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Highland Administrator Chosen for Leadership Institute

published July 14, 2015Highland Administrator Chosen for Leadership Institute

Highland Administrator Chosen for Leadership Institute

The Director of eLearning at Highland Community College was accepted as part of the inaugural class of the Kansas Community College Leadership Institute (KCCLI) that is being sponsored by the Kansas Association of Community College Trustees (KACCT). Denise Peters, who leads the College’s online learning program called eLearning, will join 22 other participants selected from the 19 Kansas community colleges.

In its first year and designed over the course of the past two years, KCCLI will be a nine-month leadership development program sponsored designed for individuals in the Kansas community college system who aspire to expand their professional development or move into new leadership roles.  As Director of eLearning, Peters has been the driving force in helping create and deliver Highland’s electronic course and program offerings.  Based in Holton, she has directed the increasing percentage of Highland enrollments that are delivered online.

Participants in the Leadership Institute will meet one weekend a month in the coming academic year on the community college campuses in Kansas, including one on the Highland campus in February.  The participants will hear about and discuss a variety of topics affecting Kansas community colleges and higher education.  They will also develop their own leadership styles as they learn about the characteristics of effective leaders and personal leadership styles, assessing personal strengths, working effectively with internal and external stakeholders, managing change and conflict, cultural diversity in the workplace, media relations, power and politics, effective communication; strategic planning, collaboration, and fundraising.

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