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, 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.
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 2023 - 2024 class is $2,495. The full cost of the program is $6,500 per person, but LPR is able to fundraise 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.
The Leadership Program of the Rockies application process for the next class will open again next summer. A selection committee comprised of public policy leaders will review all applications and letters of recommendation, followed by interviews. The final selections will be announced following the completion of the interview process.
Interested in Applying?
If you or someone you know is interested in applying for the 2024-2025 class of LPR, nominate them here. We will notify them when applications open.