What is Leadership Pikes Peak? 


Empowering You to Make a Difference

Leadership Pikes Peak is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1976 under the name Citizens’ Goals for the Colorado Springs Community. We’ve been one of the premier community leadership development organizations for 40 years. Our mission is to build a thriving community through leadership and service: Engage. Enrich. Empower. Connect. 

Leadership Pikes Peak’s objective is civic leadership for the Pikes Peak region. 

Programs: Community Leadership Training

We provide leadership development programs for experienced professionalsyoung professionalswomen, and teens. The programs range from four to ten months and are geared toward providing skills, knowledge, and connections so that their participants can serve in the community effectively. These programs have more than 2,400 graduates who, as community trustees, work to make the Pikes Peak region a wonderful place to live, work, and play.

Our Focus

The Self: A Leadership Brand

Effective community leadership requires the galvanization of the self within the spheres of attitude, characteristics, and competencies. For leadership to be actualized, the self must discover who it is and what it can do. We must understand our position in the world by exploring our most effective individual strengths and by discovering our deepest, most unique passions.

The Community: A Network and A Support System

One of the hallmarks of sustainable learning is the ability to integrate information by applying concepts and skills into our communities. In addition to the formal class schedule, each participant will impact their community by participating as a team member in the formulation and execution of an Action Learning Project that provides a requested service to one of our area’s nonprofit organizations.

The City: Colorado Springs and Its Intricacies

A major component of Leadership Pikes Peak framework is aiding participants in gaining a broader, deeper knowledge of Colorado Springs and how it functions. Our curriculum is strategically designed to focus on current, important issues facing our community and the opportunity to learn from our city's most knowledgeable and dynamic leaders.

We educate current and aspiring leaders about the community, its needs, and its resources; we connect those leaders with each other. We engage and connect through our Experience the Springs educational tour, each program, alumni association, and partner programs. Most of all, our alumni become active members our community - a Community Trustee. Our alumni serve on boards, committees, and give back through volunteer opportunities. We also strategically align ourselves with other organizations to improve the civic health of the Pikes Peak region.