McConkie Leadership Conference

McConkie Leadership Conference

About the McConkie Leadership Conference

The McConkie Leadership Conference is an annual event developed by the UCCS School of Public Affairs' Professor Emeritus Mark McConkie. The McConkie Leadership Conference is targeted towards mid-to-senior level managers and provides government and nonprofit leaders opportunities to convene and share best practices. The McConkie Leadership Conference has a different theme each year and industry leaders present and conduct workshops on these themes.

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2021 Conference Details

The UCCS Public Safety Initiative is pleased to partner with Echelon Front, a group of decorated, combat-proven veterans with experience in building, training and leading high-performance teams. Their formula for creating a culture of extreme ownership is one that will be appreciated by our fast-growing and dynamic community. We invited Echelon Front to lead this year’s conference as requested by a number of our community stakeholders who were inspired by the podcasts of Jocko Willink and read books such as his #1 New York Times bestseller, Extreme Ownership: How US Navy Seals Lead and Win.

The event will be held at the Boot Barn Hall in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Friday, May 7, 2021. The annual one-day McConkie Leadership Conference brings together mid-level and senior managers from local government, industry, not-for-profit organizations, and anyone wanting to develop leadership skills. We are excited to announce that Jason Gardner of Echelon Front will be conducting this year's conference on Extreme Leadership.  The registration fee for this event is $175. Please register by 4/30/21.  The link is available below. 



Join Us in 2021

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