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: October 23, 2019

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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.

Dr. Edie Mitchell

Dr. Mitchell is a senior leader in global talent management with a results-driven approach to talent acquisition, learning strategy, and executive coaching. Edie has served as a trusted advisor and formal consultant for Fortune 50-500 companies, representing a range of industries and organizational levels to successfully balance thought leadership and execution.

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.

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 ELP 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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“The Emerging Leaders Program was a very refreshing program that allows me to practice and implement back in my professional work environment, what we learned at the Nature Place and in the classroom to become a successful new manager. The instructors were very well prepared and made the learning experience very team oriented and enjoyable. I would highly recommend this program to any professional business who is looking to take their employees to the next level as a new manager.”

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

Wednesday, October 23 – Friday, October 25, 2019: 3 day/2 night retreat in the Colorado Mountains Each of the following dates is a half-day session on-campus at DU:

  • Friday, November 1
  • Friday, November 8
  • Friday, November 15
  • Friday, November 22
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.
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
20% discount available for Non-profits, Current or Former Military, Government: $3,840

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.

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Assistant Director of Business Development
Executive Education
Joy Burns Center 307

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