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Leadership Programs


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.

​Student Professional Development Overview:
We invite our student leaders 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 work. Through the Student Professional Development Series, you’ll have a chance to explore skills related to: Professionalism and communication, Self-awareness, inclusion and social justice, interpersonal development, and wellness and balance.


Through employment, students will be able to explore the following within each of the following 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
  • 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)
Inclusion 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
Balance and Wellness:
  • Identify a balanced schedule that integrates self-care
  • Develop tools that support physical, mental, and emotional wellness

Catalyst Leadership Experience
May 23, 2019, 9:30am *By invitation only
Craft your story.  Question.  Dare to have a meaningful conversation.  Challenge yourself.  Go deeper.  Ask yourself hard questions.  Then ask some more.  Grow.  Get real.  Expand your perspective.  Find the possibility in you.  See the possibility in others.  Figure out what's holding you back.  Then go start something extraordiary.  

The Myth of Inclusivity:  February 12, 2019, 4:45pm

Hear from guest speaker Hector Ramirez, Assistant Director of the CU Upward Bound Program at CU Boulder to explore the construct of inclusivity, and how you as a student leader might acknowledge and address difference in your role interacting with peers.  Dinner will be provided.  Registration is limited to 20 students.     

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The Milo Awards celebrate CU Denver Student Leaders who have displayed excellence amongst their peers, faculty, and staff.  Thanks to everyone who helped nominte, donate, and celebrate  in 2019.  Save the date for ​May 7 2020 for next year's award ceremony​​​.  

Missed the Milo Awards?  No worries. You can still donate to the scholarship fund.​