The Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute’s Community Leadership Program prepares leaders from across Central Iowa to be effective stewards for our community’s future. The nine-month curriculum offers a view of Greater Des Moines from different vantage points, heightens participant awareness of current conditions and issues, enhances individual and group leadership skills, and helps class members see themselves as partners for change.

The curriculum includes leadership development training and exposure to community issues through experiential learning, expert presentations, and class discussions. The three pillars of the Community Leadership Program include:

  • Issue and Opportunity Awareness
  • Leadership Development
  • Practice through Service

For the 2016-2017 class, the mid-year retreat featured a presentation from Capital Crossroads Director Bethany Wilcoxon on the forthcoming CXR 2.0.