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 criminal behavior. Energized by [...]

October 4th, 2017|

Meet Our 2017-18 Board Chair

We have an exciting year ahead of us, and I cannot be more thrilled to have Tara Dunn as my co-pilot and Leadership Foundation board chair as we continue to give people the tools they need to get engaged – and lead – for the common good. Tara, president of HighMark Law, has been a force in our community and truly embodies Colorado’s entrepreneurial [...]

September 7th, 2017|

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 Program, Denver Public Schools, [...]

July 7th, 2017|

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 social enterprises. Each participated [...]

June 28th, 2017|

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 program—ideal for senior-level executives—will [...]

June 26th, 2017|