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A regional leadership development program designed to build human capacity and to identify, define and address the issues facing the Northern Colorado region.
 
 

 

 

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Northern Colorado is morphing into an area with regional potential, population and challenges.  Leadership with a regional perspective will be essential for a positive vision of our future. With that in mind, Leadership Northern Colorado launched in 2010 and now has over 270 graduates of the program.

A joint initiative of the Fort Collins, Greeley and Loveland Chambers of Commerce, the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and the Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County, this six-month interactive development program will focus on regional issues, regionalism and regional leadership skills.  The program is designed to educate and motivate leaders who are committed to shaping the future of our region. 

2019 Leadership Northern Colorado Prepares for Graduation

Public and alumni invited to attend presentation on leadership

The tenth Leadership Northern Colorado (LNC) class will soon complete their six-month program and LNC alumni and the public are invited to celebrate the class accomplishments and to learn more about leadership at a happy hour featuring Zach Mercurio, Ph.D., author of The Invisible Leader

Zach will explore the key, research-backed practices of Purposeful Leadership. With a specific focus on instilling belief in the purpose to compel engagement, unity, and results, leaders will learn research-backed practices to adopt a purposeful leadership approach. Leaders will also leave with clear action steps to guide their own leadership philosophy. 

Zach is the bestselling author of "The Invisible Leader: Transform Your Life, Work, and Organization with the Power of Authentic Purpose" and is a purposeful leadership and meaningful work researcher and Adjunct Professor at Colorado State University. He has had the opportunity to work on developing purposeful leaders in organizations such as The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, Crocs, The Alzheimer's Association, and The National Park Service, as well as in school districts and universities around the world. His work has been featured internationally with outlets such as Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Psychology Today, The Huffington Post, and Thrive Global.

The event will be from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on June 25 at Windsong Event Center, 2901 Saddler Blvd, outside of Fort Collins. Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and Canvas Credit Union, the event provides a great way for Alumni and the community to reconnect to the program and will raise funds to provide scholarships to future class participants.  Registration is $20 and available at www.FortCollinsChamber.com.  Registration includes snacks, drinks and the keynote presentation by Mercurio.

Leadership Northern Colorado, a joint initiative of the Fort Collins, Greeley and Loveland chambers of commerce, the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and the Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County, is designed to build human capacity and to identify, define and address the issues facing the Northern Colorado region.

The Leadership Northern Colorado program will end June 25 with a final class session and graduation by the 37 participants. The class ran from January through June 2019.

The 2019 Leadership Northern Colorado graduates are:

Brooke Alexander, Esq., Alexander & Ewert, LLC
Gysela Blanco, High Country Beverage
Kit Brown, CBRE
Aaron Buckley, Colorado State University, Parking and Transportation Services
David Crowder, McWhinney Real Estate Services, Inc.
Gabriel Dunbar, Saunders Heath Construction
Diane Ellsworth, Project Self-Sufficiency
Chris Fine, McKee Foundation
Kim Fisher, Vision Catalyst
Chris Garcia, City of Greeley
Devin Glass, Larimer County Solid Waste
Misty Gulley, Larimer County Community Corrections - AIM/Wellness Court
Tonja Hadley, Hadley Harmon Consulting
Lea Hanson, Left Lane Communications, LLC
Tina Harkness, Employers Council, Inc.
Jodee Hinton, Martin/Martin, Inc.
Dr. Matthew Hortt, High Plains Library District
Mandi Huston, Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC
Pete Iengo, City of Fort Collins Utilities
Kim Joiner, Aims Community College
Sarah Martin, North Front Range MPO
Ryan C. McLean, Poudre Fire Authority
Zachary C. Minniear, RLH Engineering, Inc.
CeCe Moreno, Employment Services of Weld County
Mistene Nugent, CBRE
Beth Phillips, The Group, Inc. Real Estate
Carolyn ‘CJ’ Renaud, Greeley-Evans School District 6
Shannon Richardson, Merrill Lynch
Michael Ruttenberg MS, LMFT, Larimer County Criminal Justice Services
Shayle Sabo, Larimer County OEM
Jessica Scheopner, Town of Windsor
Courtney Stewart, Platte River Power Authority
Kelly Strohman, Keller Williams Realty - Northern Colorado (The Strohman Group)
Sarah Swanty, Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic
Carlie Thomas, Columbine Health Systems
Emily Voshall, Eide Bailly, LLP
Becca Walkinshaw, Gallegos Sanitation, Inc.

About Leadership Northern Colorado

Leadership Northern Colorado is a program developed and designed through collaboration of the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce, Loveland Chamber of Commerce, Greeley Chamber of Commerce, Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and the Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County. The regional development program is designed to build human capacity and to identify, define and address the issues facing the Northern Colorado region. The six-month interactive program for 30 select leaders from across the region will focus on regional issues, regionalism and regional leadership skills.

 What does the 2019 program look like? 
•Six-month program – January 22, 2019 to June 25, 2019
•Fourth Tuesday of each month, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
•Classroom and tour-based instruction The tuition for the six-month program is $850 and includes all meals, session materials and graduation recognition.

What topics will be addressed? 
•Public Governance • Land Use and Infrastructure • Education and Workforce • Economic Development • Regional Leadership

Who Should Apply? 
As Leadership Northern Colorado functions as an extension of local Leadership programs, graduates of Leadership Fort Collins, Leadership Loveland and Leadership Weld County are encouraged to apply. In addition, individuals who are leaders within their own organizations, and who desire to make a long-term impact on the region, should also apply. Only 30 individuals will be selected to participate.

More Information? Contact the Leadership Northern Colorado hotline at (970) 682-3562 or LeaderNoCo@fcchamber.org.