University of Colorado Colorado Springs: College of Business

Centers & Research

Leadership Development for Emerging Healthcare Leaders

Dates ::  September 18 - December 4, 2014  (modules held every two weeks)
Times ::  12:15 pm - 4:30 pm each day
Class Size Limit ::  20
Registration Fee ::  $875
Location ::  University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) campus
Colorado Springs, Colorado

* Register by August 1 for an early-bird discount of $50 off per participant

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Your managers can become strong leaders with this high-impact, high-quality workshop that provides the skills they need to bring out the best in people, teams, and your organization. This intensive workshop customized for the healthcare industry 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.  Please see module overview, dates and times, and facilitators in the PDF brochure 


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

What you will learn

Module 1: Preparing to Lead
September 18  |  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
October 2  |  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
October 15  |  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
October 30  |  12:15 pm - 4:30 pm  |  Ken Sylvester, PhD

  1. Introduction to conflict management: context, characteristics, positive outcomes and universal reasons for conflict
  2. 10 strategies for managing conflict
  3. Troubleshooting the collaborative process
  4. Facilitating the collaborative process  

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

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

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Program faculty:

Jarla Ahlers, MSW, MPA
Laurie Kennedy, MBA
Harold Snowden, MEd
Ken Sylvester, PhD
Sally Von Breton, PhD
Don Warrick, DBA

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Participant Testimonial:

"The classes were interesting, well presented, and engaging. The material was relevant and useful for those of us who are relatively new in leadership positions. The presenting faculty were knowledgeable and the presentations were professional.  As much of the challenges of leadership have to do with personal interaction, there was useful material regarding communication and team building. Additionally the subject of organizational change was most interesting and potentially useful." 

- Previous OPED Participant


Contact the Office of 
Professional & Executive 
Development (OPED):

Shawna Rogers, Director
(719) 255-5215

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