Impact Denver

There’s no better way than Impact Denver to get to know the region, develop as a leader and discover ways to contribute to your community. Impact Denver (ID) provides up-and-coming leaders with an introduction to local business and civic issues, the opportunity to learn from community leaders and experts, volunteer opportunities and networking and mentorship opportunities to promote civic, professional and personal growth.

Applications for the Spring 2017 Impact Denver class are now closed. 

Participants meet one day every month for six months to learn from community leaders and experts and to participate in volunteer, networking and mentorship opportunities.

In this program, you will:

  • Hear multiple perspectives on issues the metro area is buzzing about
  • Grow as a leader through leadership skill development curriculum
  • Be introduced to the influential leaders moving our region forward
  • Establish a strong network with fellow emerging civic leaders
  • Team up with classmates to complete a project for a local nonprofit organization
  • Become a part of the Leadership Foundation family, a diverse group of 3,500 program alumni who have shaped our community

Here are the issues that the 2017 spring class will zoom in on:

Orientation and Class Project Selection
The Challenges of Rapid Growth
Education Day
Arts & Culture
Colorado’s Environment
Final Day and Project Reports

ID participants are Denver metro area professionals in the early stages of their civic involvement who are interested in developing their leadership skills, learning about the region and kickstarting their engagement in the community.

Requirements: Class members are required to attend all sessions, complete experiential assignments and participate in a community volunteer project (scheduled outside the regular class sessions).

Program fee for the spring class of 2017:

Chamber members: $1,650

Nonmembers: $1,750

Meet the 2017 Impact Denver Spring Class.

Applications for the Spring 2017 Impact Denver class are closed.
Impact Denver Spring 2017 | Community Partner Project Proposals

The Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation and the Impact Denver Spring 2017 Class (Jan. through June) invite proposals from community organizations for ideas on specific, short term projects that could help your organization enhance its current work.

Objectives of the Impact Denver class project are to:

  • Provide participants with an opportunity to practice team leadership, project planning and group management skills
  • Enable participants to develop stronger relationships with class members
  • Prepare participants for future leadership activities by creating a sense of collective impact
  • Meet a need based on an organizational or community issue

Next Steps

Who’s in the spring 2017 Impact Denver class?


View the spring 2017 Impact Denver class calendar.


If you’re interested in participating in Impact Denver, click below for more information.

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Alumni Spotlight

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Director of Communications, Denver Institute for Faith & Work

“Like many professionals in this community, I’m not originally from Colorado. Impact Denver gave me insight into the region’s key issues. I use what I learned on a daily basis to help my clients consider the big picture. It also informs my service and leadership as a volunteer and board member for local nonprofits.”


As a result of my ID experience, I’m going to leverage my talents and invest time to positively impact the local community.
Ryan Padilla, ID '14, RAS & Associates
[The most valuable part of ID is] exposure to local issues that light the fire and give you an avenue to make a difference in an area that interests you.
Clay Waller, ID ’14, Audit Senior Manager, Eide Bailley LLP
I appreciated the exposure to critical issues facing our area and a wide variety of community leaders from all sectors who also want to impact our community in significant ways.
Nancy McCarney, ID ’12, Senior Program Manager, Scientific & Cultural Facilities District

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