Nonprofit Executive Leadership Program

The El Pomar Nonprofit Executive Leadership Program is a customized, four-day program offered to Colorado nonprofits in partnership with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). The Center for Creative Leadership offers world-class training to managers and leaders seeking a variety of developmental experiences. To date, over 300 nonprofit executives have taken advantage of this customized program at the Colorado Springs campus. El Pomar Foundation and the Center for Creative Leadership are able to offer sizable underwriting to help nonprofit executives participate in this program.


The Details

This program is for nonprofit executive directors, presidents, and CEO’s with five or more years of nonprofit experience who are leading Colorado-based organizations with operating budgets of more than $750,000.  Applicants must intend to remain in their current position for at least one year. There is an application process and a registration fee for the program. (If your organization's operating budget is under $750,000, click here for information on our Regional NELP alternative.)

The cost of the CCL program for participants is only $750, a fraction of the actual cost for the course.


What They're Saying

“I feel more focused, more inspired, and more excited both personally and professionally.”

Testimonial from 2014 NELP Alumni, Barbara Raynor, Managing Director, Boomers Leading Change in Health 

 “This was a profound week and will have a positive impact at work and home.” 

Testimonial from 2014 NELP Alumni, Megan Wilson, Executive Director, Reach Out and Read Colorado

“The NELP program from CCL and El Pomar was far and away the most valuable training program I have ever attended. I've never encountered a program with such thorough and personalized feedback, combined with a look at the deeper, internal and psychological factors involved in successful leadership development.”

Testimonial from 2013 NELP Alumni, Tony Shawcross, CEO, Open Media Foundation


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Nonprofit Executive Leadership Program (NELP) at the Center for Creative Leadership