Academy

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Advance Colorado provided me with some essential tools that helped focus my ideas and energy into a winning strategy.

Anthony Hartsook

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Our Leaders

The Advance Colorado Academy empowers leaders with the skills and knowledge to drive impactful conservative policy change and leadership in Colorado.

What We Believe

Creating conservative policy change in Colorado requires committed leaders who not only have the drive and energy to engage in the battle, but the practical skills to be highly effective in the public square.  Whichever path Coloradans choose – running for office, becoming a CEO, serving on boards and commissions, starting a new business, or stepping out as a community leader – we believe that the best equipped will produce the boldest results.

What We Do

The Advance Colorado New Leaders Program gives participants the unique opportunity to learn through a series of engaging videos and in-person learning. Each week, participants will be provided access to three to four high-energy videos conducted with our top-tier experts. After completing each video section, participants will be given the opportunity to put their learning into action through a series of immersive activities and a final, in-person wrap-up and networking debrief with the experts. At the conclusion of the 5-week program, New Leaders will be given access to a rich library of resources to continue on their road to success and  become part of a robust network that will encourage and support them throughout their leadership journey. We believe training and strong relationships are both keys to success.

Leaders will be trained in:

  • Organizational and Program Development
  • Advocacy and Grassroots Engagement
  • Communications Plans and Strategies
  • Fundraising and Donor Relationships 
  • Building Effective Coalitions
  • Developing Policy Platforms

The Programs

Advance Colorado New Leader Program

The Advance Colorado New Leader Program is the perfect opportunity for individuals seeking a leadership role at the local or state level, the boardroom, the classroom, or within their own neighborhood. New Leaders will take part in a 5-week program designed to motivate and sharpen the fundamental skills all leaders need to succeed. Participants will learn from and engage with a host of subject matter experts who can help promote leaders to the highest level of competence. New Leaders will also be given the opportunity to network with experts and elected officials who have seen the good, weathered the storms, and achieved success at all levels of leadership. At the conclusion of the 5-week program, New Leaders will be given access to a rich library of resources to continue on their road to success as well as become part of a robust network that will encourage and support them throughout their leadership journey.

Advance Colorado Ambassador Program

The Advance Colorado Ambassador Program is designed for individuals who want to engage and become better messengers and advocates locally, state-wide, and nationally. The ambassador program serves as an opportunity for individuals to explore the idea of whether public office may be right for them or if they are better suited for fierce support as an ambassador. Members of the Ambassador Program will participate in a 5-week program designed to inspire and provide the tools necessary to support the issues, initiatives, and people that they are passionate about. Experts in grassroots mobilization, communications, and more will share best practices and resources that will ensure great success for the strongest of ambassadors. At the conclusion of the programming, participants will be equipped with the resources and network they need and be given a variety of opportunities for engagement.

The Experts

New Leaders will learn from leading, conservative consultants, field organizers, communications specialists, fundraisers, media specialists, and elected officials who have been successful in their pursuits. Our experts have won in the courtroom of public opinion, on initiatives ranging from taxes to healthcare to local land-use and more, and on leadership races from city council, to the Governor’s Office, to Congress, and beyond. These experts closely engage with our participants while also becoming part of the support network rallying behind New Leaders for years to come.

What You Can Do

Interested in joining our New Leader Program?  Click here to get connected to program leaders and begin your application process.  New cohorts are forming soon!

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Colorado is a special place with special people. For too long, leaders have stood by while liberal special interest groups and politicians have turned Colorado into a testing ground for some of the most liberal policies and plans in the nation.

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