LDP Program

The 2015 program agenda (January through June) is provided in the expandable toggles below. Agendas for each date and any assignments will be posted at least one week in advance to the session. Presentations and other presenter related material will be posted after the conclusion of each session.

Driving and Parking Directions - all sessions are held at System Administration, 1800 Grant Street, Denver

January 22 - Introductions and Self-Assessment - 8:00 to 12:30


February 19 - Leading Self - 8:00 to 12:30


  • Goleman, Daniel. (1998). What Makes A Leader. Harvard Business Review, Available from https://hbr.org/
  • Argyris, Chris. (1991). Teaching Smart People How to Learn. Harvard Business Review, Available from https://hbr.org/

March 19 - Leading Self and Others - 8:00 to 12:30


  • Summaries:
  • Books:
    • Connors, Roger & Smith, Tom. ( © 2011). Change the Culture, Change the Game: the Breakthrough Strategy for Energizing Your Organization and Creating Accountability for Results. [Books24X7 summary]
      • Available on Amazon here.
    • Patterson, Kerry & Grenny, Joseph & McMillan, Ron & Switzler, Al. ( © 2012). Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High, Second Edition. [Books24X7 version]
    • Watkins, M. ( © 2013). The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter, Updated and Expanded. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Publishing.
      • Available on Amazon here.

April 16 - Leading Teams: Communication and Conflict - 8:00 to 12:30

  • Agenda
  • Resources:
    • Crucial Conversations (Executive Summary)
    • —Fisher, Roger and Ury, William, (1991), (2nd ed). Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In. New York: Penguin Books.
      • Available on SkillSoft.
      • Available on Amazon here.
    • Mayer, B. (2009). Staying with Conflict: A Strategic Approach to Ongoing Disputes. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
      • Available on Skillsoft.
      • Available on Amazon here.
    • Ury, W.L. (2007). The Power of a Positive No: How to Say No and Still Get to Yes. New York: Bantam Books.
      • Available on Amazon here.

May 21 - Leading Change: Adaptive Leadership - 8:00 to 12:30

June 18 - Leadership Case Study and Group Projects - 8:00 to 12:30

* For more information about each department, go to the CU Offices tab at the top of this page. You will find a list of system administration offices.

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