Leadership Development Options

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Catamount Institute

Catamount Institute offers leadership programs based on the principles of “natural intelligence” — using nature as a model to teach people to look at their businesses, organizations and communities from a whole systems perspective.

Seeing businesses as a system allows leaders to analyze and minimize risk, discover untapped strengths and resources, avoid repeated mistakes, anticipate the broad impact of decisions and foresee trends that create opportunity.

This entrepreneurial educational offering, Dynamic Change Leader, teaches corporations and community leaders to look at their organization as a whole system and has remarkable potential for shaping the way businesses make decisions.

Catamount Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring ecological stewardship through education and leadership. Founded in 1997, the Catamount Institute, in every facet of our programs, encourages others to consciously connect with the natural systems that sustain us and to choose actions that make a positive difference in our local communities.

For more information, call 471-0910 or visit www.catamountinstitute.org.

Emerging Leaders

The Emerging Leaders Development Program is a collaborative effort among El Pomar, community leadership development programs and ethnic minority-focused community organizations.

Through this program, minority emerging leaders receive leadership skills training, and are presented opportunities to become involved in broad-based community activities, civic engagement and service on nonprofit boards and commissions. El Pomar scholarships enable these individuals to participate in programs offered by noted leadership development organizations in Colorado Springs and Pueblo.

In 2005, as an extension of the Emerging Leaders Program, El Pomar established the Milton E. Proby Cultural Heritage Room at Penrose House. This room is dedicated to preserving and documenting the contributions of African-American, Asian, Hispanic/Latino and Native American individuals from Southern Colorado. Proby was one of the first civil rights leaders to have profound influence in the campaign for equality in southern Colorado.

The Colorado Springs Leadership Institute

The Colorado Springs Leadership Institute begins with an intensive four-day training session that applies the leadership skills development approach of the renowned Center for Creative Leadership, within the specific context of challenges facing the Colorado Springs Community.

CSLI recruits established leaders who represent all segments of the community (business, government, education, nonprofit sector). After completing the course, classes participate in networking events, ongoing communication and informative programs.

Applications will be accepted January – February 2007 for the April 30 – May 4 program. For information, call Darlene Jensen at 577-7062 or e-mail djensen@elpomar.org.