School of Extended Studies

Naropa University's School of Extended Studies offers a number of non-credit certificates, national and international conferences and continuing education programs. In addition to our on-going certificate program Authentic Leadership, we have co-sponsored conferences and weekend workshops.

Extended Studies sells a limited number of non-credit seats on our regular academic courses.
View the PDF schedule for further information on courses with seats available to the public. Then register here for the selected courses. If the course has prerequisites or other restrictions as indicated in this schedule, it is strongly encouraged that a non-degree student contact the department or instructor to determine if the student is adequately prepared for the course. If the course specifies that permission of department is required, the student must obtain written permission.

Authentic Leadership 

Authentic Leadership's blended learning format encourages deep, personal learning, fast assimilation of conceptual models and practical application to the workplace. The program offers you a transformative learning experience integrating the best of Western leadership practices with the wisdom of Eastern contemplative traditions.

Learn more about the Authentic Leadership Program.

Discover upcoming events sponsored by the Authentic Leadership Center. 


REL158/504W Breeze of Simplicity: Look to the Mountain 

Dr. Greg CajeteOctober 2–4, 2015
Friday, 7–9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Nalanda Events Center // 6287 Arapahoe Ave.

Weekend Workshop Cost: $200 for non-credit, $975 for-credit
Friday night talk only: $20 at the door
Register here. Look for the Register for Fall 2015 Weekend Workshops link under either 'Non-degree Students: Non-Credit' or 'Non-degree Students: Academic Credit,' depending on your preference. 

 Using his book Look to the Mountain as the text for the weekend, Dr. Cajete will engage students in discovering their true “face”, “heart”, and “foundation” (true work). He will employ a technique called “Whole Body Storying” which uses one’s personal story as a basis to construct a body-sized mixed media art piece that reflects the personal expression of their story artistically, symbolically, and metaphorically.

Gregory Cajete, Native American educator whose work is dedicated to honoring the foundations of indigenous knowledge in education. Dr. Cajete is a Tewa Indian from Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico. Currently, he is Director of Native American Studies and an Associate Professor in the Division of Language, Literacy, and Socio-cultural Studies in the College of Education at the University of New Mexico and has authored seven books. 

Dr. Cajete designs culturally-responsive curricula geared to the special needs and learning styles of Native American students. These curricula are based upon Native American understanding of the “nature of nature’ and utilizes this foundation to develop an understanding of the science and artistic thought process as expressed in Indigenous perspectives of the natural world.