The University of Colorado Denver Peer Advocate Leader (P.A.L.) Program and The Peer Leader Center invite you to join us for the 4th Annual:

Rocky Mountain Peer Leadership Conference 2017

For Undergraduate College Student Leaders and Mentors


About The Event

We invite undergraduate college student peer leaders and their program coordinators to a day of learning, teaching and sharing.  Who is a peer leader?

  • Peer Mentors
  • Student Leaders
  • Student Government
  • Resident Advisors
  • Orientation Leaders
  • Peer Advisors & Counselors
  • Peer Tutors and Educators
  • Student Organizations Leaders
  • Cultural Ambassadors

This eventwill include presentations from community leaders, team-building, poster sessions, and interactive leadership workshops and a final debrief session to turn the day's learning into action when you return to campus. Gather with us to learn from each other, network and share great peer leadership ideas!

photo credit:  Brett Bouwer

photo credit: Brett Bouwer

Event Details

March 11, 2017

At the University of Colorado-Denver Campus

Denver, Colorado

Pre-Conference Workshop March 10, 2017



We will begin accepting proposals October 1, 2016

Peer leaders and their program coordinators are invited to propose a workshop session or a poster presentation to conduct at this year's conference.  The deadline for proposals is February 1, 2017.

Topics may include diversity, leadership, communication skills, organizing groups, managing challenging situations, promoting your program's successes, marketing your skills, or other important peer leadership topics.

The workshops are 60-minutes long.  The goal is to help those who attend your workshop to learn and share about the topic in an interactive way.   

We encourage every program to sign up to present a poster and share their successes. 

Meet Your Conference Hosts

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The Peer Advocate Leader (PAL) program promotes leadership for all students involved by matching undergraduate student leaders with first year students. The mentoring relationship is designed to foster student engagement and academic success by providing peer-level support that fosters student achievement, growth, and learning throughout students’ academic career at the University of Colorado Denver.   

Contact: Lynda Duran, Coordinator of Peer Advocacy & Student Engagement

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The Peer Leader Center is dedicated to helping students grow as leaders in the areas of peer, school and community leadership.

The Peer Leader Center provides support to peer leadership programs in Colorado in the form of training materials, student conferences and resources.  

We also provide professional coaching services to program coordinators, staff and faculty. Whether you are struggling to start a new peer leader/mentor program or to implement strong program assessment practices and continuous improvement, our national experts can help ease the learning curve.

Contact: Lisa Wexler, Director 

Contact Us

We want to make this an extraordinary event, and we need your help to do so.  Please contact us to share your questions, comments and ideas for the conference!  Email Lisa Wexler at

Yours truly,

Lynda Duran and Lisa Wexler