University of Colorado Denver
Campus Box 133
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364
Phone: (303) 315 - 2499
Fax: (303) 315 - 2497
Bio: Ms. Carlson is the Director of the Center for Public-Private Sector Cooperation & Training and Leadership Development Specialist, BIG. She specializes in collaborative problem solving and consensus building with diverse groups. She is also an experienced trainer in conflict management, team building, leadership development, strategic planning, and Myers Briggs. Her expertise has been sought by a wide range of non-profit boards, private corporations and governmental agencies. Ms. Carlson has directed both the Rocky Mountain Program and the Denver Community Leadership Forum for the Centers.
Clients include the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, The Rocky Flats Local Impacts Initiative, The Keystone Center, EPA, The Colorado Trust, the State of Colorado, the City and County of Denver and the cities of Grants Pass, Oregon and Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. Issues have ranged from Super Fund and "Brownfields" projects to youth violence and teen pregnancy prevention to general planning and community goal-setting initiatives and strategies.
Prior to joining the Centers, Ms. Carlson worked on economic development efforts with City Venture Corporation and the Minority Business Development Agency in San Antonio. Ms. Carlson holds a BA in Organizational Psychology from Claremont McKenna College and is a graduate of the Coro Fellows Program.