(Denver, CO) Community College of Denver (CCD) was the only community college selected to present at the National Student Leadership Conference/Institute hosted by the Campus Information and Visitor Services Association (CIVSA), Jan. 10-11 at Furman University in Greenville, SC. Student leaders and professional staff from across the country attended.
Presenting from CCD were Dustin Grote, assistant director of Student Leadership and Orientation, and two CCD Student Ambassadors, Xuan Tran and Bentley Chhim. Chhim serves as the president of Student Ambassador Leadership, a student organization focusing on the development of leadership skills in its members.
With a presentation entitled, “Inspire, Teach, Empower: Create a culture of excellence in student leaders,” the CCD team of Grote, Tran and Chhim discussed the philosophy and success of the CCD Student Ambassador program. The Inspire, Teach, Empower pyramid model for leadership guides all of the processes of selection, training, and excellence.
At CCD, Student Ambassadors are actively involved in student recruitment and retention including leading campus tours, participating in programming available on campus and playing instrumental roles in CCD new student orientation.
The CCD presentation was very favorably received with the expectation that several colleges and universities will begin to integrate the Inspire, Teach, Empower model into their student leadership programs.
Community College of Denver (CCD) is a leading point of entry to higher education for the City and County of Denver. CCD provides a cost effective college education, along with access and opportunity for non-traditional students, workforce development and training resources for local organizations, and community partnerships. For more information, visit www.CCD.edu Information on occupations, rates for completion and placement, program costs and median loan debt can be found at www.ccd.edu/gainfulemployment