Leadership and Employee Development
Technical Competency, Respect and Dignity, Accountability, Integrity, Trustworthiness and Servant Leadership are Sunflower’s core values. We believe the consistent application of these values best enable us to fulfill our mission of providing reliable, long-term wholesale services to our members and the people they serve at the of the line. Employees’ technical competency and accountability contribute to Sunflower’s ability to meet the growing needs of its members. Displaying respect, dignity, integrity, and trustworthiness creates positive interactions, both internally and externally.
The Organizational Development and Corporate Training departments oversee and implement Sunflower’s Leadership Program, which communicates and reinforces Sunflower’s culture and core values to all employees. New Sunflower employees attend leadership training within their first year of employment, and Ongoing Leadership is conducted annually for all staff.
The Organizational Development and Corporate Training departments also provide ongoing development for individual employees, offer training for supervisors and managers, and provide individual and team coaching. To ensure that training and development are successful, staff have access to various tools and resources utilizing adult learning principles. The programs include hands-on experiences and allow for individual learning styles, in addition to offering a variety of educational opportunities.
Empowering employees to assume new responsibilities is essential as Sunflower responds to industry challenges and changes, and capitalizing on all employees’ strengths and talents results in a more efficient and effective organization.