CU AF ROTC Cadets at the USAFA Ropes Course

5 Lessons from 60 feet Above the Ground

Dec. 4, 2023

There is something about traversing an obstacle 60 feet above the ground that focuses the mind. When you are in-charge of another human being’s safety and learning at that height your focus becomes laser-like. Recently, I spent three weeks working alongside cadets and staff at the United States Air Force...

Dr. Stefanie Johnson as Barbie

5 Leadership Lessons from the Barbie Movie

Nov. 14, 2023

There was a lot to love about this year’s blockbuster sensation – Barbie – including the outrageous costumes, music montages, and gripping monologues. But when it comes to looking for a movie to teach you about leadership, Barbie might not be the first one that comes to mind. However, beneath...

group photo, Arapaho Glacier Trail hike, Indian Peaks Wilderness, Fall 2023 Experiential Leadership Intensive, CU Boulder Mountain Research Station.

Reflection as a tool for constructing meaning from experience

Oct. 24, 2023

“It is the sin of the soul to force young people into opinions…but it is culpable neglect not to impel young people into experiences.” – Kurt Hahn, German educator, and founder of Outward Bound campground debrief, students reflect on their day at the Spring 2023 Experiential Leadership Intensive, Sylvan Dale...

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Be Boulder in a foreign land: New Center for Leadership partnership with the Peace Corps highlights global leadership opportunity  

Oct. 16, 2023

The Peace Corps sends Americans with a passion for service abroad on behalf of the United States to work with communities and create lasting change. Volunteers develop sustainable solutions to address challenges in education, health, community economic development, agriculture, the environment and youth development. Through their Peace Corps experience, volunteers...

Gergen Talk at Leo Hill

Grit, humor: Key ingredients for leadership

Oct. 4, 2023

In a talk filled with historical remembrances and nostalgia—the type only possible after decades in civic life—and sprinkled with jokes and a hearty laugh, former U.S. presidential adviser David Gergen conjured what he believes makes a good leader. Top on his list: grit, humor, empathy. At 81 years old, Gergen...

Chancellor DiStefano speaking at the State of the Campus Address

Philip DiStefano to retire as chancellor, lead in other campus roles

Sept. 26, 2023

Chancellor Philip DiStefano addressed the CU Boulder community today in his State of the Campus speech about the university’s holistic focus on student success. During the speech, he announced plans to retire as chancellor after nearly 15 years in the role and 50 years on campus. He intends to return...

David Gergen Headshot

Presidential adviser, author David Gergen to speak at CU Oct. 2

Sept. 14, 2023

Journey Leaders

4 ways to gain leadership experience this fall

Sept. 14, 2023

Stefanie Johnson Headshot

CU Boulder chancellor announces new Center for Leadership director

Sept. 14, 2023

ELP Certificate Awardees

The Leeds Certificate in Executive Leadership gives participants an expanded leadership skill set and a valuable network of peers

June 20, 2023