BETTER LEADERS, BETTER COMMUNITIES

TOGETHER, WE CAN HAVE A GREATER IMPACT

Roaring Fork Leadership is known to develop BETTER LEADERS for BETTER COMMUNITIES!

Roaring Fork Leadership (RFL) helps individuals and organizations build effective leaders through training, practice and application. RFL, formerly known as Leadership Aspen, was founded in 1988 by a group of local citizens concerned about the need to strengthen relationships and skills among community leaders. RFL has been the all-encompassing leadership development organization in the area bringing about effective and collaborative community change and improvement.

Our experiential leadership models utilize high-caliber facilitators from across the country to teach adults how to be effective and invested leaders in the community. Whether individually through our flagship RFL Academy or through RFL Colab – customized training on an organizational level.

We believe leadership depends on engaging and energizing ALL community members, diagnosing the situation, framing discourse, discovering common purpose, and experimenting with ways to intervene to make progress (Steffensmeier & Chrislip, 2019). Developing this kind of leadership is itself a monumental task requiring a concerted effort to debunk existing conceptions and learn anew to shift the focus from leaders and followers to developing the civic capacity of social systems to respond to challenges. That’s why our mission is: We believe anyone can be a leader. RFL develops leadersno matter their experience, back-
ground or resourceswho make their communities better.

97% of RFL Alumni say that our programs improved their leadership skills & abilities significantly.

Upcoming Programs

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!

The Academy program provides the tools, dialogue and practical application for participants to become better leaders and thus creating a better community.

Participants describe the 10-month program as inspiring, eye-opening, life-changing, challenging, and transformative. They often have cathartic or revitalizing experiences that bring new enthusiasm and excitement to all aspects of their life – both personally and professionally.

If you want to develop your personal capacity to make an impact – the Academy is for you.

Unbiasing Workshop: Strategies for Inclusive Excellence

Unconscious biases and microaggressions can unknowingly impact our interactions and decisions within our families, workplace, and communities often hindering inclusivity and belonging. In this dynamic workshop, we’ll delve into these crucial topics and explore practical strategies for fostering inclusive communication and a sense of belonging in our environments.

By registering for this FREE event, you are expressing your interest in attending. Please note that registration does not guarantee admission. Due to limited seating and to ensure that every seat is filled, attendees will be selected based on eligibility and requirements.

BETTER LEADERS, BETTER COMMUNITIES FUNDRAISER

Did you know that RFL Academy’s tuition covers 50% of the actual cost of the program? RFL subsidizes the tuition through grants, sponsorships, and donations from individuals like YOU.

What RFL’s learned through our recent involvement in the Colorado Council on Leadership for our region about the current challenges to leadership are: barrier to access, diversification of leadership, connection and cohesion among individuals, organizations, and communities, and lastly leadership development. RFL remains dedicated to remaining relevant and realize we have a lot of work to do. We can’t do it without YOU – please schedule your donation today.