Center for Organizational Effectiveness

The Center for Organizational Effectiveness exists to provide high value, high impact training and development opportunities to all state employees, supervisors, and leaders in order to increase individual and team effectiveness that will advance the careers of dedicated public servants and establish the State of Colorado as an equitable, diverse, and inclusive employer of choice.

Our Philosophy

COE provides opportunities to all state employees to become more effective in their roles and develop skillsets to support their professional growth. COE also supports teambuilding and communication improvement at the department level.

Our team is proud to support the State of Colorado as an employer of choice by providing opportunities for all employees to grow, develop, and work together more effectively.

Our Services

The Team

Audrey has a wealth of training experience from both the public and private sectors. In her most recent role, she served as the Training Administrator at the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. She has also developed and implemented training at Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. and Sports Authority, where she was responsible for managing large teams and served simultaneously in HR leadership roles. Audrey's colleagues know her to be solutions oriented, data driven, and collaborative. She is also currently an active member in the Colorado Equity Alliance and the Statewide Learning Leaders group.

Audrey holds a BASc in Psychology from the University of Phoenix as well as dual master's degrees in Organizational Leadership and Human Resource Management from Regis University.

Working for the State of Colorado brings Kirstie a certain level of gratification — it feels great to know her work contributes to the success of the state you live in. She has a lot of pride in being Coloradan and enjoys working somewhere she can channel her roots. She says, "Being able to support the efforts of everyone in the state is great motivation and makes it easy to care about the work."

Kirstie is currently working towards an accounting degree at Metro State University of Denver. The various accounting positions she has worked in inspired her to get a degree and become a CPA. She looks forward to building her career once she finishes school.

The mountains are where Kirstie likes to spend the majority of her time (when she's not studying or working). From a small town in the Aspen Valley, Kirstie likes to visit there frequently. In the summer she camps, hikes with her dog or looks for the next Red Rocks concert. Her winter hobbies include baking and embroidery projects.

Eric brings a passion for creating, implementing, and delivering training that is impactful and meaningful to the development of a successful workforce.  His drive is to grow and expand the careers of those he trains.

Stemming from a unique background in Public Safety, Eric began his career training as an Adjunct Instructor for the Community College of Aurora and Field Training Officer in the Aurora 911 system. In recent years, Eric transitioned to the private sector where he helped to reform, create, and manage the Store Management Training Program for Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage.

As a Colorado native, Eric is excited to serve the people of Colorado and the great people that help govern it.

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