Colorado Leadership Alliance

Learn to lead: The Colorado Leadership Alliance unites collegiate leadership programs from across Colorado, exposing students to community issues outside their campus at an annual summit and connecting program directors to share best practices. The Student Leader of the Year is awarded live at the summit.

Become a mentor for the Colorado Leadership Alliance Mentors Walk on Jan. 25, 2020.

Colorado Leadership Alliance students and program directors meet each year at a summit hosted by the Leadership Foundation.

The next summit will be Jan. 25, 2020, at the Tivoli Student Union at the Auraria Campus.

  • Students work on skills that build confidence and their own leadership style while connecting with students from across the state
  • Professionals can volunteer and connect with students during the Mentors Walk at the annual CLA Summit in January, sharing lessons learned

Our goal in every Leadership Foundation program is for you to gain the knowledge, network, skills and experience to enhance your impact in the community. How you work matters as much as what you do, which is why our community values—Colorado’s Civic DNA™—are part of every program.

College students must be enrolled in their collegiate leadership program to participate in the Colorado Leadership Alliance. Professionals looking to get involved can join the Mentors Walk at the summit in January.

Student? Contact Your Campus — Colorado Leadership Alliance Schools
Undergraduate students who are enrolled in the leadership training programs of the following Colorado institutions are part of CLA. Students interested in participating in one of these programs may follow the link below to learn more about that school’s leadership program.

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“Every year I always walk away having learned something new and with a reinvigorated passion to keep doing amazing things to help those around me.”

Jared Michini-Kerr,

Colorado State University at Pueblo

“I was able to meet a lot of great people that were very much interested in similar things to me, and I met some extremely influential people from within our local community.”

Nikki van den Heever,

University of Colorado at Boulder

“I was surprised by how much I got out of the experience. It was a good opportunity to expand my network as well as discuss and share insight on many relevant topics.”

Daron Williamson,

United States Air Force Academy

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