|Location||Vail Centre - Edwards Campus|
|Tuition||$1,500.00 – includes all course materials, facilitation and lunch during each session. All employees of public agencies and nonprofits are eligible for a 50% scholarship through the Vail Centre Community Scholarship Fund.|
|2018 Schedule||Download Schedule|
"You don't have to be a manager to be a leader, but self directing your career and your life as a leader let's you feel the rain," Amanda Bay, IT Project Manager, Eagle County Government.
"The course affected me in a profound way and provided me with applicable tools for the journey through life not just my career," Gregg Barrie, Senior Landscape Architect,Town of Vail.
"The most powerful takeaway was the realization that I'm not just an educator, I'm a member of my community," Jennifer Martinez, Director of Exceptional Student Services, Eagle County School District.
"This course demonstrated that your ethics are your personal brand whether you realize it or not. When you look inside and align your work with your values you get more satisfaction out of work and it makes life more meaningful," Leah Cribari, Laboratory Supervisor, Eagle River Water & Sanitation District.
"With the Community Leadership Academy, I know that if I focus on me, it will benefit my community and my family,” Shelley Bellm, Community Development, Town of Vail.
Special Thanks to the Town of Vail for their support
The Community Leadership Academy is an experience for individuals who want to enhance their leadership capabilities and connect with like-minded professionals in Eagle County. The program helps participants develop strong values-based leadership skills, create a broad network of confidants, as well as build trust and consistency between Eagle County businesses and agencies. This unique environment also presents the opportunity for participants to learn about the practical application of the skills and strategies through roundtable discussions, group collaboration, and case study analysis.
Who Should Register?
- Participants who have successfully completed the Community Leadership Academy Leadership Foundations
- Professionals looking to elevate their performance as leaders and expand their networks
- Leaders looking to expand their management competencies and communication skills
- Managers looking to build higher levels of engagement within their team
The Community Leadership Academy’s Critical Thinking Program will begin with a Personal Discovery Retreat. Located in the backcountry of Eagle County, the retreat is delivered in a small group setting. Participants will spend two days being guided through a series of individual and group exercises that will help them define the various aspects of a strong leader, including Values, Strengths, Passions, Legacy, and ultimately, their Life Purpose. The serene natural environment will also allow for participants to spend time alone for reflection.
The retreat will be followed up with 5 work sessions in which participants will develop their critical thinking skills in real world scenarios. Participants will have access to case studies developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and other learning partners of the Vail Centre. The work sessions will consist of pre-work reading, 25% of classroom delivery of research and case study information, 50% of small group breakout sessions to formulate an opinion and solution, and 25% of open discussion to support collective learning. Participants must complete the Personal Discovery Retreat and all 5 work sessions to receive a certificate.
Outcomes are derived from the strategies, techniques, and tools used throughout the process. Participants will gain the knowledge and experience by actively engaging in and leading various activities that can then be used in their day-to-day roles within their organization.
- Direct application of Leadership Foundation theories and strategies
- Identify current issues within their organization and work groups
- Encourage others to develop a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of complex issues internally and externally
- Develop strong critical thinking & decision-making core competencies
- Shape judgment and refine ethical scaffolding
- Enhance communication skills
- Understanding the need to develop research-based justification and solutions
The Vail Centre is committed to providing access to all of our programs through a dedicated scholarship fund. The generosity of our donors makes this possible with special thanks to: