Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How does LPR work?

The Leadership Program of the Rockies consists of nine full-day sessions, the second Friday of each month: October through June. Classes are from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., followed by an optional happy hour.

Many of the most recognized and respected experts in the country – including authorities 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.

Is this a political candidate training program?

No. Although many graduates have successfully pursued elective office, the program is not specifically about politics, but about building responsible citizen leaders across every sector of society.

Who can apply to LPR? 

Anyone may apply who is interested in making a difference in his or her community.  LPR seeks motivated, capable men and women from diverse professional backgrounds from all geographic areas.  The criteria for selection into the program are an applicant’s real world and professional background, a review of their education, as well as involvement in community service activities.

What is the time commitment of the program?

You are required to attend all sessions unless you have received an excused absence.  You are only allowed two absences to graduate from the program. You will be required to pay a $50 fee if your absence is unexcused.  Additionally, you will be asked to do outside reading and assignments (written and oral quizzes) over the course of the nine months.

What will I get out of LPR?

You will get out of LPR as much as you put into it. You will have the opportunity to learn the critical elements of freedom, ground yourself in the timeless principles of the American Founding, and be trained in visionary, principle-centered leadership to positively impact your community, and tools to be more persuasive. As a member of this high-caliber network, you will also be exposed to over 2200 graduates.

What is the cost of the program?

Regular tuition for the 2024 – 2025 class is $2,895 and may increase in subsequent years. The actual cost per class member is $7,500.  As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, we are fortunate to have a Board of Directors and other donors who make large financial contributions to substantially subsidize the cost of the program for our members.

Are scholarships offered?

Yes. Partial scholarship opportunities are available on a competitive basis and require a “scholarship request” letter to be submitted with your application, explaining why you should be considered for a scholarship. If you are awarded a partial scholarship based on your application and entrance interview, you will be informed of it upon your acceptance into LPR.

Do I need to be nominated for LPR?

No. However, each LPR application requires two letters of recommendation from people who can elaborate on your leadership skills, leadership potential, character, sphere of influence, etc.

How do I apply?

Applications are available anytime on our website at Completed applications are due by August 31, 2024.

Please visit for questions and more information, or call 303.488.0018