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Since 2005, El Paso Community College Leadership Academy participants have had the opportunity to engage in personal growth and professional leadership development activities including skills training that reflects the most current leadership thinking and research. The Academy has been a model for other institutions and we are proud to continue to offer this unique learning opportunity that results in reflective leadership, employee-student engagement, and lasting friendships among faculty and staff.

With President Serrata and VP Shaughnessy’s support and endorsement, and the in-depth discussions of College operations, programs, and initiatives that are provided by Cabinet members throughout the year, the Academy serves as a key succession planning vehicle for the College. Participants engage in creative endeavors; develop innovative projects in service to EPCC and the community; participate in networking events with EPCC, local, and state leaders; collaborate in teambuilding exercises; and develop an Individual Leadership Action Plan that includes personal and professional growth activities. Participant teams also develop initiatives to enhance student success and employee development. Meetings are scheduled at the EPCC Administrative Services Center throughout the year.

We invite you to take this opportunity to invest in your future, your College, and the students we serve. Applications to participate in the Leadership Academy are accepted each fall semester and the new cohort of participants begins in January of each year, with meetings scheduled on a monthly basis throughout the year. If you are interested in participating, I encourage you to discuss the benefits with your supervisor and watch for the invitation to apply.


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