Leadership Programs

(Member-Only) 2017 CWCC Leadership Programs

Emerging Leaders Program

Who should attend: Individuals who have less than five years’ management/leadership experience, including those who are not currently a manager but on track to be in next 12 months. Junior to mid-level managers with team sizes smaller than 10. (This course could be suitable for junior managers with more than five years’ experience if they have very limited leadership training and need support in this area.)

Benefits: The program will equip the participants with critical skills that will enable them to improve their current leadership and management capabilities or step into a new leadership role and perform successfully. The course content builds upon both prior leadership courses and the personal expertise of individuals who have been in senior leadership positions within numerous large corporations. Participants will be exposed to both theories on leaderships as well as relevant and practical leadership tips and advice.

Content: Each four-hour session in the program has two main components: sharing of best practice by a subject matter expert and an all-inclusive discussion on how to apply the learning to each participant’s situation. To maximize the learning, the course will leverage the expertise of numerous individuals. Session topics are as follows: Foundations of Leadership, Leadership Principles, People Skills, Networking and Stakeholder Management, Women in Leadership & Increasing Personal Effectiveness, Leadership Presence and Brand


Dates: 3/10, 3/24, 4/7, 4/21, 5/5, 5/19

Time: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Location: CWCC Offices, 1350 17th Street, Ste. 100, Denver, CO 80202

Fees: $895 before Friday, February 10. $995 after February 10. Nonprofit discount available.

To apply: Email Nancy Walsh (nwalsh@cwcc.org) for application.

Facilitated by Hilary Pawsey, Managing Partner, Watermarq Consulting LLC

Hilary Pawsey is a Managing Partner at Watermarq Consulting LLC, a small global consulting company based in Colorado, specializing in executive business coaching, the people side of large scale change implementation, and diversity. Hilary joined Watermarq Consulting LLC early 2015 after spending 20+ years as a global leader in the telecommunications and financial sectors.

In her corporate career, Hilary held numerous executive leadership roles in both the UK and USA heading up many business lines and different functions within marketing, operations and technology. She focused the latter part of her corporate career leading large scale transformation initiatives, including acquisitions, managing teams of 500+ with the aim of turning around businesses by improving operational efficiency, profitability and employee engagement. She worked closely with HR departments, conducting Human Capital Due diligence, designing new organizational structures, identifying and developing key talent, conducting cultural assessments, and executing against large scale change programs.

As Managing Partner at Watermarq Consulting, Hilary leverages her 20+ years as a corporate executive by providing comprehensive one to one coaching for high-potential, future leaders moving into executive leadership roles within large global corporations. She also works with identified hi-potential talent at mid-level management, working with organizations to foster and build a pipeline of future leaders. She focuses on providing mid and upper management with the leadership skills that are essential for success, focusing on improving personal effectiveness, business impact and influence in the work place. In addition, Hilary has a passion for developing and implementing gender diversity programs designed to address equality and gender issues with the aim of increasing the representation of women in senior levels within large organizations.

In addition to her daily work, Hilary has a commitment to her community and has been helping and supporting the Women’s Bean Project – which focuses on changing women’s lives by providing a route to self-sufficiency – as it looks to significantly increase the impact the organization has in the Denver Community.

Hilary is a mother of 2 teenage children and when not working at Watermarq Consulting or Women’s Bean Project is likely to be found hiking or biking in the local area.

Hilary has a BSc in Economics and Marketing from Lancaster University, UK, and MBA (Finance) from Warwick University, UK.

Corporate Leadership Academy

Who should attend: Individuals with seven or more years’ management/leadership experience. Those currently in a senior-level leadership position with a team size of five or more people.

Benefits: This program will build on the participant’s foundation of leadership skills and experience by providing participants with strategies and tools to address real-life leadership challenges and expectations.  The program will give participants the opportunity to build their professional network and learn from peers in different organizations. The program positions each leader to increase her leadership presence, build and strengthen key relationships, as well as understand how to build and lead their teams.

Content: Session topics are as follows: Celebrate Your Leadership Style, Lead and Build and Effective Team, Business Acumen: Strategic Thinking and Decision Making, Understanding the Power of Influence Without Authority, Leadership Courage, Executive Presence.


Dates: 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/21, 4/28, 5/12

Time: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Location: Metropolitan State University of Denver, 890 Auraria Parkway, Denver 80204

Fees: $1395 before Wednesday, March 1. $1495 after March 1.

To apply: Email Nancy Walsh (nwalsh@cwcc.org) for application.

Sponsored by: 

Facilitated by Brenda Hampel, Partner, Connect the Dots Consulting

Brenda Hampel co-founded Connect the Dots Consulting with Erika Lamont in 2006, having already gained a national reputation as a leadership team session and discussion expert.

From day one, Brenda dedicated CTD to providing Real Leadership, meaning customcrafting Leadership Solutions to a client’s unique, specific, real-life leadership needs. That focus has only grown, for today Brenda and her team service a wide range of companies with a tailored, custom approach to leadership building and related services that help transform companies and the leaders at their helm. A small sampling of Brenda’s clients include:

Cardinal Health
Volkswagen Group of America
Lane Bryant
Audi of America
WD Partners
The Ohio State Medical Center
Washington University
The Ohio State University
TJX Companies
Nissan USA
Tween Brands

Brenda, a graduate of The Ohio State University with a BA in Communications, is a nationally recognized speaker, and co-authored several leadership books with Erika Lamont, all published by McGraw-Hill.* As co-founder of a successful women-owned business, Brenda is passionate about helping women develop their own leadership brand. And she’s equally passionate about improving the lives of disadvantaged youth in under-served communities. When not at work, Brenda loves family time, as well as hiking, kayaking and rooting for the Denver Broncos.

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*Books co-authored by Brenda Hampel:
Solving Employee Performance Problems: How to Spot Problems Early, Take Appropriate Action, and Bring Out the Best in Everyone
Perfect Phrases for New Employee Orientation and Onboarding: Hundreds of Ready-to-use Phrases to Train and Retain Your Top Talent

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