At Leadership Douglas County, we are all about creating a strong community through our programs for all leaders — civic, business, service, religious and non-profit. Founded in 2000 by the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Douglas County helps emerging and recognized leaders expand their skills, and enhance their knowledge of local and state issues, as well as leverage their individual passion to make positive changes in our community.
Leadership Douglas County (LDC) provides the opportunity for participants to broaden their knowledge of the community while enhancing their leadership skills. The program brings diverse people together to learn from each other, creates an expectation of servant leadership, and builds in real opportunities to teach knowledge and skills.
This signature program is a nine month opportunity for 30 leaders and emerging leaders to come together to learn about the issues facing our region, and to promote community stewardship, while creating lifelong networks that foster professional goals. The tone for the entire program year is set at a group overnight retreat in September. This highly interactive experience focuses on team building exercises that are critical to the successful interaction of the class. The retreat also includes diversity training and an introduction to facilitative leadership.
Hands-on community service projects are a core component of the program experience. The class contributes time and energy to one or more projects. Over the years, Leadership Douglas County has touched the lives of hundreds of people in Douglas County.