Developing Leaders in Douglas County

“The presentations from the panel on economic development were invaluable. What it is, how it works, and the foresight required in planning for a strong community were extremely insightful.”  
Renee Anderson, Highlands Ranch Metro District, Class of 2018

The LDC Class of 2018 spent December and January exploring opportunities for civic engagement and gaining insight into the factors that impact Douglas County economic development; and how transportation and master planning are key factors when considering the anticipated growth within our community. Through tours, presentations and expert panelists, participants got a behind-the-scenes look at Colorado’s 18th judicial district court and saw first-hand how Charles Schwab runs its daily operations as a financial services employment hub for over 4,000 individuals in the heart of Douglas county.

Photos from these recent classes can be viewed on the LDC Facebook page

Lisa Mixon, leadership facilitator from Credit Union of Colorado, and Lara Mooney, participant from Douglas County, demonstrate the importance of clarity in project management via a peanut butter and jelly exercise!

LDC participants are receiving strong professional development training this year on building effective teams, creating a common vision, strategic planning and catalytic leadership—skills that they can take back to their workplace to make them more effective leaders and team members. Each class day revolves around a professional development session. In December, the topic was “Negotiation” with Ken Greenberg, Auctus Search Partners, LLC and Leadership & Organizations Adjunct Faculty Member at University College-DU. He used the work of Kouzes and Posner to provide a foundation for discovering “The art of mobilizing others to want to struggle with you toward a shared aspiration.” In January, Lisa Mixon, PMO Manager, Credit Union of Colorado, walked the class through strategic steps for project management as they begin working on their class project.


 Considering LDC for yourself or referring a colleague?

If you are interested in applying to Leadership Douglas County in 2018-2019 and would like to preview the program by attending a class day, please let us know by calling 720-440-3726 and/or emailing Classes start in September each year.

Many thanks to our valued sponsors who make Leadership Douglas County possible:

Presenting Sponsors—BreakThroughs, Inc., Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce Patron Sponsors—City of Lone Tree, Douglas County Government, Highlands Ranch Metro District, Town of Parker, Town of Castle Rock Program Sponsors—Adolfson & Peterson, Blackwell Communications, Charles Schwab & Co., Douglas County Libraries, South Metro Fire Rescue Authority. Host Sponsors—Arapahoe Community College, Credit Union of Colorado, IREA, Northwest Economic Development Corporation, Sky Ridge Medical Center.  Our thanks to the many other organizations and individuals who help to make each monthly session possible.