Colorado Springs Leadership Institute - Colorado Springs Leadership Institute - CSLI

Transforming Community

Developing Leaders


We believe in Colorado Springs.

We believe our city needs authentic, bold, and innovative leaders.

We provide leaders with professional development, a diverse network, and continuous learning opportunities.

Working collectively, CSLI graduates have a meaningful impact in our community.


Colorado Springs

CSLI, the Colorado Springs Leadership Institute, impacts a diverse group of thought leaders and community servants through its powerful network and its week-long program that focuses on self-reflection, interpersonal growth, and leadership transformation. CSLI graduates go on to impact our community, their personal networks, and the organizations in which they work.

Flagship Program

A week-long course. A lifelong impact.

CSLI’s core is about impact. We provide a program that emboldens individuals to be better people, leaders, citizens, and servants of our community.

Each spring, 16 leaders from a variety of industries and experiences across the community participate in an immersive, week-long program where they network, share ideas, problem-solve and form collaborative relationships. Participants are nominated by CSLI graduates and, based on a robust review of applications, CSLI’s Selection Committee determines the members of the year’s class.

Alumni Network

CSLI brings together leaders representing every segment of our community with a network of over 400 key influencers and decision makers. Graduates share the common bond of the CSLI experience and a passion to make Colorado Springs better.

With our commitment to ethical behavior, respectful and inclusive relationships, and solution-oriented leadership, we are poised to be a clearinghouse for new ideas and a network for dialogue and communication within the Pikes Peak region. Whenever members of the CSLI network convene, people trust that the group (no matter how large or small) will offer a diverse, balanced, and thoughtful voice on a broad spectrum of issues, assisting the community where it requires input.

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