Leadership Development

Leadership Development

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Strong leadership is an integral part of our success as a college. As we are faced with a growing number of challenges within higher education, the demands of leadership are greater than ever before.

We are committed to increasing your leadership capacity and capability in order to meet these future requirements, whether you are new to a leadership role, or you are a more seasoned leader.

Our aim is to support a “one-college” culture of leadership at San Jacinto College where you are continually learning, growing and performing at the highest levels.

In an effort to advance the mission of San Jacinto College, we have a comprehensive, competency-based leadership development program which includes:

  • Opportunities for leaders at every level to grow through various learning platforms
  • Strategies to enhance individual leadership strengths
  • Strategies to identify and manage leadership skills gaps
  • Foundational management processes and procedures
  • Solutions for maximizing leadership and team performance


Contact Us

Rhonda Tompkins, Manager, Leadership Development


281 998-6373


Gabriel Rodriguez, Director, Talent Development


281 998-6308


Leadership Development Services

Leadership Development Courses

We offer a number of engaging courses designed to enhance leadership knowledge, skills and abilities. A required, interactive leadership development series is offered twice a year, spanning relevant areas such as:

Leadership Development Module 1: Leadership Foundations 

Leadership Foundations is a one-day required session that sets the stage for leadership at San Jacinto College. You’ll gain insight about our structure, strategy and key initiatives, leadership competencies, your leadership development path, and leadership resources. You’ll learn about HR processes, including performance management. In addition, you’ll interact with a panel of our district operations leaders. 

Leadership Development Module 2: Leading Self

This module is designed to facilitate your journey to growth and self-discovery. We’ll explore CliftonStrengths so that you fully understand your Strengths, this assessment tool and its use at San Jac; we’ll examine leadership authenticity as a foundation for trust; and, sharpen our leadership accountability skill.

Leadership Development Module 3: Leading Others

This two-day module focuses on developing the skills you need to lead others. On Day One, we’ll explore what your direct reports need from you, take a look at leadership styles and critical leadership activities, and provide you with resources and tools to build your coaching skills. Day Two of this module follows several weeks later, giving you time to practice your coaching skills and bring back input for discussion.

Leadership Development Module 4: Leading Change

This module will help you develop the skills necessary to create a culture of continuous improvement and accountability at San Jacinto College. With a focus on understanding the role of a change leader, we’ll take a look at change visioning, change planning and implementation. We’ll also look at why change struggles, how culture interacts with change initiatives, and how your change leadership style can be altered to help your team move forward.

Additional SJC Leadership Courses

Beyond our leadership development modules, there are other instructor-led courses provided including: Transition to Leadership, Leader and Coach: Performance Management Series, Project Management, Process Improvement, Effective Teams, and more. Each session includes group discussion, and a tool kit to implement what you learned. For more information on upcoming courses, contact Rhonda at rhonda.tompkins@sjcd.edu.

Sessions are held at the District Offices in the Board Room unless otherwise noted. Registration in Cornerstone is required.


Leadership Development Resources


The OTD team is experienced in using a variety of assessments that give individuals and teams insights into their culture, work environment, relationships, communication styles, conflict styles, and thinking preferences. We’ll discuss your needs and objectives and help you pick the right assessment to achieve your goals.


We are available to provide you with in-depth coaching on a variety of leadership issues. These one-on-one coaching sessions are designed to draw out the best in you and to improve performance through clarifying goals and developing a greater sense of self.

Hiring Leaders Onboarding Guide

An onboarding guide is available for hiring leaders as they prepare for new team members. 

Leadership Book Clubs and Discussion Groups

Interested in joining your leadership colleagues for discussions relevant to your role and the direction of the College? For information, please contact Rhonda at rhonda.tompkins@sjcd.edu.

Learning On Demand

We use the latest technologies and internet resources to provide a supplemental and comprehensive course catalog for leaders that includes various learning experiences outside of traditional settings. As a leader, you have access to a vast library of online resources through Cornerstone Learning. If you’d like assistance, please contact us.

Professional Development Plans

We offer learning and development opportunities to help build your leadership bench strength and increase engagement. Professional development plans are designed to help you identify specific opportunities that are both motivating and encouraging to your individual growth. Would you like more information? Please contact us.

Upward Feedback

San Jacinto College encourages you to proactively check with your direct reports to provide feedback to you for your development. Do you need information about receiving upward feedback? We’d be happy to assist you.

We can also facilitate an interactive session with your team designed to gather feedback about your leadership impact and perceptions about your style. The process is intended to generate self-awareness and improve team relationships. You or your supervisor can request this service.


Contact Us

Rhonda Tompkins, Leadership Development Manager


281 998-6373


Gabriel Rodriguez, Director, Talent Development


281 998-6308