High Performance Leadership
Denver’s Premier “Mini MBA” Program
The High-Performance Leadership Program (HPL) at the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business is an intensive experience for individuals with significant leadership responsibilities who are looking to hone their skills in order to take on larger and more critical challenges. In a fast-track format, you’ll experience the best that Daniels has to offer: high-caliber faculty, rigorous and innovative classes and an accomplished peer group.
Program Start: February 11, 2019
Drawing from the Daniels Executive MBA, the HPL combines leadership skills and competencies with foundational business topics such as finance, marketing, and strategic decision making. You will gain:
- An awareness of your personal strengths and weaknesses as well as those of your organization.
- A plan to achieve organizational goals through your personal leadership and the ability to inspire, engage and lead others’ performance.
- New methods, tools and best practices in the areas of innovation, strategy and market analysis.
- An increased agility and adaptability to change.
- A strong foundation of business ethics to be prepared for difficult decisions today and in the future
Day 1 – DU/The Nature Place
- Class Introduction
- Org Performance
- Change Frameworks
Personal Leadership—Insights and Emotional Intelligence
Day 2 – The Nature Place
Building High Performance Teams & Feedback
Outdoor Experiential Feedback & Declarations
Day 3 – The Nature Place
Interpersonal Leadership—Engagement, Performance
Outdoor Experiential Feedback & Takeaways Return to Denver
Day 4 – DU
Finance Part 1: Understanding Financial Statements
Managing Executive Presence
Day 5 – DU
Marketing, Innovation and CRM
Marketing, Innovation and CRM (continued)
Day 6 – DU
Finance Part 2: Planning & Analysis, Budgeting
Influence & Negotiation
Day 7 – DU
Day 8 – DU
Strategic Thinking/Business Models/Org Designs
Day 9 – DU
Attracting & Developing Talent
Day 10 – DU
Program/IDP Debrief & Graduation
J. 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.
Kerry is a Clinical Professor at the University of Denver, Daniels College of Business. He brings over thirty years of experience in entrepreneurship, leadership, business development and international business. Prior to Daniels, Kerry held executive positions at Starbucks and Pour La France.
Program Structure—HPL begins with a two-night, three-day retreat in the mountains of Colorado followed by seven full-day sessions on consecutive Thursdays taking place on the University of Denver campus.
Detailed Program Schedule
Monday, February 11 – Wednesday, February 13, 2019: 3 day/2 night retreat in the Colorado mountains
Each of the following dates is a full-day session on-campus at DU:
- Thursday, February 21, 2019
- Thursday, February 28, 2019
- Thursday, March 7, 2019
- Thursday, March 14, 2019
- Thursday, March 21, 2019
- Thursday, March 28, 2019
- Thursday, April 4, 2019
Tuition & Cost
15% discount available for DU Alumni, Daniels Corporate Partners, and 3 or more individuals from the same organization: $8,500
25% discount available for Non-profits, Current or Former Military, Government: $7,500
For-credit: $10,976 (8 credit hours at DU’s tuition rate)
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