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

    DEI Training

    Harassment Training

    Harassment Training

    APT Supervisor Training

    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.

    8:30am-1:30pm on Thursdays- 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11

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

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    Project Management - The Basics: Part 1 & 2

    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.  

    ONLINE-9/7, 9/14, 2:00pm-4:00pm

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    Succession Planning

    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 more, for yourself or for your team.

    During this training, we will cover:

    • The skill/will matrix
    • What is succession planning?
    • The Competency Dictionary
    • Behavioral Anchors
    • How to plan for a successor

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    Coaching Your Employees

    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.


    This training will cover:

    • how to use the Skill/Will matrix
    • including our core competencies
    • what to do during a 1-on-1
    • tips on coaching
    • tools and resource

    ONLINE- July 13th, 11:30am-12:00pm
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    Emotional Intelligence - What is your EQ?

    What is emotional intelligence? It 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.

    ONLINE- September 1st- 1:00pm-3:30pm

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    COWINS: What Supervisors Need to Know?

    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.

    ONLINE- August 3rd- 10:00am-12:00pm

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