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LEX Inspiring Colorado Leaders

Over the past few years I’ve grown familiar with the benefits of the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation’s (DMCLF) programs: an expanded network of high-powered professionals; exposure not only to civic problems, but also to potential solutions for those problems; a deepened sense of community and possibility. And my first Leadership Exchange (LEX) trip to Munich provided all of those [...]

LEX: A Culture of Fostering Innovation

Jeff Dolan and Cindy Parsons. In the weeks following the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation’s Leadership Exchange (LEX), I’ve been reflecting more on what I brought back with me. I think of LEX as a “pop-up incubator,” where great ideas and talented people come together to exercise their civic leadership and create community impact.  While the careful curation [...]

What’s Amazon’s leadership style?

You may have heard that a small e-tailer named Amazon is looking for a second headquarters in North America. And, some folks put us at the top of their list of prospective homes for Jeff Bezos’ company. We know the impact it could lead to in Colorado: 50,000 jobs over the next 10 to 15 years, $5 billion in investment [...]

LEX 2016 Alums Work to Bring TOSA to Denver

The Other Side Academy (TOSA) is a social enterprise nonprofit where repeat criminals and chronic substance abusers, many of whom experience homelessness, can change their lives. Delegates of the 2016 Leadership Exchange in Salt Lake City experienced TOSA, which functions as a school where students learn vocational, pro-social and life skills so they can succeed on “the other side” of addiction and [...]

Impact Denver Project Teams: Stepping Up to the Challenge

Leadership isn’t just a state of being; it’s an activity – that’s the mantra of the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation. And, that’s why its participants get out into the community to put their leadership skills to the test. The spring 2017 Impact Denver class partnered with 10 nonprofits: Bluff Lake Nature Center, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Denver Preschool [...]

Lending a Hand to Social Enterprise

Social enterprise is growing in Denver, and in the spring, an Impact Denver project team and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce partnered to launch a training program for social enterprises – Sprout Tank: Growing Social Enterprise. Sprout Tank is a pitch-focused event (think “Shark Tank”) with a twist: all the businesses are social enterprises. The program launched in April with 10 [...]

College Students Connect with Leaders

Editor’s note: An important part of leadership is bringing in others to learn and grow their leadership skills. With that in mind, the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation provides opportunities for college students in its Colorado Leadership Alliance of university leadership programs to attend other programs with more seasoned leaders. One student explains his experience on Access Denver (the next [...]

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