Enhancing, encouraging, and promoting transformational leadership across Colorado
People are at the center of any organization’s success, and honing leadership skills is key to unlocking human potential. Developing and improving as a leader is a life-long journey, and one that El Pomar recognizes as critical to organizational health and our statewide ecosystem. In 1995, El Pomar created Penrose Organizational and Professional Leadership Experience (PeOPLE) to provide an opportunity for executives to tap into their leadership potential and improve their organizations. Formerly known as Nonprofit Executive Leadership Program, PeOPLE partners with Center for Creative Leadership to provide a four-day experience that helps leaders build and sustain healthy relationships and grow their leadership impact. With PeOPLE, our goal is to continue to support leadership for all of Colorado in every sector.
This program is for individuals who are leading public, private and nonprofit organizations. Each year the program focuses on leaders from a specific sector or industry to maximize learning conversations and networking opportunities between participants from all regions of the state.
In 2023, the goal of the program was to provide El Pomar's Fellowship Alumni the necessary tools to expand their leadership capacity. Check back soon for when we announce the sector focus for the 2024 program and open up the application process.
2024 – Sector will be announced by December 2023 and applications will open in spring of 2024.
- You have at least five years of leadership experience leading people and/or projects.
- You demonstrate commitment to learning and self-development including a willingness to coach and be coached.
- Stay tuned for further details on the 2024 application criteria.
This customized leadership development program is offered at a significantly reduced tuition of $500.
Participants must cover program fee plus travel, lodging and some meals.
Watch for updates regarding the 2024 application timeline and session dates.
What can I expect to achieve in this program?
Through various personality and 360-degree assessments, experiential learning activities and individualized executive coaching, you will be better able to:
Leverage self-awareness through a deeper understanding of your personality preferences and leadership style
Move from reliance on your own insights to catalyzing the insight of others in confidential, one-on-one coaching conversations with accredited professionals
Gain deeper skills in giving and receiving feedback to colleagues, direct reports and other stakeholders
Incorporate resilience practices to promote well-being
Build and leverage relationships with a broader network of learning partners
Identify individual and organizational development goals and strategies
What Alumni Are Saying
This program pushes you, which isn’t always enjoyable in the traditional sense, but I felt so supported through the process that I did enjoy it without question.
I often attend trainings and workshops with a goal of increasing my knowledge and skill set and I usually end up disappointed with the training and learning. This training met me where I was at and gave me many valuable tools, info, and resources.
The tools were incredibly valuable, the facilitators were knowledgeable, and the peers were warm and engaging. I had so many tangible skills I learned and am excited to incorporate.
Explore our other Leadership Development Programs
We provide a series of programs directed at young leaders, leaders of color, and nonprofit executives to support our goal of continually developing and enhancing leadership throughout the state.
We know that giving young leaders an opportunity to grow and learn how to lead in the nonprofit sector is critical to the long term success of organizations in Colorado. We created our Fellowship program for recent college graduates and early career professionals to support the pipeline of leadership in our state.
In an effort to encourage interest in philanthropy among continuing undergraduate college students, El Pomar offers a summer Internship annually to provide nonprofit work experience and professional development.
Elevating Leadership Development (ELD) was created in 2003 to address the lack of access for people of color in Southern Colorado to tap into their leadership potential. Through ELD, El Pomar empowers leaders of color by providing scholarships to leadership development programming, civic engagement and board opportunities, and engagement with community members and grant opportunities.