About Leadership Program of the Rockies (LPR)

The Leadership Program of the Rockies is America’s premier institute to develop, strengthen, train and equip emerging leaders to reach new heights in public policy and the political process.

LPR identifies and brings together emerging leaders from the legal, economic, business, political, nonprofit and civic professions to learn how visionary, principle-centered leadership can positively impact their community.

How Does LPR Work?

The Leadership Program of the Rockies consists of nine full-day sessions, from October through June.

Many of the most recognized and respected experts in the country – including experts on current events, leadership and the political process – lead each session. LPR students are of extremely high caliber and each year’s class is limited to 65 students to foster collaborative, participatory learning and to maximize interaction among students and presenters.

For an overview of the program and the application process, click here to watch the recruitment webinar.

Who Can Apply to LPR?

Anyone may apply who is interested in making a difference in his or her community. LPR participants have demonstrated leadership, and have the potential to achieve even more! We are seeking motivated, capable men and women from diverse professional backgrounds and from all geographic areas of Colorado.

The criteria for selection in to the program will be an applicant’s real world and professional background, a review of their education, as well as involvement in community service activities.

Cost of LPR

The tuition cost for the 2017 - 2018 class is $2,150. The full cost of the program is $6,500 per person, but we are able to fundraise enough throughout the year to subsidize the majority of the cost. Students who are selected to participate in the program must agree to full participation in the program. Partial scholarship opportunities are available to those who may need financial assistance. We also offer payment plans.

Application Process

The Leadership Program of the Rockies will begin accepting applications for the class of 2019 in April 2018.  Applications and Letters of Recommendation are due on August 31.  A selection committee comprised of public policy leaders will review all applications, and interviews will be conducted in September. The final selections will be announced at the completion of the interview process.

Interested in Applying?

If you or someone you know is interested in applying for the 2018-2019 class of LPR, the application period will open in April 2018.

How does the LPR work?

The Leadership Program of the Rockies consists of nine full-day sessions, held the second Friday every month.  There is a two-day retreat in February.

Many of the most recognized and respected experts in the country – including experts on current events, leadership and the political process – lead each session. LPR students are of extremely high caliber and each year’ s class is limited to sixty-five students to foster collaborative, participatory learning and to maximize interaction among students and presenters.

Students who are selected to participate in the program pay a modest fee and agree to full participation in the program. Scholarship opportunities are available to those who may need financial assistance.