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Leadership Fellows of Boulder County

What We Do

The program’s curriculum emphasizes building networks and tangible tools for local leadership roles. Curriculum topics may include, among others, Boulder County economics, Local Government 101, inclusive leadership, planning and development, critical human needs, health, education, arts and culture, and selling your vision – as well as roundtable discussions on a range of timely issues, from affordable housing to immigration and criminal justice.

Leadership Fellows Boulder County will begin in September 2023. Monthly half-day sessions will take place throughout Boulder County and will feature facilitated conversations with current leaders from the business, civic, nonprofit and cultural sectors. Tuition is $1,500 for the 11-month program. Scholarships are available based upon need.

Some topics to be presented include (but not limited to):

  • Local Government
  • Inclusive Leadership
  • Boulder County Economics
  • Arts & Culture
  • Community Health
  • Critical Human Needs
  • Education & Changing Workforce
  • Housing & Transportation
  • Environment

Contact Us

Erika McNab
Erika McNab

Erika McNab
Program Coordinator


Fellow Graduates

Join Non-Profit Boards

Fellow Graduates

Earned Promotion Within Year

Fellow Graduates

Join Government Board/Commission

Program Resources

Participation Requirements

Graduates are expected to take on a local leadership role -- board, commission, candidate campaign, or equivalent -- within six months of completing the program.

Participants Must:

  • Work and/or live in Boulder County
  • Desire to make a positive impact
  • Be willing to challenge yourself and others
  • Be open to new thinking about your role as a leader
  • Commit to attend monthly half-day sessions for 11 months
  • Have a willingness to work collectively and be open to learning


Thank you for your interest in Leadership Fellows Boulder County, a joint program of the Community Foundation Boulder County and the Boulder Chamber.

If you would like to be notified when the next round of applications opens, please provide your contact information below.

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