Leadership Development

August 2017
The author contacted community college chief financial officers (CFOs) in an effort to tap into the experience of others and expand his own capabilities in budget management. One outcome of the subsequent conversations was exactly what the author sought: solid advice about budget management. A second outcome—and arguably more important—was a consistent theme of care for the welfare of students and employees and for the mission and vision of the college. Resources are readily available regarding the nuts and bolts of being a steward of financial resources; in fact, is it not true that a...
May 2016
Arapahoe Community College (ACC), in conjunction with WorldDenver, hosted an 18-person panel of ambassadors from the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. This endeavor was sponsored by the ACC Foundation. The ambassadors were on campus to examine the community college business model, and, in particular, ACC’s role in facilitating business and industry partnerships through the College's Business Department (initiative to provide website/social media assistance to Denver-based Mi Casa clients) and Automotive Service Technology Program (on-...
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2016
In its most recent reports, Reclaiming the American Dream: Community Colleges and the Nation’s Future (2012) and Empowering Community Colleges To Build the Nation’s Future: An Implementation Guide (2014), the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) has laid out an ambitious agenda for improvement that requires strong college leadership and institutional transformation. The reports are a critical analysis of the colleges and a call on college leaders to be more accountable for student success outcomes. Leadership makes a difference. According to Byron McClenney, Leadership Coach for...