Leadership Boulder County 2014
Going behind the scenes to learn from Boulder County’s community-driven industries is more fun, educational and insightful than you could imagine!
Participating in Leadership Boulder County—a six-month leadership training program facilitated by the Boulder Chamber—involves a series of first class ‘field trips’ through which will you gain exclusive access to high-level community leaders and facilities. The program culminates in the completion of several small group projects that meet the needs of local nonprofit organizations.
2012 Leadership Boulder County Class
Leadership Boulder County from a Boulder Perspective - A project from a 2008 leadership class that details how they prgram is valuable to the community.
Projects from the 2012 Leadership Boulder Class
- Boulder Treatment Courts – Since 2009 teams have worked collaboratively on this project and completed tasks such as grant resources, forming an advisory committee, developing a website and in 2012 they focused on development and implementation of key marketing materials used by the Boulder Treatment Courts Advisory Board and administration.
- Bag Alternative Group - Reviewed and surveyed individuals in the city to create a report directed in assisting City staff in preparing options for City Council to consider reducing disposable plastic and paper bag use in Boulder.
- I Have a Dream - The leadership team worked to help improve I Have a Dream’s methods and practices in surveying to better ensure anonymity and participation among their participants.
- Marketing Mountain Schools - The Leadership Boulder team evaluated current marketing and communication strategies employed by Nederland Middle and Senior High School, developed a “brand” for the school, and recommended a marketing platform, with the objective to retain students, families, and staff.
- Provide a broad view of civic leadership through direct contact with the highest level of community leaders and a variety of institutions
- Focus on topics relevant to Boulder County’s current and future initiatives and challenges
- Foster an increased awareness of volunteer needs and opportunities to further participants’
- involvement in the community
- Develop a network of contacts among participants, presenters and alumni
2013 Session Topics*
|January 9||Introduction and Project Team Selection||8 AM-4 PM|
|January 23||Art Day||8 AM- Noon|
|February 6||Criminal Justice||8 AM- Noon|
|February 20||City and County Government||8 AM- Noon|
|March 6||Regional Community Planning||8 AM- Noon|
|March 20||Media||8 AM- Noon|
|April 3||Health and Human Services||8 AM- Noon|
|April 1||Business and Industry||8 AM- Noon|
|May 1||Education||8 AM- Noon|
|May 15||Environment||8 AM- Noon|
|June 5||Project Presentation, Graduation, and Reception||3 PM - 6:30 PM|
*Program topics are subject to change. Students are expected to commit to the allotted time and attend at least nine of the eleven sessions.
Class of 2013 Applicants
The program consists of 25-30 participants who have an interest in learning the skills to provide leadership in community service. The program is from January to June with meetings every other Wednesday and an additional commitment to work on group projects. Contact Jan Berg at 303.786.8076 for more information and tuition information. Register online here.