Leading from the Middle

The Association CTC

Second Annual Retreat
April 12-15 2015
Alderbrook Resort, Union, WA

Who Should Attend?
This intensive three-day retreat is intended for community and technical college employees who are seeking to improve their leadership skills.  Participants may be new to a leadership position (minimal or no prior leadership training), new to the Washington CTC system, or transitioning from a faculty to an administrative position.

Why Should You Attend?
You should strongly consider attending if you are interested in:

1. Networking with other system wide colleagues
2. Engaging in learning or refreshing your leadership and management skills
3. Adding to or increasing your administrative leadership skill set and knowledge
4. Engaging in meaningful ways with other attendees and facilitators from around the state

The serene setting and highly interactive sessions will provide participants the time and space necessary for deep learning and true integration of leadership principles in their current and future roles and responsibilities as leaders in higher education.

Key Content, Topics, and Principles
Sessions will cover the following topics in the context of three frameworks: the State Board and the legislative process, human resources, and inclusion.

  • Leadership Styles
  • Authentic Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Participatory Governance
  • Evaluation Procedures
  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Shared Governance at the System Level

Conference Facilitators

  • Ivan Gorne, Vice President, Student Services, Bates Technical College
  • Lesley Hogan, Executive Director, Human Resources, Renton Technical College
  • Darby Kaikkonen, Policy Research Associate, Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
  • Ata Karim, Vice President, Student Affairs, Bellevue College
  • Ron Leatherbarrow, Vice President for Instruction, Whatcom Community College
  • Luca Lewis, Dean for Student Success and Retention, Student Services Edmonds Community College
  • Katherine Mahoney, Program Administrator, Workforce Education, Washington State Board for Community and Technical College
  • Cynthia Requa, Director, Institutional Research, Green River Community College
  • Jennifer Whetham, Program Administrator, Faculty Development, Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

Cost and Application Information
$1200 per person—includes lodging, meals and all materials. Due to the nature of the retreat, participants are required to stay at the resort.

Application forms must be submitted electronically by March 23, 2015
Space is limited; applications will be reviewed by date received.

Access the application:

Kati Hays, Executive Director, The Association CTC

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Sharon Parks

Leaders are not born, they become.

— Sharon Daloz Parks

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