Founded in 1979, the Signature Program is our flagship program. It takes experienced professionals from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors and sets them up for community leadership. Over 10 months from August to the following June, participants learn about the most important issues facing the Pikes Peak region, and meet and learn from the community’s most dynamic leaders.
We are now accepting applications for our Signature Program. Applications must be submitted by June 15, 2017.
“As a two-year resident of Colorado Springs, the small investment of my time was rewarded handsomely. I highly recommend the Signature Program to anyone committed to learning more about our wonderful community and ways to become an active citizen.”
Steve Self, BBVA Compass Bank
The Signature Program has been connecting experienced professionals to civic leadership for more than 35 years. The curriculum is designed for established leaders to enrich their understanding of who they are. Participants learn discover their personalty preferences, strengths, and communication preferences while they are introduced to a inclusive network and the Pikes Peak community.
Every year, the program introduces a diverse group of people to an in-depth study of the issues and opportunities facing the Pikes Peak region. The community curriculum includes sessions covering topics like education, human services, government (state and local), criminal justice, area history, economic development, the environment, and more. The leadership curriculum is just as comprehensive.
Each program day focuses on one topic, takes place on-site, and is facilitated by experts in that field—including presentations, discussions, and activities. Program participants develop a robust knowledge of all sectors of work and life in the region, and their own opinions on all of it. And, of course, they build relationships with dozens of leaders in a variety of fields and in civic leadership.
Signature Program participants are challenged to assume a more active and effective role in addressing community needs; and are given the knowledge, tools, and relationships to help them do so. We are proud to have sent over 1,000 Signature Program graduates into community leadership.
The investment is $3,200. The program applicatons are due in June with an August start date.
Application Question Preview:
- Community Activities
- Employment History
- Professional Activities
- What will you bring to the program?
- What is your benefit to be gained?