Emerging Leaders Program

Accelerate Your Leadership Journey

Transitioning from an individual contributor to a manager role is undoubtedly one of the most exciting (and intimidating) career steps to make. The Daniels College of Business offers newer managers an opportunity to face this career change in a dynamic, engaging and safe environment. With the support of a robust leadership curriculum, experienced faculty and a cohort of managers who are at similar points in their careers, Daniels can help you develop into a successful and fulfilled leader.

Program Start: September 24, 2018

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Program Benefits

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

  • Articulating and understanding the role of a manager/leader in an organization
  • Understanding fundamental management and leadership theories
  • Increasing self-awareness and individual’s impact as a manager
  • Increasing ability to reframe and refocus under challenging situations
  • Developing and demonstrating effective team member and team leadership skills
  • Demonstrating effective ways to coach for performance
  • Expanding communication skills around influence, conflict and listening
  • Development of personal philosophy of leadership
  • Assessment of leadership potential

Key Faculty

Dr. Graham

Dr. Graham specializes in leadership development, executive coaching, teamwork, organizational communications, conflict management and strategy design to optimize organizational success. Dr. Graham’s work experience includes over a decade in leadership positions for Fortune 100 companies and extensive consulting experience working with industries including transportation, telecommunications, IT and banking.

Bev Obenchain

Bev is a consultant and educator with experience in business strategy, planning, leadership, communications, project management, finance and performance measures. Bev has worked with a multitude of agencies, companies and industries including government, environmental, public radio, communications and technology. Bev delivers innovative and powerful academic and non-academic programs in the areas of leadership, strategy, communications, change management and negotiation.

RJ and Bev were wonderful facilitators and provided a great support in our learning and a warm class environment that encouraged very productive discussions. I learned a great deal and appreciated their professional insight and examples that they were able to add to the material. It gave a great depth to the topics being discussed. – Anonymous

More Details

Program Structure—Emerging leaders begins with a two-night, three-day retreat in the mountains of Colorado followed by four half-day morning sessions on consecutive Fridays taking place on the University of Denver campus.
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Detailed Program Schedule

Monday, September 24 – Wednesday, September 26, 2018: 3 day/2 night retreat in the Colorado Mountains

Each of the following dates is a half-day session on-campus at DU:

  • Friday, October 5
  • Friday, October 12
  • Friday, October 19
  • Friday, October 26
Admissions Requirements

Ideal candidates have one to three years of management experience or are currently transitioning into a management role. 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.

Tuition & Cost

Non-credit: $4,800
15% discount available for DU Alumni, Daniels Corporate Partners, and 3 or more individuals from the same organization: $4,080
25% discount available for Non-profits, Current or Former Military, Government: $3,600

For-credit: $5,488 (4 credit hours at DU’s tuition rate)

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration for this program, 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.

Contact Us

Director
Executive Education
303.871.2370
Joy Burns Center 312D