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Leadership Odyssey: Emerging Leader Summit


The Leadership Odyssey Emerging Leader Summit is an immersive and transformative journey meticulously crafted to empower individuals in their transition to becoming inspiring leaders. Held amidst the awe-inspiring landscapes of the YMCA of the Rockies, this program recognizes the paramount importance of effective leadership at every level, emphasizing competencies that extend beyond technical and operational proficiency.

Our holistic approach, grounded in four essential pillars—leading self, others, business, and future—provides leaders with the tools to cultivate a profound understanding of their pivotal role in shaping the success of both their teams and the organization. By leveraging natural environments and elements, we create a space for participants to expand and express themselves mentally, physically, and spiritually. The Leadership Odyssey is not merely a program; it's an opportunity to embark on a journey towards becoming a truly impactful leader. The objectives of this program are:


Mastery of Me: Unleashing Personal Potential

  • Demonstrate current self awareness and responsibilities for personal development
  • Credibility-Establish trust and reliability through consistent behaviors/actions
  • Take initiative-Proactively seek and act on opportunities
  • Adaptability-Adjust to changing circumstances and challenges

Harmony in Action: Inspiring Team Mastery

  • Effective Communicator skillful at conveying information, direction & ideas
  • Inspires and energizes others to achieve their best
  • Effectively and clearly assigns tasks and responsibilities to team members
  • Promotes collaboration and unity and recognizes achievements

Elastic Leadership - Resilience Redefined

  • Demonstrate resilience when faced with challenges and adversity
  • Demonstrate confidence in decision making
  • Projects positive, can-do attitude
  • Exhibit tolerance while navigating uncertainty and change

Leadership 360: Skills for Holistic Excellence

  • Applies practical and rational judgment 
  • Results-oriented and focuses on measurable outcomes 
  • Efficiently uses resources 
  • Uses data and analytics for informed decision-making

Curious Mind: Nurturing the Inquisitive Spirit

  • Anticipates, Identifies and plans for future trends, challenges and opportunities
  • Utilizes technology appropriately and effectively
  • Lets go of being RIGHT and is open to different perspectives
  • Exhibits tendencies to explore and be curious

Target Audience: This program is tailored for individuals in the early stages of their leadership journey or those who have recently assumed leadership responsibilities.

Location: YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, Colorado. Participants are responsible for their lodging, which also includes Breakfast and Lunch (room, $117 per night; meals $31.50). Lodging reservation information will be provided upon registration.


Registration for DOI employees

Registration for Non-DOI Federal employees

Tuition Fee
Event Days
Multi Day Event
Start Date
End Date
Acquisition Course (FAI CSOD)
Class Times
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM