Aspiring Leader Award Winner Drives Diversity & Workplace
annually since 2012, the Aspiring Leader honor recognizes
an emerging human resources professional whose fresh perspective,
inventive ideas and innovative strategies have positively
impacted an organization. The 2019 Aspiring Leader is Jennifer
Znaniecki (pictured at left).
After climbing the ranks within Mediacom,
in April 2018 Jennifer Znaniecki was named Senior Director
of Learning and Development. In this role overseeing training
activities in 22 states and the corporate headquarters,
Jennifer has led a drive on Mediacom's diversity and workplace
behavior efforts. She was instrumental in building the company's
RESPECT program that focuses on: Recognizing that every
opinion matters; Engaging people/groups that you normally
wouldn't to get a different perspective; Supporting one
another so we can do our best work; Participating in your
development in building relationships; being mindful that
the Environment we create feeds our productivity and morale;
Embracing Change so we can ensure the success and growth
of our business and culture and; Being Thoughtful of how
our personal and work-based influences impact us and those
around us. The RESPECT program was so well received that
employees from all functions within the company eagerly
awaited their turn to participate.
Jennifer also developed an in-house business
ethics course, a workplace violence and prevention program
and the revision of the company's harassment training. During
the implementation of the workplace violence training, the
topic of domestic violence frequently surfaced. In response,
Jennifer created a confidential training session on Intimate
Partner Violence and the Workplace which has helped employees
who may not have otherwise sought assistance. She has driven
her team of trainers to create and deliver top-notch homegrown
training opportunities and always looks to improve the effectiveness
and operational efficiencies within Mediacom.
"Jennifer is without a doubt a proven
leader in driving enterprise -wide learning initiatives
and strategic projects related to learning and development.
She is truly an Aspiring Leader," said Judy Mills,
Group Vice President of Human Resources for Mediacom.