Available dates

Mar 2—Apr 23, 2020
10 daysModules info
Denver, Colorado, United States
USD 10000
USD 1000 per day


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About the course

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 the Daniels has to offer: high-caliber faculty, rigorous and innovative classes and an accomplished peer group.


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


  • Class Introduction
  • Leadership
  • Org Performance
  • Change Frameworks
  • Personal Leadership—Insights and Emotional Intelligence


  • Building High Performance Teams & Feedback
  • Outdoor Experiential Feedback & Declarations


  • Interpersonal Leadership—Engagement, Performance
  • Outdoor Experiential Feedback & Takeaways Return to Denver

DAY 4 – DU

  • Understanding Financial Statements: Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow
  • Ethical Decision-Making

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

Data Visualization

Values-Based Leadership

DAY 8 – DU

Strategic Thinking/Business Models/Org Designs

Managing Energy/Resilience

DAY 9 – DU

Attracting & Developing Talent

Execution Disciplines

DAY 10 – DU

Leading Change

Program/IDP Debrief & Graduation

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Scott McLagan

Scott McLagan is a clinical professor in the Management Department at the University of Denver at the Daniels College of Business. He teaches and consults in the areas of leadership, strategic planning and execution, marketing and global business. He is the co-lead for both the Leadership and Glo...


Kerry Plemmons

Kerry Plemmons has more than 30 years of entrepreneurial experience with success in launching and running small and medium-sized businesses in the U.S. and Mexico. As an executive with Starbucks, Plemmons opened stores in the western U.S. and Canada, ran several test-market innovations and led op...


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