The ULF Connect Leadership Program

The ULF Connect Leadership Program

The ULF Connect Leadership Program is an intense 10 month leadership training experience designed to help participants become more effective, well rounded, and influential leaders in the areas of business, politics and community leadership. The ULF Connect experience consist of mostly technical/skills based classes where participants will learn how to effectively navigate specific leadership environments. Throughout the year, participants will also meet and interact with some of Colorado's most influential leaders.

The Selection Process

Participants of the ULF Connect program are selected via an application and interview process.  The ULF Connect Leadership Program was designed for the top up and coming professionals/leaders who have proven leadership experience and/or display leadership potential.  The ideal candidate is someone who is established in their career, has a proven track record in business, political or community leadership and someone who is looking to refine/improve their leadership skills while building their network.

 Click here to apply for 2024.

2023 ULF Connect Class Schedule

Month Dates Topic
January30thOfficial Correspondence
February7thIntroduction Night
February16th - 18thRetreat: Leadership and Team Building
February21stAn evening with the Honorable Wellington Webb
March13thPublic Speaking / Social Change
March27thEconomics, Business, the Culture and You.
April3rdCommunity Service Presentations
April10thP1: Authorizing Environment
April24thP2: Leaders and their Role in Legislation
May8thP3: Policies: Passed or Failed
May22ndP4: Political Leadership Panel
JuneTBDGolf Lessons / Training
June12thB1: Entrepreneurship – Gov. Contracting and Mindset
June26thB2: Corporate Navigation and Diversity in the Work Place
July10thB3: Finance: What You Should Know About Money
July24thB4: Negotiations and Conflict Resolutions
August8thB5: Business Leadership Panel
August22ndC1: Nonprofits and Foundations
September12thC2: Boards, Commissions, and Organizations
September26thC3: Class Photos and Community Service Debrief
October10thCommunity Leadership Panel
October24thYear End / Wrap Up
November22nd2024 Graduation Ceremony

2023 ULF Connect Events

Events Date Time Location
Welcome ReceptionTBDTBDTBD
Golf ExperienceTBDTBDTBD
Black History Bus TourTBD8am-2pmDenver
Black Excellence WeekendJuly 26th - 28thVariesVaries

2024 Class Structure

  • Classes are the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month and scheduled Saturdays.
  • Saturday events are not optional.
  • Class topics are subject to change due to scheduling and/or exposure opportunity for 2024 Fellows.
  • Class reminder emails will be sent out the Monday prior to each class.
  • Class surveys will be sent out monthly.

5:30pm - 6:00pm Dinner Served

6:00pm - 6:15pm Opening and Introductions

6:15pm - 6:30pm Announcements and Updates

6:30pm - 8:30pm Topic Presentations

8:30pm - 8:45pm Closings