Summit Details

Date: August 23, 2024
Time: 8:00am – 6:30pm
Location: Auraria Campus / Tivoli Turnhalle

All topic & idea submissions due EOD June 15, 2024

The MSU Denver Community Collab Summit’s objective is to provide an annual community and leadership development event for faculty, staff, chairs, deans, and senior leaders. Rather than a research driven conference, this summit addresses and builds campus community by having the tough but necessary discussions and provides thoughtful and strategic leadership development sessions for all attendees. The Summit’s programming submissions, topic selections, and session leaders are internal, MSU Denver employees – a summit for faculty and staff by faculty and staff. Questions? Email Kelly Evans at [email protected].

2024 Program


Coffee / Check-In 7:30-8:15am Tivoli Turnhalle


Welcome and Opening Remarks 8:15-8:30am Tivoli Turnhalle
Speed Networking “Before” 8:30-9:15am Tivoli Turnhalle


Break 9:15-9:30am


Community Circles 9:30-11:30am
Topic #1: TBD Lead by: TBD JSSB
Topic #2: TBD Lead by: TBD JSSB
Topic #3: TBD Lead by: TBD JSSB
Topic #3: TBD Lead by: TBD JSSB


Break 11:30-11:45am


Keynote Lunch  11:45am-1:15pm Tivoli Turnhalle / Livestream link forthcoming
Speaker: TBD Topic: TBD


Leadership Development Sessions 1:30-3:30pm
Session #1: TBD Lead by: TBD JSSB
Session #2: TBD Lead by: TBD JSSB
Session #3: TBD Lead by: TBD JSSB


Break 3:30-3:45pm


Speed Networking “After” 3:45-4:45pm Tivoli Turnhalle
Closing remarks 4:45-5:00pm Tivoli Turnhalle
Reception 5:00-6:30pm Tivoli Turnhalle
Light food & refreshments (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) 

*all details finalized by June 30

Community Circles: Community circles are spaces where individuals come together to engage in open dialogue, share experiences, and build connections. These types of circles are often characterized by their inclusive and democratic nature, where everyone’s voice is valued equally. The goal of the Summit’s Community Circles is to foster a sense of belonging and solidarity on the MSU Denver campus as we kick start a new academic year. Topics can range from specific problems on campus to campus-wide issues. Topic examples: faculty and staff workload, culture across campus, affiliate faculty community, etc.

Leadership Development: Leadership development session ideas should ultimately empower participants with the knowledge, skills, and insights needed to become more effective and impactful leaders in the classroom, on campus, and within our communities.

Have an idea for a community circle topic? Or a leadership development session? Submit your ideas below!
All topic submissions due EOD June 15th.
*All community circle and leadership development submissions will be reviewed by a small working group comprised of staff and faculty.

Submit Community Circle Topic Idea Here

Submit Leadership Development Session Idea Here

Submit General Comments, Questions, Ideas

Summit Point of Contact

Kelly Evans, Ph.D.

Deputy Chief of Staff | 2024 Presidential Faculty Fellow

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 303-615-0060