Services to Enhance Potential (STEP), Dearborn, Michigan, announces its President and CEO, Brent C. Mikulski as Recipient of the Incompass Michigan Apex Award for Transformational Leadership at the virtual re:con conference on November 9, 2021.
Incompass Michigan, Lansing, Michigan, is a statewide network of human service providers committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, optimal independence, and engagement in the community, with enhanced quality and fullness of life.
The Incompass apex awards recognize outstanding achievement in the following categories: Outstanding Employer, Outstanding Community Partner, Transformational Leadership, and Lifetime Achievement. Brent C. Mikulski, President & CEO, Services to Enhance Potential (STEP) took the award for apex – Transformational Leadership. This award recognizes an individual or organization that has demonstrated the ability to develop and implement creative and effective leadership strategies; nurture valuable collaboration and partnership; and work across boundaries to achieve transformational outcomes with the people we serve. This could be attained through advocacy, innovative programs, partnership models, published research – solutions that have changed the game in a positive way.
“I am so honored to be recognized as this year’s Apex Award for Transformational Leadership recipient. This award represents the hard work and dedication of everyone at STEP and their continued support to be the best in the industry. It is only with their support is true transformation possible. Thank you again for this honor,” stated Brent C. Mikulski, President & CEO, STEP.
Brent’s nomination was submitted by Carla Dean, Employment & Training Services Director, STEP. However, the feelings are mimicked organization wide. “Brent Milkulski’s passion is contagious and he truly embodies Transformational Leadership and is a well-deserved recipient of the Apex Transformational Leadership Award. Through the strength of Brent’s leadership and vision, he been able to inspire the workforce at STEP to change expectations and motivation to work towards common goals and meaningful outcomes for the folks supported by STEP”, stated Dean.
This nomination is supported by the Incompass Board of Directors:
“Brent is a valued colleague, mentor, and strong collaborator and currently serves as the Board Chair of Incompass. Brent has embraced several transformational changes that are occurring within our industry,” stated Tim Hatfield, CEO, New Horizons. Brent helps membership to understand legislative issues, advocacy, organizes information In a concise manner”, added Hatfield.
“Brent has been a strong leader throughout his career at STEP, inspiring new programs and continuing to grow their organization to one that is widely recognized as a leader in our state. Brent is not only is a leader in his own right but has also invested in his staff to encourage and support them in developing their leadership skills through the Leadership Academy”, stated Chris Zeigler, CEO, MRC Industries.
About Services To Enhance Potential (STEP):
Headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, Services To Enhance Potential (STEP), a non-profit organization, brings employment and employment training to 1,400 adults with developmental disabilities and other mental health needs throughout Wayne County, MI. Founded in 1972, STEP strives to provide the most strategic and effective specialized programs and services in its industry. These include, DREAM, Progressive Art Studio Collective (PASC), What’s Cooking in Westland, Cookin’ in the D, and three STEP Thrift Store & Donation Centers, Volunteer Sites, among many other programs. There are no out-of-pocket program costs for those covered by Medicaid, and scholarships are available to cover those not. Visit www@STEPCentral.org for more information.
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