Leading CC Announcement

Initial Leading CC session launched!

The initial cohort of Leading CC has launched.  Participants engaged in leadership development activities intended to help them enhance their impact on CC.  

This pilot program is an opportunity for faculty and staff at all levels (including people who don’t manage anyone directly) to work together to discover our leadership styles and how we can help each other ignite our passion, unleash our potential, and fulfill a shared purpose in support of Colorado College’s mission.

Participants reflect all parts of the organization:

  • Mark Cannon - Lead Patron Experience Guide 
  • Keragan Ettleman - Associate Director, President's Events 
  • Peony Fhagen - Associate Vice President, Institutional Equity & Belonging 
  • Kris Higginbotham - Events Coordinator 
  • Patrick Lynch - Information Solutions Architect 
  • Jane McDougall - Associate Professor, Mathematics & Computer Science 
  • Ashley Nicholas - Applications & Communications Manager 
  • Andy Obringer - Assistant Director, Adam F. Press Fitness Center 
  • Erica Shafer - Associate Director, Financial Aid Systems & Compliance 
  • Naomi Trujillo - Senior Project Manager 
  • Jamal Westry - Maintenance & Facilities Manager for Residential Housing 
  • Grayson Wilson - Desk Coordinator

Program structure

This program will be a series of three-hour sessions on Thursday afternoons of block breaks over the course of the 2023-2024 academic year. The current proposal is that we will learn about the following topics:



September 21


Leading Self

October 19


Listening, Communication and Coaching

November 16


Managing Conflict

January 18


Collaboration and Leading without Authority

February 15


Decision making

March 14


Designing work

April 18


Innovation, strategy and assessment

June two day Summer Intensive

Time TBD

Capstone and integration

This program will be a small cohort, to allow for trust building and mutual support.  It will include individual coaching and personalized support.

You may reach out to Ginger Jurecka Blake with any questions.


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