The University of Denver’s Leadership and Organizations program offered through University College has been listed as fifth in the Leadership 500 Awards sponsored by HR.com and LEAD2016. Ranking in the Degree Program with Emphasis on Leadership Development/Organizational Development category, the graduate program offers practice-based education to adults.

“We are thrilled that all the hard work done by faculty and staff to deliver a high-quality, valuable leadership program has been recognized by this award,” said Pat Greer, academic director for the Leadership and Organizations program. “We value and appreciate the accomplishments and learning done by our students and graduates of the program.”

HR.com and Leadership Excellence will revealed the exact ranked order of top winners at the LEAD2016 event in Nashville, TN on February 4. For more than 33 years, Leadership Excellence has identified and recognized the top organizations that develop their leaders. This year’s awards had more than 4,500 companies apply and 600,000 people voted on their programs to provide the most comprehensive ratings ever produced. The University College program is considered in the top 10% of institutions offering a concentration in Leadership Development or Organizational Development.

“Effective leadership development programs and activities are a must in today’s business,” said Debbie McGrath, CEO of HR.com “Without leadership, all other resources are ineffective, whether you are operating a non-profit, educational institution, government department, small business, or a large corporation.”

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