Programs & Events 2017-03-10T16:42:40+00:00

Programs & Events

Point to a community success in our region, and a grad of one of our programs was probably involved. We’re shaping our region and inspiring the leaders of today and tomorrow by offering education, leadership development and personal connections.

Our mission is to provide content, context and access to inspire leaders to engage in issues critical to the region’s success.

These programs focus on preparing leaders in various stages of their civic engagement journeys to tackle our region’s challenges through classes that give a 360-degree view of regional challenges, emphasize relationship-building and offer leadership development curriculum.

Start your leadership development early

The Colorado Leadership Alliance (CLA) is a leadership program for college students. The program includes leadership education programs at 13 Colorado universities that equip students with skills for civic engagement and career success and connects students to Denver leaders through the annual CLA Summit.

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Get on the leadership fast track

Impact Denver (ID) provides up-and-coming leaders with an introduction to local business and civic issues, the opportunity to learn from community leaders and experts, volunteer opportunities and networking and mentorship opportunities to promote civic, professional and personal growth.

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Transform your future

One of the most celebrated leadership programs in the region, Leadership Denver (LD) equips leaders with knowledge of important regional issues and strong connections across private, public and nonprofit sectors that are instrumental in creating a vibrant community.


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Our leadership immersion programs take you to the epicenter of the issues, illuminating our region’s challenges and innovative solutions through high-intensity experiences that offer behind-the-scenes tours, exclusive access to experts from our region and beyond and opportunities to deepen connections with metro area leaders.

Learn from our neighbors

Hop on board for two days and one night of leadership immersion. Learn how Colorado’s sectors and industries are coming together to tackle statewide challenges.

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See more than sights

Leadership Exchange (LEX) is an annual city-to-city trip that convenes our region’s top leaders to strengthen collective vision and collaboration in our community, to provide inspiration for solutions to regional issues and to forge relationships among metro Denver’s top leaders.

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Meet your city

Access Denver (AD), a two-day intensive program for senior-level executives, introduces you to the top issues and business leaders of the day.

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Our events are a great way to expand your community connections, gain inspiration from other leaders and enhance your community impact through a continuing relationship with the Leadership Foundation.

Be inspired to lead with purpose

Our luncheon is a time to reconnect with fellow community leaders and be inspired to keep moving our region forward.

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