Community Leadership Academy

A Vail Valley Works Signature Course

Course Details

Course Name: Community Leadership Academy

Leadership Pillar: Find your internal leadership style.

Facilitator: Dr. Karah Maloley (Click here to learn more about Karah)

Format: In-Person (subject to change to comply with COVID restrictions)

Timing: Seven Bi-Weekly Sessions (March 4th – May 27th, 2021)

Certificate/Credit: Community Leadership Certificate, SHRM/HCRI Credits (pending approval)

Cost: $750 (VVP Members)/$875 (Public Price)

Intended For:

  • Professionals looking to elevate their performance
  • Leaders looking to enhance core leadership & management competencies
  • Managers looking to build higher levels of engagement within their team
  • Locals looking to strengthen their network with others in the community
  • Individuals looking to enhance their life purpose

Course Description: The Community Leadership Academy is an experience for individuals looking to enhance their leadership capabilities and connect with like-minded professionals in Eagle County. The program is intended to help participants develop strong values-based leadership skills, create a broad network of confidants, as well as build trust and consistency between agencies.

The Community Leadership Academy utilizes the “Inside First” model. This model is a continuous process that is always cycling and looping back. It’s a flow from inside reflection to outside action with relationships as a constant backdrop. It’s developed through a thoughtful process that helps people discover a deeper sense of themselves, their values, their beliefs and their purpose. A significant premise is that leadership engages us in others people’s lives, and before inserting ourselves, we should each know how to lead our own lives first.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Sharpen your skills and strengthen your character
  • Gain increased insight into your core values
  • Build trust with those whom you depend on
  • Explore integrity by examining your beliefs and values system
  • Differentiate between ethics and morality
  • Discover the interactivity between listening and feedback

Course Outline:

  • Session 1: Introduction to Inside First
  • Session 2: Discover Core Values
  • Session 3: Developing Trust
  • Session 4: Personal Integrity
  • Session 5: Ethical Scaffolding
  • Session 6: Skilled Communicator
  • Session 7: Wrap Up & Certificate Ceremony



  • Spring 2021 (Bi-Weekly) – 
    • Seven 3-hour sessions, 9am – 12pm (breakfast provided)
    • Thursdays, Bi-Weekly
      • March 4th & 18th
      • April 1st, 15th & 29th
      • May 13th & 27th
    • Registration Includes: CLA Workbook, Values Cards and Breakfast


  • VVP Members: $750.00
  • Public Price: $875.00
    • Limited scholarships are available – please complete the form below for more information!

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