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LEAD Metro North is an 11-month professional development, business/community engagement, and immersion program. It is geared toward individuals who want to: enhance their careers through leadership development; learn more about Adams County industries and the metro north economy; and build relationships with key community leaders. Adams County Regional Economic Partnership (AC-REP) is partnering with Leadership Science Institute on this exciting program that will provide participants rich leadership training and impactful skills development.

LEAD Metro North will feature:
• A 2-day Orientation/Retreat
• 8 full weekday sessions
• Community Impact Project
• Graduation Celebration

AC-REP Member - $1,995; Non-Member - $2,195
Tuition must be paid IN FULL one week before the program starts. Payment can be made in two installments to equal full program tuition before the program start. *No tuition refunds*

Application Requirements & Guidelines
Applications Deadline – 5 p.m., July 16, 2021 - applications received later will not be accepted. A two-day Metro North Orientation/Retreat will take place for program participants Sept. 16 & 17, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fiore & Sons, Inc. - 80 E 62nd Ave., Ste. 101, Denver. Attendance is required. Please save the date on your calendar.

LEAD Metro North will include day-long sessions meeting monthly every third or fourth Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., plus additional required dates. Check all dates listed below to be sure you can commit. All LEAD Metro North class days will be planned for in-person attendance, so long as COVID-19 regulations permit. For the health and safety of all participants, program activities will comply with CDC and local COVID-19 guidelines for all in-person activities. Please contact Deb Durand (ddurand@adamscountyrep.com) with any questions or concerns.

Aug. 26, 2021 - LEAD KICKOFF | Meet & Greet
Sept. 16-17, 2021 - Orientation/Retreat
Oct. 21, 2021 - Law & Justice
Nov. 18, 2021 - Agribusiness/Manufacturing
Dec. 16, 2021 - Small Business/Nonprofit
Jan. 20, 2022 - Education/Workforce Development
Feb. 17, 2022 - Government/Legislative
March 17, 2022 - Health & Wellness
April 21, 2022 - Aviation & Aerospace
May 19, 2022 - Energy & Water
June 16, 2022 - Graduation

Interviews will be scheduled between July 12 and July 30, 2021. All applicants will be notified of their acceptance the week of August 2, 2021. Selection is based upon a review of the entire application package and interview process. Be prepared to attend the required LEAD Kickoff and Orientation/Retreat events if/when accepted. Applicants not accepted into the program for the 2021-2022 year are always encouraged to apply again the next year.

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