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Postponed: Leadfit 2020


This event has been postponed to summer/fall 2021 – new dates TBD.

Perhaps you’ve been wondering where to go to obtain the leadership tools and skills you need. Or, you know someone whose got great potential and needs additional training in those ever-important interpersonal and supervisory skills to be well-positioned for promotion. Consider LeadFit 2020, sponsored by the Colorado Society of CPAs, a program specifically for CPAs and CPA-track accounting professionals who are looking to grow professionally and personally.




July 23
Welcome BBQ for all participants, with LeadFit Facilitator Lorrie Blanchard Tietze and COCPA leadership.

July 24
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., COCPA Education Center, Englewood. Breakfast and lunch included.

August 21
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., COCPA Education Center, Englewood. Breakfast included and optional lunch.

September 18
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., COCPA Education Center, Englewood. Breakfast included and optional lunch.

November 6
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., COCPA Education Center, Englewood. Breakfast, lunch, and graduation reception included.

NOTE:  E-Materials are not available for this program.  Please disregard the “Receive E-Materials” option in the registration area below.  

Curious what past participants have said about the program?

“I have only positive experiences to reflect on from my time in LeadFit. The course teaches you many core competencies required to be a successful leader. It’s easy to see how effective the curriculum is in developing trust with employees, peers, or any relationship where the techniques are applied.” – Jason Sands, SM Energy

”LeadFit changed the way I think about and approach leadership. Relationships are the foundation of any business, especially for CPAs. Learning about how much relationship building involves introspection has been invaluable professionally and personally. Lorrie is incredibly knowledgeable and teaches the content of the program with passion and clarity. I would recommend LeadFit to any one at any level of the profession. It will open your eyes to the relationship side of the business that you wished you would have known a long time ago.” – Kyle Green, Wall Smith Bateman Inc, Alamosa

“LeadFit—I have been out of public accounting for about 10 years and wanted an update and reboot. The classes were very informative and learning new ways to interact is a huge plus. The participants were a great group of professionals and the relationships I developed are priceless. I would take the class every year if I could. Lorrie was a great leader and we had a lot of fun too!” – Elizabeth Christine Nickels, CPA, Wellstar Corporation

Learning Objectives


This innovative leadership development program, created in collaboration with Interface Consulting, LLC, is designed to enable you to gain the knowledge, skills, and practice to achieve your desired professional and personal results including interacting effectively with, leading, and managing people. The program is limited to 16 participants who  commit to attending all sessions.

You are also encouraged to identify an individual from your firm or company who will serve as your sponsor. Delivered over five months, the program is recommended for 24 hours of continuing professional education credit. It includes two 8-hour and two 4-hour group workshops, a special debriefing session, individual coaching, a welcome BBQ hosted by COCPA CEO Mary Medley and COCPA leadership, and a celebration event at its conclusion.


You will receive, over the five-month period, up to two hours of optional, individual phone coaching to address your specific needs. Additional coaching time will be available at a discounted rate. All coaching and group sessions are confidential.




Major Topics
  • Relationship Building – listening and presence; professional and personal
  • Managing a Team v. Leading a Team – goal setting; conflict resolution
  • Performance Evaluation and Feedback – acknowledgement; confrontation; resolution; rewards
  • Negotiation – message tailoring; requesting
  • Rainmaking – thinking styles; generational styles
  • Role Definition – qualitative and quantitative
  • Defining Your “Best Work” – linking to purpose, commitment, and boundaries


Colorado Society of CPAs
Course Level
CPE Field of Study
Lorrie Tietze
Advanced Preparation


Colorado Society Of CPAs
7887 E Belleview Ave
Englewood, CO 80111 US
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July 23 - 6, 2020
12:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT
Colorado Society Of CPAs
7887 E Belleview Ave
Englewood, CO 80111 US
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Postponed: Leadfit 2020

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