Chief People Officer
Steve Sosland, Chief People Officer and VP of HR
My key initiatives are to create a sustainable values-based culture; elevate our HR functions on all campuses to fully support the university's mission; and design and implement development programs for faculty, staff, and administrators throughout TTUHSC. My goals for TTUHSC are to accomplish these initiatives and serve as a role model and champion for our values-based culture and organization.
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As of August 20, 2018
We began our journey to create a sustainable values-based culture on May 2-3, 2018. We invited 104 diverse HSC team members to a Values Summit where we developed a draft of the core values we commonly share and the behaviors that indicate when we are living them.
Next, we held over 90 listening tours on all our campuses and most of our managed care locations where more than 2600 HSC team members gave their input and helped us edit the document. Now, it is up to each of us to review the final statement of Our Values Based Culture and hold ourselves and others accountable to live these values each day.
We are excited to begin our campaign to introduce Our Values Based Culture to all our constituents – faculty, staff, students, patients and community members. Developing the list of values and behaviors is just our first step. We are forming five Values Integration Teams to help us integrate our values into our daily work and processes. Each of the following teams is focused on helping us accomplish the goals outlined in the TTUHSC 2020 Strategic Plan
- People Growth and Development Team
- Employer of Choice Team
- Recruitment and Retention Team
- Recognition and Awards Team
- Brand and Communications Team
Please contact Helen Davenport, our People & Culture Advocate at (806)743-2005 or email@example.com to join one of our integration teams.
Let’s work hard to recognize those who are living our values. Together, we will change our culture and make a positive impact on our students, patients, the TTUHSC community and each other.
(Click on the Values Summit logo above to watch the video)
As members of the TTUHSC Values-Based Culture, we are now accountable to live our Values. If you choose, you may print and complete the attached Values Pledge. When completed, please bring the document to your local HR team to pick up a compass rose lapel pin. By wearing the pin, we are reminding team members and others with whom we interact, that we would like them to hold us accountable.
TTUHSC HR is dedicated to upholding the university's mission and developing our leaders. To this end, Chief People Officer Steve Sosland has created five process improvement teams. These teams consist of 54 team members from across our schools, departments, campuses and Correctional Managed Health Care (CMHC) units.
Thoughts and Readings
Ann Rhoades and Gayle Watson of People Ink are facilitating our Values Summit. While serving as the Chief People Officer of Southwest Airlines, Ann led their effort to create a sustainable values-based culture there. I highly encourage everyone to read Ann's book Built on Values.