Going from Good to Great

The strategic plan challenges the college to focus on workplace excellence to foster an organization that is as innovative and dynamic as the CC academic experience. How do we move from being a good place to work to a great place to work for staff and faculty?

“Can we do better? Yes. But foundationally, we do well,” said Lisa Brommer, associate director of human resources. “As a college, we are focusing on wellness, looking for opportunities to help our employees feel better, emotionally, physically, relationally. Our health programs, our benefits, are focused on helping us become a healthier community and enabling the college to use financial resources more wisely. We’re emphasizing professional development, enhancing our educational opportunities to help employees become better prepared to lead with things like the Colorado College Leadership Academy, and we’re planning take that to more individuals at the college. The merit-based pay system is a step forward. We’re creating opportunities for people to do what they love to do.

What is the potential for the future? I am hugely excited about the possibility of a professional development center, establishing leadership competencies, helping our employees become even better prepared. We can build a robust ambassador program, (we’re developing that as part of the onboarding process; it’s called ‘Thriving at CC,’) so that all new employees are linked up with an existing employee who can help them understand the culture, become part of the fabric of the community.”