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Accelerated Leadership Experience

Accelerate Your Leadership Journey

Delivering best practices and highly applicable team building skills, the Accelerated Leadership Experience (ALX) is a five-week leadership program designed for managers to act as a catalyst for transformation. The result? Successful and fulfilled leaders. ALX includes both classroom and experiential activities and covers topics such as emotional intelligence, communication, coaching, feedback, wellness, stress management, energy management, team effectiveness, people development, diversity and inclusion. With the support of ALX’s innovative leadership curriculum, experienced faculty, and a cohort of professionals who are at similar points in their careers, The Daniels College of Business will help you develop the tools and skills needed to succeed in increasingly complex roles.

For More Information

Register to start October 12, 2022

*If you are interested in taking this class for graduate level credit and you are not an employee or student at DU, please see the credit vs. non-credit information below or contact us for more information. 

ALX is a five-week program focused on the following learning outcomes: 

  • Articulate and understand the role of a leader in an organization 
  • Increase self-awareness and one’s impact as a leader 
  • Incorporate new tools to develop high performing teams  
  • Recognize the value of inclusion in the workplace and how to create an inclusive culture  
  • Apply relevant management and leadership theories, styles and strategies  
  • Effectively reframe and refocus challenging situations 
  • Expand communication skills specific to effective listening, building trust, addressing conflict and influence 
  • Accelerate the development of your team through effective feedback and coaching  
  • Create and articulate a personal philosophy of leadership 

Key Faculty

Ali Boyd

Ali Boyd is a long-time member of the Executive Education faculty. Ali formerly worked at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and engages in leadership and organizational development across the country, and has a vibrant practice as an executive coach and consultant for various notable clients. As a certified coach, Ali brings certifications in a number of leadership development tools and assessments into her practice.

Bo Storozuk

Bo specializes in organizational development with focus on learning and talent management, strategic and cultural alignment, and operationalizing performance management programs. At Jacobs, Bo works with clients on solutions related to team chartering, conflict resolution, change management, and conscious inclusion.

“I highly recommend taking the opportunity to put a spotlight on your own leadership style—what
kind of leader you want to be, what drives you, and where you want to take it.”

“The format of the course (3 intensive days at the Nature Place, followed by 4 half-day class sessions) works very well. It was just long enough to get a substantive amount of content, but not too long that I could not balance working full-time and taking the class at the same time. Furthermore, the principles and skills I learned in the course are ones that I can (and have) immediately put to use in my daily work.”

“Our time at the Nature Place was great and solidified many of the lessons I am taking away from this course. It was also a great way to focus on personal challenges. I enjoyed both the class discussions as well as all the activities. I was surprised by how effective these exercises were at highlighting important principles.”

“The activities were transformational.”

“I was very apprehensive about taking the class, but after the 3-day retreat, I was extremely excited about the direction of the class and excited to use the variety of leadership tools I learned back at my office. I learned a lot about leadership, but the most important take away from the class that I was excited to build from was learning who I was as a leader and a person.”

“The team building activities at the Nature Place were really helpful because they allowed us to
immediately see how we work in a team and how different leadership styles show up.”

“It was great to start with the Insights assessment and then use it in all of our other discussions about handling conflict, coaching employees and influencing others.”

More Details

Upcoming Workshop: October 12 – October 14 and Wednesdays October 19, October 26, November 2, November 9, 2022 | Three-day retreat then half-days online

Next Workshop: Spring 2023 | Three-day retreat then half-days online

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Detailed Schedule & Program Structure

Accelerated Leadership Experience begins with a two-night, three-day retreat in the mountains of Colorado followed by four half-day morning sessions on consecutive Wednesdays taking place on the University of Denver campus or online.


  • Wednesday, October 12 to Friday, October 14, 2022: 3 day/2 night retreat at The Nature Place (an off-site mountain retreat center near Florissant, Colorado).
  • Each of the following Wednesdays is a half-day session online from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: October 19, October 26, November 2, November 9, 2022
Admissions Requirements

Ideal candidates:

  • Are high-potential contributors – new to mid-level managers
  • Have less than seven years of managerial experience
  • Are responsible (or will soon be responsible) for a portion of an organization (a small team, a unit, a department, an initiative, etc.)

If taking the program for academic credit, unofficial transcripts of past college-level work are required. Please note that the registration deadline is three weeks prior to the program’s start date.

Tuition & Cost

The tuition cost includes lodging and meals for the three-day retreat as well as program materials and instruction. Transportation to and from The Nature Place is not included.

Non-credit: $4,880 
Discounts are available for nonprofits, current or former military, government, DU alumni, Daniels corporate partners and three or more individuals from the same organization. Visit the program non-credit (pay with credit card) registration page or contact us for more information.

For Credit: 4 credit hours at DU’s tuition rate
For more information on DU’s current tuition rates, check the Registrar’s website

Should I Take This For Credit Or Non-Credit?


This option is for participants who are not interested in receiving graduate level credit and are participating for professional development and to update their skills, knowledge and abilities. Upon request, Executive Education is pleased to provide a Certificate of Completion for professional development credit for any Executive Education workshop completed. Please click on the link, download the form, and follow the instructions therein.

Credit – Graduate-Level Academic Credit

This option is for those interested in receiving graduate credits for their participation. In order to apply, you need to have completed your undergraduate degree and provide us with an unofficial transcript of that degree.  These credits and your course grade will be on your official transcript. Please be aware that there is a mandatory assignment and once the workshop begins you are no longer able to switch your status from for-credit to non-credit.

*If you are a DU Employee wanting to use your tuition waiver, you will receive further instructions from Executive Education approximately 2 weeks prior to the start of your course.

**If you are in a Master’s degree program at DU, and want to take this class for elective credit, please contact us before you register for the class. Your academic advisor will need to be involved in the registration process and it will require prior approval.

If you are not sure which option to choose, please contact Camila for advising at

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration for this workshop, you may transfer your enrollment to a future session, send someone to take your place, or cancel anytime up to seven business days prior to the start of the first class.

Classes requiring an assessment such as Insights cannot be refunded after the assessment has be taken. Your enrollment will be automatically transferred to the next class and you cannot send someone in your place.

If you provide us with less than seven business day’s notice or fail to attend, you will be liable for the entire workshop fee and your enrollment will be automatically transferred to the next class.

Contact Us

Assistant Director of Business Development
Executive Education
Joy Burns Center 307

To schedule a meeting with Camila CLICK HERE