Professional Development

Welcome to your Colorado Community College System resource for professional development. Please check here for upcoming trainings and additional development opportunities.

Mission Statement: The Learning and Development program fosters individual and organizational effectiveness by providing a variety of trainings that enhance employee development, build partnerships across the system, and create opportunities for career enrichment.

This program is dedicated to supporting the campus community in being a strategic partner so that students are supported in achieving their educational, professional and personal goals in an atmosphere that embraces academic excellence, diversity and innovation.

    Mandatory Trainings

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training (ONLINE)

    The Colorado Community College System believes an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace is one where all faculty, staff, students, and partners feel valued, respected, and thrive. We recognize that we are most successful in serving our students when our system reflects in thought, action, and representation of our communities’ diversity.
    This professional development opportunity is one of the many ways we honor our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) commitment. The following two-hour training, made of four thirty-minute modules, will support our effort to ensure a common language around DEI and provide an introductory understanding of DEI at CCCS.

    DEI Training

    Harassment Training (ONLINE)


    This training is being provided to educate employees about Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX). You will find this training on your portal. The average time to complete this training is 30 minutes.





    Security Awareness Training (ONLINE)

    This training is provided through KnowBe4 to educate employees on making smarter security decisions. You will receive an email with your login information from Colorado Community College System at with additional details for accessing this training. The average time to complete this training is 30 minutes. Please contact Jen Parker at for questions.


    APT Supervisor Training (ONLINE)

    ONLINE Supervisor Training

    Join us for our next Supervisor Training online! This is for all current and newly hired supervisors in the College System. This training will include five classes, one session per week for five weeks. If you would like to attend, please fill out the form below. To be eligible, you must commit to attending all five classes.

    Class One: Supervising- October 14th: 8:30am-1:30pm
    This class will be an introduction to supervising. We will cover how to manage self and others, project management, team building, and working with different types of workers.


    Class Two: Budgeting- October 21st: 8:30am-1:30pm
    ​​​​​​​This class will cover budgets- managing, allocation, and procurement. There will also be sections on reimbursements, how to use grant money, and important laws.

    Class Three: Communicating- October 28th: 8:30am-1:30pm
    ​​​​​​​This class will cover communicating effectively, giving feedback, and managing difficult employees. There will also be a section on completing performance evaluations as well as time spent learning more about Microsoft 365.

    Class Four: Hiring- November 4th: 8:30am-1:30pm
    ​​​​​​​This class will cover different employee types, the hiring process, and onboarding new employees.

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Class Five: Leading- November 11th: 8:30am-1:30pm
    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This class will focus on emotional intelligence, leadership styles, writing a value statement and succession planning.

    **You will need to fully commit to attending all five trainings. **

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    Succession Planning for Supervisors (ONLINE)

    Succession planning is a strategy for identifying and developing future leaders — not just at the top but for major roles at all levels. Join the next training session to learn how to plan for succession from a Supervisory perspective. During this training, we will cover the skill/will matrix, what succession planning is, the competency dictionary, and how to plan for a successor. This training is for supervisors only.

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    Figuring Out Your Career Path: Learning about Succession (ONLINE)

    Are you trying to figure out how to move up in your position? Need to know what skills it takes to get there? Join us to learn how to figure out your career path with succession planning. This training is for everyone.

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    Coaching Your Employees (ONLINE)

    Coaching your employees is an important tool that is often underutilized. It helps you as a manager to develop your employees to reach their full potential while in turn, giving the employee opportunities to grow in skill and mindset. This training will cover how to use the Skill/Will matrix, discuss how to incorporate our core competencies, when to coach and how to do it. This training is open to everyone. You do not have to be a supervisor to attend.

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    Emotional Intelligence - What is your emotional quotient (EQ)? (ONLINE)

    What is emotional intelligence? Emotional Intelligence, also known as EQ, is the ability to understand, use and manage your emotions while also acknowledging the emotional state of others. During this training, we will look at the four parts of EQ including self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, social skills. You will complete a personal assessment and learn how to develop better emotional intelligence.

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    Labor Relations Training for Supervisors: What Supervisors of Classified Employees Need to Know (ONLINE)

    This training is for supervisors of classified employees. During the class we will take an in-depth look at the Partnership Agreement, hitting on the main topics. These topics will include: dues, neutrality for supervisors, employment provisions, compensation and benefits and the partnership dispute resolution process. This will be a discussion and scenario-led training.

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    Project Management in Action - Part 1 & 2 (ONLINE)

    Do you struggle with managing projects? Join us in this two-part online training to learn the basics of project management. We will cover how to define a project, learn important vocabulary, complete a needs assessment, form a project team and learn how to manage that team.

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    Managing Stress and Self-care (ONLINE)

    We’ll address the impact of stress, the importance of setting boundaries, how improve your self-care and how to lead from example. If you’re feeling stress at work or struggling to create healthy boundaries, this session is for you! Learn how to create boundaries, fill your cup, and release some stress.

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    Strategic Communication & Feedback: Keys for Performance Excellence (ONLINE)

    Providing and receiving feedback strategically ensures successful team cohesion and performance. This is a critical part of leadership to ensure overall retention and success of team members. Learn the key components for setting up a successful relationship that normalizes feedback in the workplace, the feedback process, and steps for ensuring action takes place after feedback is provided in this session!

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    In 2015 with the implementation of the 2015-2025 CCCS Strategic Plan, CCCS undertook a project to implement a succession planning process for the System and college leadership. The first step in the succession planning process was the creation of a CCCS Competency Dictionary.

    A committee of Human Resources Directors collaborated with CCCS functional leadership teams across the system to establish a common set of core qualifications and associated competencies. This work was then reviewed by the CCCS President Council.

    Below you will find several important documents.

    CCCS Competency Dictionary: The CCCS Competency Dictionary includes six core qualifications that incorporate a total of 28 competencies. The following document defines the core qualifications and the competencies linked to each core qualification. This framework supports selection, performance evaluation and professional development across CCCS.

    CCCS Career Path and Behavior Anchoring Documents: Five areas of functional leaders were identified for inclusion during the succession planning process: Chief Business Officers, Vice Presidents of Academic Affairs, Vice Presidents of Student Affairs, Human Resources Directors, and Information Technology Directors.

    Functional leaders were asked to rate each of the 28 competencies within the CCCS Competency Dictionary on their relevance at time of hire into the leadership position. These responses were used to identify the critical and secondary competencies necessary for success for each of the CCCS functional leadership positions. The competencies established through the functional groups were validated by the CCCS President Council.

    Below you will find a Career Path and Behavior Anchoring document for each functional area of CCCS.


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