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.
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.
What We Do
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 Psychology and Human Resource Management from Regis University.
Casey is driven by improving the experience of employees, both at a large and on an individual basis. He enjoys being able to positively impact work cultures and impact the professional development of others.
Casey holds a BS in Psychology and an MS in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Valdosta State University. His career path began at the university's Employee and Organizational Development office, where his primary role was as a trainer. The majority of Casey's experience has been as an Organizational Development Consultant and Business Partner, helping organizations of all sizes and industries improve their culture, reduce their turnover, and increase their employee engagement. Before joining the Center for Organizational Effectiveness Casey gained valuable experience as a training manager for a sales organization. He also has experience in coaching, change management, recruitment, employee surveys and data analysis.
Casey loves the outdoors and being in the mountains. He also enjoys gaming, cooking, binging TV shows, trying new restaurants, and hanging out with his cat.
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.
Seth is a jack-of-all trades marketing and communications specialist with 20 years experience in workforce education and public affairs. He holds a BA in Philosophy from Colorado College and MA in Public Communication from American University.
Joining the Center for Organizational Effectiveness in 2019, Seth's current responsibilities include promoting training and webinars, developing web pages, editing policy documents, creating presentations, and producing content for COE's quarterly newsletter. Seth describes himself as an "outgoing introvert." As a hobbyist photographer, he enjoys both urban and mountain hiking with his dogs, Kayla and Piper.