Leadership Exchange

For 28 years we’ve been taking 160 of the region’s top leaders to a different city to learn from its leaders on the annual Leadership Exchange (LEX) program. From Mexico City to Phoenix to San Diego to Pittsburgh, we’ve brought home the best practices and innovations that other cities have to offer and applied them here at home. You’ll see the application of the lessons learned on these trips across our region.

We’re heading to Munich Oct. 17 – 22 for the 2017 Leadership Exchange.

We’re heading to Munich Oct. 17-22 for the 2017 Leadership Exchange.

On this trip, the delegation will:

  • Explore the latest leadership trends and innovations of another community, then launch new ideas in the Denver metro area
  • Activate your network and make new connections
  • Reach top influencers and decision-makers across all sectors of our community

Check out the recap of the 2016 trip to Salt Lake City to see the one-of-a-kind experiences and insights that LEX provides.

Although participation in this program is by invitation only, nominations are accepted six months before departure to ensure a diverse delegation with broad experience and relevant expertise.


Though this program is by invitation only, those who are interested in being a part of the delegation can apply for a limited number of available seats. Only one individual per company is eligible to participate (excluding higher level program sponsors). The delegation is comprised, primarily, of board leadership and investors of the Leadership Foundation and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and its affiliates.

Did you miss out on this year’s trip to Salt Lake City? Don’t worry, applications for an invitation to the 2017 trip to Munich will open in July 2017. Stay tuned!

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Gain insight into the 2016 Leadership Exchange to Salt Lake City. Click below to check out the recap.

2016 Leadership Exchange Recap

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The Leadership Exchange has been powerful in driving our economy forward and helping us do extraordinary things.
Tom Clark, President & CEO, Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation
The phenomenal networking and bonding opportunities with other Denver leaders is priceless.
Michael Niyompong, LEX, LD ’11, ID ’08, CE
I feel I am bringing back insights and ideas that will change the way I approach my work, my company and my city.
Andrea Fulton, LEX, LD ’15, Deputy Director, Denver Art Museum
One of the benefits [of LEX] is the value of synergy between sectors. As we rely more and more on public private partnerships to solve our most complex problems, these relationships are key.
James Mejia, LEX, LD ’95, CEO, Mejia Associates
I have been on 20 of the 25 LEX trips. I make it a priority for a lot of reasons. One is that the learnings are interactive—we don’t spend all day in a classroom.
Rob Cohen, LEX, LD ’91, Chairman & CEO, IMA Financial Group

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