College of Business

Leadership Development for Emerging Healthcare Leaders

From: February 11, 2015   12 :15 p.m.
Until: May 14, 2015  4:30 p.m.
University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) campus

Class Size Limit :: 20
Registration Fee :: $995

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Your managers can become strong leaders with this application-based training program that provides the skills needed to bring out the best in people, teams, and your organization.  This intensive program is customized for the healthcare industry and is facilitated by exceptional faculty with expertise in leadership, management and organizational development.  


This 5-module program is tailored for healthcare professionals who have roles in supervision, management and leadership.


The program consists of five 3.5-hour modules, mostly spaced two weeks apart. See the program outline below.


In this program, a project is assigned which requires participants to apply what they have learned to their workplaces.  The projects are designed to benefit the participants and the organizations they represent.  Referring managers and supervisors are invited to final project presentations at the end of the program.


Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from the UCCS College of Business, and 1.75 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from UCCS.


  • Program manual and handouts 
  • Personalized Insights® Discovery profile
  • Full lunch each day with networking
  • Parking at the University
  • Certificate of completion from the UCCS College of Business
  • 1.75 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from UCCS
  • Options to print transcripts from UCCS as proof of attendance and CEUs earned

NEW IN 2015!

  • More networking skills
  • Increased supervisor involvement in attendee's application of learning in the workplace
  • More presentation skills
  • Guest speaker


Module 1: Preparing to Lead
February 11  |  12:15 pm - 4:30 pm  |  Don Warrick, DBA

  1. Changing times and what it will take to succeed 
  2. Preparing personally to lead and knowing how to change your behavior to lead effectively
  3. Developing a keen awareness of your team and your organization
  4. Developing your leadership skills
  5. Applying what you have learned: Developing and applying a sound leadership philosophy  

Module 2: Working with People
February 26  |  12:15 pm - 4:30 pm  |  Laurie Kennedy, MBA

  1. Exploring behavioral preferences using the Insights® Discovery model
  2. Enhancing self-awareness
  3. Identifying the behavioral preferences of others
  4. Adapting preferences to connect more effectively with others
  5. Building healthy working relationships  

Module 3: Working with Teams
April 1  |  12:15 pm - 4:30 pm  |  Sally Von Breton, PhD & Jarla Ahlers, MSW

  1. Developing trust teams and organizations
  2. 5 stages of team development
  3. 5 key driver behaviors for constructive conflict resolution
  4. Changing your behavior for success back home  

Module 4: Changing & Improving Organizations
April 16  |  12:15 pm - 4:30 pm  |  Jill Bradley-Geist, PhD

  1. A framework for managing change in an organization
    • Preparing for change: How to conduct a needs assessment
    • The politics of change: How to communicate change, overcome resistance, and rally support
    • Identifying objectives and action planning: The importance of "SMART GOALS"
    • Implementation: Building on small wins, giving feedback, and reinforcing change
    • Assessment and measurement: Evaluating goal progress
  2. Best practices in change management
    • Benchmarking: Learning from other organizations
    • How to take an evidence-based approach rather than a gut-feeling approach

Module 5: Capstone: Sharing of Projects & Graduation
May 14  |  12:15 pm - 4:30 pm  |  Harold Snowden, Med

  1. Final project presentations
  2. Feedback & discussion
  3. Program graduation 

Event Contact

Shawna Rogers
(719) 255-5215