We believe in the power of the RFL competencies and principles to transform the way people, organizations and communities face tough problems. Collaboratively, we’ll make more progress on our toughest challenges and create lasting change in our organizations and communities.

RFL is known as THE Center for Community Leadership:

Catalyze: Increasing Leadership & Civic Capacity

through meaningful learning.

Convene: Strengthening Communities

through civic engagement.

Facilitate: Amplifying Impact and Progress

through championing a leader's journey.


Roaring Fork Leadership (RFL) helps individuals and organizations build effective leaders through training, practice and application. RFL, formerly known as Aspen Leadership, was founded in 1988 by a group of local citizens concerned about the need to strengthen relationships and skills among community leaders.

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, or through connecting community members to be involved in the community through RFL Connect. Since 1988, RFL has been the all-encompassing leadership development organization in the area bringing about effective and collaborative community change and improvement.


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. We do not want the financial barrier of our tuition to hinder someone’s participation. Will you PAY IT FORWARD by contributing to scholarship fund? Our goal for the coming program year is $20,000. Please consider donating $35 or more in celebration of our 35th program year.