Leadership Denver

Transform your future: As the region’s premier leadership program, Leadership Denver transforms actively engaged civic leaders into community champions through in-depth experiences with a close network of new personal and professional relationships that last a lifetime. This 11-month program includes a class retreat and community impact project.

Applications for the Leadership Denver 2021 class are due Monday, June 8 by 5 p.m.

Leadership Denver runs annually from August to June. Applications for the Leadership Denver 2021 class are due Monday, June 8 by 5 p.m.

Pricing: There is a nonrefundable application fee of $60 and tuition is $4,100. (Scholarships may be available; learn more).

  • Meet over 11 months for a full day each month, learning about regional issues, digging deeper with your peers, exploring diverse perspectives and building relationships that matter
  • Challenge your mind and body while building team spirit during an immersive, two-day retreat
  • Connect in small group settings to hone your leadership style
  • Make your mark on the community through a team impact project
  • Become part of an influential network of diverse leaders as a Leadership Foundation alum

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.

Leadership Denver is ideal for established professionals who have a track record of giving back and can commit to engaging in the program over 11 months.

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“Leadership Denver taught me the nature of a community trustee. Thinking about my work from a trustee perspective helps make sense of our responsibility and the privilege it is to serve.”

Former Gov. Bill Ritter

LD ’93, Director, CSU Center for the New Energy Economy

“Finishing the Leadership Denver program is like giving someone a new lens, through which one observes a city in a completely different way.”

Rich Lewis

LD ’06, President & CEO, RTL Networks

“My professional career is important to me but now my civic responsibility is equally important. I will engage more in the needs of my community through the experiences I had from Leadership Denver.”

Judson Robertson

LD ’13, Director, Stream Realty

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