Denver Leadership Experience

Personal Leadership Reinvented

The 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.

December 4–8, 2017

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Developed 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

  • Leading through Change, Complexity & Challenge
  • Defining Purpose, Principals & Presence
  • Neuroleadership
  • Executive Presence

Day 2

  • Creating Partnerships & Practices
  • Interpersonal Leadership
  • Collaboration
  • Leading Teams
  • Experiential Activity

Day 3

  • Expanding perspectives and building presence
  • Attracting & Retaining Talent
  • Managing Focus & Energy
  • Building Resilience

Day 4

  • Thriving in a VUCA World
  • Transforming Culture
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Leading Change
  • Design Thinking

Day 5

  • Building Practices for Success
  • Execution Disciplines
  • Personal Branding
  • Developing a Plan
  • Program Graduation

Key Faculty

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 the industry with senior executive roles with Emerson Electric and Monsanto.

Ali Boyd

Ali is a certified professional coach who works with individuals and organizations to create and realize their visions for integrated success. Ali has worked with professionals, career-switchers, and individuals in leadership roles across several sectors, including law, financial services, non-profit leadership, technology, consulting, green business, architecture, mental health, and the Foreign Service. Ali has partnered with clients from Google, McKinsey and Co., Intel, Dell, the US Foreign Service, Amazon, several national law firms, and many others. Ali earned an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and a Master’s degree from the University of Washington.

More Details

December 4 – 8, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Program Structure—Participants will spend five consecutive days on campus at the University of Denver and nearby facilities for an intensive, deep-dive into leadership development.

Admissions Requirements

The ideal applicant typically has at least seven years of work experience and is currently in a leadership role in a company or organization. Additionally, the application requires a professional resume, personal statement (outlined on application), recommendation from your supervisor and if taking the program for academic credit, unofficial transcripts of past college-level work. Please note that the application deadline is three weeks prior to the program’s start date.


Not-for-credit: $4,900
20% Discount For: DU Alumni, Daniels Corporate Partners, and groups of three or more
30% Discount For: Non-Profits, Government and Military

For-credit: $5,280 (4 credit hours at DU’s tuition rate)
20% Discount For: Daniels Alumni

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 without penalty at any time up to one week (7 days) prior to the start of the first class. If you provide us with less than one week’s notice, or fail to attend, you will be liable for the entire workshop fee.

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Executive Education
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