Category: Leadership and Organizations

Three University College Programs Recognized at 2017 LEAD Awards

Three University College programs were recognized at the 2017 LEAD Awards, which were held on February 8 in Nashville, TN. The Bachelor of Arts Completion Program with a focus in Leadership and Organization Studies ranked third, and the graduate program in Leadership and Organizations ranked fourth in the Degree Program with Emphasis on Leadership [...]

5 Tips to Successfully Lead Change in the Workplace

From improvements to setbacks, organizations of all types often face changes. Change is something that many people don’t handle well and is often feared. If change is not managed correctly, it can be costly for organizations. Understanding how to lead and manage through change in the workplace can help avoid failure and builds leadership skills. [...]

3 Reasons Why You Should Consider Working for a Nonprofit

The nonprofit sector is a great area to find career opportunities for those starting out in a new field or for those who are looking to take their career to the next level.  There are a large number of nonprofits in Colorado (more than 20,000!) and across the US. According to the Urban Institute, the [...]

Leadership Program Awarded 5th Place in National Awards

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 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 [...]

Toxic Leadership

The Army recently announced a major project to eliminate toxic leadership from the Army, as reported on NPR. Based on research, toxic leadership may have effects on morale, productivity, mental health, and potentially even suicides. The definition of toxic leader was added to the Army Doctrine Publication 6-22: “Toxic leadership is a combination of self-centered [...]

Colorado Gives Day

This winter quarter, Londell Jackson will be teaching Philanthropy Roles and Practices (ORL 4600) on campus. Today he is busy with Colorado Gives Day, an initiative designed to increase Colorado philanthropy through online donations, and an opportunity for nonprofits to have their donations matched (hint: only a few hours left to donate). Londell has a [...]

ORL 4615 | Principles of Finance for Fundraising

By Pat Greer As I was thinking about my next blog, I thought about featuring one of the many great instructors in the Leadership and Organizations program. To kick it off, I am pleased to feature Peter Konrad who really did write the book on finance principles and practices for fundraisers. Peter teaches in our [...]

The Power of Questions

Often as a leader, people look to me for answers. And often I don’t have them. What I have developed in the ability to ask good questions. Francis Bacon once said “A prudent question is one half of wisdom.” Sam Deep and Lyle Sussman in their 1993 book ‘What To Ask When You Don’t Know [...]

Leadership and Listening: An Inseparable Pair!

I recently attended a workshop for organizational leaders where the audience was encouraged to interact and participate. There were about twenty of us in the room, yet the conversation was dominated by one gentleman in particular who was determined to convince us of his leadership ability. The rest of us had little to no chance [...]

Disability Coalition Awards Academic Director

We’re pleased to announce that Pat Greer, the academic director for Leadership and Organizations at University College, has been presented the Lucille Weiss Award by the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC). Pat was honored for her work in helping CCDC form a partnership with University College to provide on campus support for the CCDC’s certified advocacy [...]