Degree: Credit available Non-credit
For more than 30 years, the Rocky Mountain Leadership Program has been an intensive, residential leadership program for Colorado, national and international leaders in public service. This unique program brings up to 30 professionals working in government, nonprofits and as elected officials together in the Colorado mountains for one week of workshops and experiences that enhance skills, inspire, inform, recharge and prepare leaders to engage differently in their work and communities. Workshops are taught by academic and practice-focused faculty with a focus on the context of U.S. nonprofits and government.
Interest Categories: Public Administration & Policy
Campus: Off campus
Rocky Mountain Leadership Program is a week-long, intensive, residential leadership program for professionals working in government, nonprofits and as elected officials. The program occurs in early October at the Mountain Thunder Lodge in Breckenridge, Colorado. Attendees stay on the lodge property, and sessions are held in the main lodge building.
The nature-rich environment offers a perfect setting for learning, personal reflection, professional networking and planning for new approaches to your leadership. Session topics include leadership style, self-awareness, teamwork, strategic thinking, neuroscience of leadership, ethics, emotional intelligence and change leadership. Workshop content is customized based on the experiences and interests of each cohort.
Rocky Mountain Leadership Program is well suited for mid- to high-level managers in nonprofits, government, special districts and elected officials in Colorado and across the U.S.
Each program has a theme for the year, and the 2021 theme will be Leading Through Equity and Change.
DUE TO COVID-19 OUR MODE OF LEARNING WILL BE VIRTUAL FOR 2021.
The Rocky program will be held as 9 synchronous, virtual workshops between September 18 and December 9, 2021, and in an online learning system. The virtual sessions will be experiential and discussion-based workshops with Rocky faculty who are experts in their field.
2021 Dates and Times (all times are in Mountain Time)
The program fee is $1,800 and includes seminars, leadership self-assessments, special guests, activities and books that coincide with the programming. An online classroom connects students to each other and to course materials before and after the program.
Students seeking academic credit pay an additional $200 fee plus University fees. Scholarships are available.
Recommended Completion Time:1 week
Max Transfer Credits:0
Max Credits Per Year:3
Required Credits for Completion:0 Credits
The Rocky Mountain Program is a once in a lifetime experience that lasts a lifetime. As a manager in the public sector I think it’s very important to send my staff through this program along with upper-level management.- Greg Winkler, County Administrator
Executive Director of the School of Public Affairs Institute; Lecturer