CU Denver Campus

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

March 10-11 at CU Denver

For All Peer Leaders at Colleges and Universities

with FEATURED SPEAKERS, Colorado Senator Dominick Moreno and

Dr. Jan L. Gascoigne,  Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Services for CU Anschutz


About The Event

We invite Rocky Mountain Region college students, staff and faculty involved in peer leadership programs to a day of learning, teaching and sharing.

This year, we are excited to bring you two inspiring featured speakers, Colorado Senator Dominick Moreno and Dr. Jan L. Gascoigne,  Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Services for CU Anschutz.

Peer leadership programs include peer mentors, advisors, educators, tutors, cultural ambassadors, residential advisers, and other similar programs. Let's get together to share what we know, learn from each other, and celebrate the great work we all do!  

This 1-day event  will include presentations from community leaders, team-building, poster sessions, and interactive leadership workshops that will help give you tips you can use as soon as you get back to campus. Come mingle with mentors, staff and faculty to learn from each other, network and share great ideas.


Registration Information

The University of Denver PAL program and the Peer Leader Center have worked to lower registration costs this year to improve access for all students to attend this important peer leadership training event. Groups of 4 or more will receive a discount as an incentive to bring peer leadership teams who can support each other in applying skills and implementing ideas gained from attending the conference.

Making Your Campus Inclusive for All Pre-Conference Workshop

March 10, 2017 |1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Our pre-conference workshop this year is a diversity training. Students will explore their own identities with respect to gender, culture, ethnicity, and socio-economics so as to better understand and mentors students from backgrounds that differ from their own.



Get your poster ready! Include key facts about the program, the peer leadership role in the program, your successes and photos of peer leaders.  Most programs bring a tri-fold poster, check out this link to see examples.

Mentors, faculty, and staff are invited to propose a workshop session for 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 50-minutes long.  The goal is to help those who attend your workshop to learn and share about the topic in an interactive way.   

We also will hold our annual Poster Presentation Session. We encourage every program to sign up to present a poster and share their successes. 


The 2017 Rocky Mountain Peer Leadership Conference Learning Outcomes for Attendees: 

1. Conference attendees will network to form new connections with a variety of mentors, leaders, and practitioners from other schools and leadership programs as a result of participating in the 2017 RMPLC. 

2. Conference attendees will create or modify current goals for their leadership programs as a result of participating in the 2017 RMPLC. 

3. Conference attendees will continue to develop personally and professionally as campus leaders after participating in the 2017 RMPLC.


Meet Your Conference Hosts

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The peer Advocate Leaders (PAL)Program

The Peer Advocate Leaders (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: Molly Miller, PAL Coordinator (

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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 webinars, training materials, and student conferences. 

Contact: Lisa Wexler, Director (