Center for Creative Leadership Connection

In 1996, a small group of community leaders recognized the need for leadership self-assessment. The CSLI Founding Committee partnered with the internationally renowned Center for Creative Leadership to provide leaders in the community with a five-day intensive leadership-training course. The first class went through CCL training in 1997.

The CCL program has been customized to provide a quality learning experience in the specific context of challenges facing the Colorado Springs community. CSLI utilizes dynamic learning experiences and case studies, top facilitators, and peer networking to enhance leadership skills. It offers an unparalleled opportunity to challenge established ways of thinking and behaving to expand participants’ knowledge of themselves and the community. This makes them more valuable to both their organizations and to Colorado Springs.

The faculty trainers for the CSLI Leadership Development Program

Kate Beatty

Center for Creative Leadership

Kate is the Managing Director of the Colorado Springs campus of CCL. Kate has over 20 years’ experience in leadership development and organization change with expertise in the development of strategic leadership. Kate has an MS and PhD in Organizational Psychology from Saint Louis University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois.

Ted Grubb

Center for Creative Leadership

Ted is a Senior Enterprise Associate at CCL. He specializes in developing and delivering custom programs on leadership development and coaching. Ted received his MS and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Cathy Toscano

Center for Creative Leadership

Cathy is a Senior Program Coordinator at CCL specializing in the custom program arena for domestic and international clients. She also serves as Program Manager for the CCL Community Leadership Program. Cathy earned an Associate Degree in Secretarial Science with a minor in Sociology from the State University of New York at Canton, New York. Cathy is a certified Leisure and Corporate Travel Consultant and a Meeting and Event Planner.

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