New leaders graduate from LCCC program

Laramie County Community College is dedicated to personal development, not just for its students but employees as well. LCCC used the Certified Public Manager® (CPM) program as the foundation for its new internal leadership development program.

CPM® is a national professional designation dedicated to improving performance and advancing public sector managers. The program is grounded in seven key leadership competencies: personal and organizational integrity, managing work, leading people, developing self, systemic integration, public service focus and change leadership. The program provides skills to new leaders and opportunities for personal development.

This year, 10 LCCC employees graduated from the internal leadership development program. Each completed a project during their learning experience which impacted efficiencies and/or improvements for the college, its students and the southeast Wyoming community. Each project aligns with at least one of LCCC’s strategic goals, mission and vision.

Graduates and their projects are:

  • Mark Crase: Development and documented professional trainings and opportunities for advancement, and a calendar of maintenance activities
  • Amy Ehlman and Michelle Kallhoff: Increasing access to professional development opportunities for administrative professionals
  • Meghan Kelly: Identifying enhancements and efficiencies for the Library and Learning Commons
  • Nicole Sackrider: Improving parent awareness of Center for Secondary Student Services and college prep services
  • Danielle Saulsberry: Leadership training and development for student leaders
  • Jeff Shmidl: Program level articulation: developing a process, articulation agreements and completion of articulations. Roll out of processes to other programs.
  • Josh Thein: Innovative video recruitment of students
  • Jan Watts: Albany County Campus’s expansion of high school to college transitioning
  • Bill Zink: Improved customer service, Safety (through staff identification) and professional appearance of Physical Plant Staff

Graduation ceremonies for these employees took place at LCCC on Jan. 30.