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The Emerging Leaders Program

The Emerging Leaders Program is designed exclusively for City and County of Denver's employees who aspire to promote to a first line supervisory position. The Emerging Leaders Program is designed for non-supervisory employees as an introduction to the roles and responsibilities of supervision. The program is intended to bring awareness and understanding of the expectations of first-line supervision and the skills and abilities that are needed to succeed in this role.

Applicants will only be considered if they meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate leadership within their organization
  • Demonstrate the STARS values
  • Exhibit a strong interest in pursuing a supervisory role
  • Contribute significantly to their organization
  • Be in good standing without any recent disciplinary actions (within the past two years)
  • Received a rating of successful or higher on the last annual performance evaluation
  • Meet minimal qualifications for a promotional position

Candidates for the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) may nominate themselves, or be encouraged to apply by their leadership. Class size is limited, and candidates must apply.

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To learn more about DEN's Emerging Leaders Program, contact Anya Nystrom at 720-342-4588 or




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