McConkie Leadership Conference

McConkie Leadership Conference

About the McConkie Leadership Conference

The McConkie Leadership Conference is an annual one-day event developed by the UCCS School of Public Affairs' Professor Emeritus Mark McConkie. The conference brings together mid-level and senior managers from local government, industry, not-for-profit organizations, and anyone wanting to develop leadership skills.

2022 Conference Details

The world has changed! Work and Life are blurred and blended yet distanced and virtual. We are all in search of new ways to stay courageous, engaged, connected and productive in a changed world. Learning how to lead and navigate in the midst of ongoing disruption and uncertainty is critical to the survival and success of your organization. Now is the time to double down on driving leadership and high performance.

The Public Safety Initiative (PSI) - School of Public Affairs, at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, is pleased to welcome Dr. Jackie Freiberg to the 2022 McConkie Leadership Conference. Dr. Freiberg is dedicated to helping leaders create BEST places where the BEST people can do their BEST work to make the world BETTER. Dr. Freiberg is recognized as one of the “Top 30 Best Minds on Leadership” and is one of the most sought-after female business speakers in the nation. For over 30 years, Dr. Freiberg has been helping people become more courageous leaders who accelerate performance and innovation, embrace uncertainty, and drive change.

Where: Boot Barn Hall | 13071 Bass Pro Drive Colorado Springs, Colorado 80921

When: Friday, May 6, 2022 from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm (Continental breakfast and lunch will be served)

The registration fee for this event is $175. Please register by 5/1/2022.



Join Us in 2022

2020 Conference

The 2020 McConkie Leadership Conference will be held on May 1st at the Antlers Hotel (4 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903).

2019 Conference 
  • LTG (RET) David Quantock, Lieutenant General (Retired) for the U.S. Army
  • Dr. Constance Staley, Professor of Communication at University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  • Mr. Karl Mecklenburg, Former Denver Broncos Captain 
2018 Conference
  • Mr. Ira Chaleff
  • Mr. Kent Rideout 
  • Dr. Roland DeRenzo, Superintendent of Colorado Springs Christian Schools
2017 Conference

Watch all the speakers from the 2017 Annual Leadership Conference.

2016 Conference

Watch all the speakers from the 2016 Annual Leadership Conference.

2015 Conference

Watch all the speakers from the 2015 Annual Leadership Conference