Denver Leadership Experience

 logo-dlxThe Denver Leadership Experience (DLX) is a 5-day, transformational workshop designed to challenge you to think and perform differently in order to reach your leadership potential. Developed by faculty from the highly-ranked Daniels College of Business, the program delivers timely, relevant and innovative leadership development essentials for our ever-changing, increasingly complex business world.


Learning Outcomes

exeed-dlx-learning-outcomesDeveloped from our experience with thousands of executives, this 5-day workshop focuses on developing leaders through the lens of the Daniels Leadership Model. Using this model, the program is designed for leaders looking to:

  • Develop self-awareness and articulate one’s values and vision
  • Use collaboration and teamwork to develop a high performing organization
  • Discover the leader’s role in attracting and retaining top talent
  • Learn behaviors to manage your energy for better focus and engagement
  • Create a culture that fosters innovation and change to solve business challenges
  • Build a plan to achieve organizational goals through your personal leadership


 Day 1 Day 2Day 3 Day 4
Day 5

Leading through Change, Complexity & Challenge

Defining Purpose, Principals & Presence
-Executive Presence

Creating Partnerships & Practices

Interpersonal Leadership
-Leading Teams
-Experiential Activity

Expanding perspectives and building presence

-Attracting & Retaining Talent
-Managing Focus & Energy
-Building Resilience

Thriving in a VUCA World

-Transforming Culture
-Strategic Thinking
-Leading Change
-Design Thinking

Building Practices for Success

-Execution Disciplines
-Personal Branding
-Developing a Plan

Program Graduation

Key Faculty

Scott McLaganJ. Scott McLagan

Scott is a Clinical Professor of Management at the University of Denver, Daniels College of Business. He teaches and consults in the areas of leadership, strategic planning/execution and global business. Prior to joining Daniels, Scott spent over 27 years in industry with senior executive roles with Emerson Electric and Monsanto.



cuthbert-kevinKevin Cuthbert

Kevin is the Assistant Dean for Executive Education at the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business. Cuthbert is a seasoned leader with over 30 years of experience in the human capital space. Most recently Cuthbert was the Chief Consulting Officer at Interaction Associates (IA). At IA he was responsible for the quality, growth and development of Interaction Associates’ 50 person Consulting Practice and Talent Network. He is a co-author of “Lemonade, the Leader’s Guide to Resilience at Work.” Cuthbert holds an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, where he also served on the faculty. 

2017 Program Dates

June 5–9, 2017 | APPLY


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Program Details

Student ProfileThe ideal applicant typically has at least seven years of work experience and is currently in a leadership role in a company or organization.
Program Details

June 5 – 9, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
University of Denver campus and nearby facilities


For academic credit – $5,032 (4 credit hours at DU’s tuition rate of $1,258)

Not-for-credit: $4,900

20% Discount For: DU Alumni, Daniels Corporate Partners, and groups of 3 or more

30% Discount For: Non-Profits, Government, and Military

ApplicationSubmit a completed application, resume, a letter of recommendation, and personal statement. Application deadline for programs is three weeks prior to program start date. APPLICATION