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Leadership Programs

The Milo Awards celebrate CU Denver Student Leaders who have displayed excellence amont their peers, faculty, and staff.  Save the date for ​May 16, 2019, 5:30pm for the Annual Milo Awards Ceremony​​​.  

Be sure to register to reserve your seat!  Student tickets are free, and non-student tickets are $30 each, and 100% of the registration fees go toward the student leadership scholarship. 

Can't make it to the Milo Awards?  No worries.  You can still donate to the scholarship fund.​ 

Join us on May 23, 2019 for Catalyst!  

Catalyst is a one-day leadership experience designed to empower you as a student leader, and to explore how you might lead in the upcoming year.  Catalyst is limited to a select number of students, which means that someone sees a great deal of potential in you!  Please see the session details below, and be sure to accept your nomination and register by May 3rd at noon. Registration is free and includes lunch.  No prior experience is necessary. Questions? Contact

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.     

​Student Professional Development Overview:
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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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.