We are Keynote Speakers

Sheryl Trent

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Sheryl has been providing economic and community development services for over 25 years. Her clients have included cities, countries, state agencies, economic development organizations, non-profits, and private clients in Colorado and across the western United States.

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Aden E. Hogan, Jr

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Chief Administrative Officer for a home-rule city (population 19,000) about 45 miles north of the Denver metro area. Reports to a Mayor and six-member City Council. Responsible for all daily city operations including; administration, finance, police, fire, public works, and utilities. Directly supervise a deputy city manager and four department heads. Duties included daily management of all city functions and operations, implementation of Council goals and directives, preparation and administration of the annual budget. Key tasks included: capital project management, delivery of water and wastewater services, tactical & strategic planning, community policing, customer service, fire & rescue response, risk management, intergovernmental projects and partnerships, and policy research and development. Provide support and guidance to the City Council.

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Dallas Everhart

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As a teacher and a consultant, Dallas combines his training in business, psychology, management and education to identify and address the real issues facing both public and private organizations. Having owned and managed businesses, he is able to view government from multiple perspectives. Dr. Everhart’s teaching style is interactive and includes exercises to ensure the clients’ return on their investment.

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Monica Mika

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Classes I teach

Fiscal Literacy for Nonfinancial Professionals

In this class, Monica introduces basic financial topics, such as budgeting, project funding and day to day operational challenges. Students leaves with an understanding of how to maneuver through fiscal managerial challenges facing a nonprofit or small agency.

Leadership

Believing we are all leaders and merely choose when to exercise our leadership, in this class Monica reviews leadership styles, practices and best management approaches to lead and move your agency. In this practical class, students are exposed to their leadership preference and learn new ways to better lead in their agencies.

Grant writing and agency funding

In this hands on learning experience Monica covers the basic principles to grant writing and reviews best management practices to produce a successful grant. Students leave the class with concrete examples of grant templates and the knowledge of how to find and write award winning grants

Board Development

It is more than filling out a 990, and attending meetings, in this class Monica works with boards to expand their professional and organization expertise. Monica reviews strategic and board engagement tools to prepare the board to lead the agency. In this class, works will work together and individually to develop personal and agency objectives and goals

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Rick Brandt

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Rick has served for the past ten years as the Chief of Police for Evans, Colorado and has a long career of professional police service. The past president of the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, he has been instrumental in creating new legislation, affecting cultural change in his leadership of organizations, and focusing on trust and ethics as tools for leadership.

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