September 27-28th, 2018

University of Colorado- Denver: CU Denver Building, 1250 14th St, Denver, CO 80202- City Center Office-Room 1110



Date & Times (Find the detailed agenda here): 

  • Thursday, September 27 : 8:30am: Breakfast; 9:00am-5:00pm: Workshop

  • Friday, September 28: 8:30am: Breakfast; 9:00am-3:00pm: Workshop


Are you finding yourself responsible for working with multiple organizations and communities to address complex problems? Are you leading in a way you never expected across organizational boundaries and diverse stakeholders?  We get it- it's hard! 

And undoubtedly there is a growing need for skills and resources to support leading collaboratively especially when organizational structures, roles, and expectations are often more fluid and undefined. The Network Leadership Workshop is a hands-on learning opportunity for leaders actively involved in cultivating cross-sector and community networks to address this kind of complexity, which complements the annual Network Leadership Training Academy.

Expand your network leadership skillset by joining this 2-day interactive workshop where participants can bring their most pressing challenges to the table and work through them collaboratively with a team of committed facilitators, coaches, and fellow network leaders. At the end of this workshop, participants will have tools to: 

  • Develop strategies and action steps to strengthen network relationships and address challenges.

  • Build adaptive network leadership skills for reacting to evolving contexts and diverse interests.

  • Use data and evaluation tools to inform decision making and management decisions.

  • Surface and discuss issues of power, equity, and inclusion in networks.

By the end of two days, you can expect to have a strategy road map for addressing your current challenges and enhancing your organization and network's effectiveness.  Join this growing community of network leaders!

Workshop facilitators include Pam Coleman (former Special Assistant to President Obama for Leadership Development), Dr. Danielle Varda (CEO & Founder of Visible Network Labs and Professor at CU Denver-School of Public Affairs), Lisa VanRaemdonck (Executive Director at CU-Denver- School of Public Affairs Institute), and Paige Backlund-Juarquin (Co Health Institute). More to come!

Interested in learning more about evaluating your network? Check out our online fall workshop on using the PARTNER tool to assess your network.  Early registration rates available until August 13. 

Registration & Pricing:

Registration is now closed for this event.

Online registration closes Friday, September 14 or once the workshop reaches capacity.

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Cancellation Policy:

If you cancel your registration after September 14, 2018, $100 will be deducted from your refund amount to cover administrative and deposit costs.  You can transfer your registration to someone else without penalty. You must submit your cancellation notice via email to

Location: The workshop will take place at the University of Colorado Denver- CU Denver Building, 1250 14th St, Denver, CO 80202- City Center Office-Room 1110.

Hotel: A room block has been reserved at The Curtis Hotel | 1405 Curtis Street, Denver CO 80202 for the nights of Wednesday, September 26 and Thursday, September 27. There are a limited number of rooms so we encourage you to book your hotel soon. 

Rate: $199/night (rate do not include state and local taxes).

Reservations must be booked by 5pm on August 27, 2018. 

  • Online Reservations: To make a reservation online, click here. The group name is University of Colorado Denver Room Block and the group code is: UOC

  • Phone Reservation: Please call the Curtis Hotel's reservation department at 303-571-0300 or 1-866-522-1178. Mention you are reserving as part of the group rate for the University of Colorado Denver.


If you have any questions, please email Malinda Mochizuki at

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