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Leadership Programs

The Milo Awards provide an opportunity to celebrate and recognize CU Denver student leaders and organizations who have displayed an excellence amongst their peers, faculty, and staff through a social mixer, dinner and awards ceremony.

This annual event is held every late spring and is open to any student who would like to attend the semi-formal banquet. A few featured awards are Team Captain of the Year, Peer Advocate of the Year, Outstanding Student Led Event, Student Leader of the Year, and many more!

Milo Awards
Thursday April 27, 2017 at 6:30PM
Tivoli Turnhalle

RSVP required. The Milo Awards is free for CU students; and non-student tickets are also available for $30.

To register for event: click HERE.

To submit an award nomination:

For more information, please contact​​​

Leadership Programs facilitate student leadership development and student services directed towards the growth of the student as a whole person. Leadership programs help to build essential leadership skills while building bonds between students.

We coordinate programs and services to enhance student development and encourage students to lead an active campus life by providing opportunities for co-curricular involvement. The staff accomplishes these goals through its work with student organizations, campus programs, leadership development, and the annual women’s leadership conference, annual diversity conference, the Latino/a leadership summit and the black student conference.

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The purpose of the event is to provide a gathering space for students from a variety of backgrounds and differing levels of leadership development to learn more about themselves while fostering and expanding their leadership skills. Catalyst is a one-day program designed to start something extraordinary. You will learn to develop your own authentic path, connect to groups and causes you care about, and commit a plan to be a catalyst for yourself and the groups you’re part of​.​

We invite our student employees to see their roles as student leaders, and to think critically about existing skills/talents they bring to the table. We also invite students to identify specific skills they’d like to grow and develop through their employment position. This year, you’ll have an opportunity to talk with your direct supervisor about such skills. You’ll also have a chance to attend various professional development workshops to support your continued development of professional capital. Specifically, you’ll have a chance to explore skills related to: Professionalism and communication, Self-awareness and self-efficacy, diversity and social justice, and interpersonal development.
STUDENT LEADER LEARNING OUTCOMES Through employment, students will be able to explore the following within each of the aforementioned professional development domains:
Professionalism and Communication:
  • Develop professional written communication skills
  • Develop professional verbal communication skills
  • Develop professional behaviors and non-verbal communication
  • Develop professional organizational skills
Self-Awareness and Self-Efficacy:
  • Identify and develop areas of strength, and areas of growth
  • Identify connections between work, school, and career goals
  • Develop connections between efforts and outcomes (self-efficacy)
Diversity and Social Justice:
  • Develop a knowledge base around the relevance of diversity and inclusion to student employment and career goals
  • Develop an understanding of how diversity and social justice concepts are relevant to future career goals
Interpersonal Development: Develop a sense of community
  • Develop the skills to master conflict management
  • Develop skills to engage in group/teamwork
  • Develop strong networking skills
NEW! Balance and Wellness:
  • Identify a balanced schedule that integrates self-care
  • Develop tools that support physical, mental, and emotional wellness
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