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.
McConkie Leadership Conference Highlights Video
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
The 2020 McConkie Leadership Conference will be held on May 1st at the Antlers Hotel (4 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903).
- 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
- Mr. Ira Chaleff
- Mr. Kent Rideout
- Dr. Roland DeRenzo, Superintendent of Colorado Springs Christian Schools
Watch all the speakers from the 2017 Annual Leadership Conference.
Watch all the speakers from the 2016 Annual Leadership Conference.
Watch all the speakers from the 2015 Annual Leadership Conference