College & Community Relations

Aims launches leadership program for business professionals

Submitted on: 12-23-2004

Good leaders realize that their success is measured by the performance of their staff. But often a great employee lacks the skills to become a great leader. These skills, however, can be taught, and that’s the driving principal behind Aims Community College’s new Excellence in Leadership Certificate program. “We talked with local businesses, and over and over they kept telling us that they had people who are in leadership positions, and have great skill in their area of expertise, but haven’t had the opportunity to develop leadership skills,” said Karen Sell, program coordinator with Aims Continuing Education. “This program is an outgrowth of those discussions, and another example of how Aims continues to develop curriculum that meets the educational needs and desires of the community.” This seven-seminar series is designed for new managers, future managers and current managers who may want to fine-tune their leadership skills. Students can take all seven courses to earn their Excellence in Leadership Certificate, or take a combination of courses that meets their needs. Each class in the series will run two consecutive Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and the first class starts Jan. 12. Rita Henning, founder of RealLearn Design, is the instructor. Henning has more than 20 years of experience in management and training. The certificate program includes the following courses: Taking Aim on Leadership Coaching and Performance Management Building a High-Performing Team Creating a Motivating Environment Managing Conflict Strategically Escaping the Time Bind Facilitating Productive Meetings Call Aims today at (970) 339-6213 or visit for more information on how to register for classes. Aims Community College is an EEO/AA Employer Aims Community College is one of the largest and most comprehensive two-year colleges in Colorado. Founded in 1967 in Greeley, Aims has since established additional campuses in Fort Lupton, Loveland and Fort Collins. Curriculum now includes 2,000 day, evening and weekend courses for 14,000 students annually. ###

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