna Farah graduated from King County’s Bridge Fellowship program on June 24, and gave a heartfelt speech about her experience in the program, her aspirations, and what she learned from it.  Good Afternoon! My name is Ladna Farah. Thank you all for being here today. I would like to share my thoughts and discoveries about the topics: Fear and Leadership, to share how the King County Bridge Program has contributed to my personal development and to thank the King County Bridge Fellowship Program for awakening my leadership potential and aspirations. There is a… Read More

Bridge Fellowship empowers employees to achieve career goals and public service

The King County Bridge Fellowship program continues to be a successful opportunity for employees to grow in their career development. The Fellowship is part of Investing In YOU, reinforcing a commitment to provide leadership and development opportunities to all employees. The program is a valuable opportunity that encourages each employee to explore new possibilities, for themselves and for King County. During the Fellowship, participants engage in classroom learning, group projects, presentations and career development activities, as well as interviews and site visits to explore the County’s agencies and their priorities. It is an experience… Read More

Training Spotlight: Skype 101, You’re the Boss: Now What? and King County Bridge Fellowship/Mentoring Learning Event

Skype 101, Jan. 16 and 18: To support a more agile work force, King County has purchased a Microsoft package that includes the Skype software. This software has many uses and allows employees to avoid relying upon email for electronic communications. Skype was not only designed as a quick communication tool but also provides capabilities of remote meetings, video presentations as well as a great training tool. Register and learn more here for the 16 and here for the 18. You’re the Boss: Now What? Feb. 28: Has your job position changed and now you are in charge?… Read More

Bridge Fellowship kicks off fourth year program with expanded group, more development opportunities 

Twenty seven employees from across King County have been selected to participate in the 2018 Bridge Fellowship Program as part of the County’s Investing In You commitment to provide leadership and development opportunities to employees. The Fellowship, open to all full-time and TLT employees, was reestablished in 2013-2014 by King County Executive Dow Constantine. The program was expanded in 2017. Bridge participants underwent a rigorous application and interview process before joining this year’s cohort. Over the course of the program, participants engage in classroom learning, group projects, presentations and career development activities, as well as interviews… Read More

Applications for 2018 Bridge Fellowship Program due Friday

If you are looking for an opportunity to expand your skills, grow as a leader, and gain a deeper understanding of King County government, why not apply to be part of the 2018 King County Bridge Fellowship Program. The fellowship is an 18-week professional development program that expands participants’ mindsets, strengthens current competencies, and helps participants develop new skills. Applications for the 2018 Bridge Fellowship Program are due this Friday, June 8, 2018. Debra Baker, a Bridge Fellow herself, now manages the program and says, “The Bridge Fellowship Program is an energizing… Read More

Bridge Fellowship Program application window closes Friday, June 8

We announced Applications now open for 2018 Bridge Fellowship Program in last week’s newsletter, and wanted to remind everyone this week that the last day to submit applications is Friday, June 8. Visit http://www.KingCounty.gov/Bridge for more information and application guidance.

Applications now open for 2018 Bridge Fellowship Program

Are you looking for an opportunity to expand your skills, grow as a leader, and gain a deeper understanding of King County government? Then why not apply to be part of the 2018 King County Bridge Fellowship Program, an 18-week professional development program that expands participants’ mindsets, strengthens current competencies, and helps participants develop new skills? Applications are now open for the 2018 Bridge Fellowship Program: Career and Professional Development for Emerging Leaders. The last day for applications is Friday, June 8, 2018. The Bridge Fellowship, open to all full-time and TLT… Read More

Congratulations Bridge Fellowship graduates

On November 2, King County Executive Dow Constantine and Chief People Officer Whitney Abrams joined more than 100 employees and leaders to celebrate the 22 graduates of the 2017 Bridge Fellowship Program. Watch this short video that celebrates this year’s graduates. Find out more about the Bridge Fellowship here.

Twenty-two employees celebrated at Bridge Fellowship ceremony 

The 22 graduates from the 2017-2018 Bridge Fellowship Program were recognized at a ceremony attended by more than 100 colleagues, family, friends, and senior leaders last week at the King Street Center in Seattle. The Bridge Fellowship is an intensive leadership development program designed to enhance participants’ leadership skills and knowledge of County systems and operations, and advance their professional development and King County careers. “The Bridge Fellowship Program is a big part of my Investing in You strategy for King County,” King County Executive Dow Constantine said at the event. “It’s about offering… Read More