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 (Location TBD)


  • Now Registering for Winter 2022 Session!
  • Dates: Thursdays, Bi-Weekly (February 10th & 24th, March 10th & 24th, April 7th & 21st, May 5th)

Certificate/Credit: Community Leadership Certificate

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




  • Seven 4-hour sessions, 9am – 12pm (breakfast provided)
  • Thursdays, Bi-Weekly (February 10th & 24th, March 10th & 24th, April 7th & 21st, May 5th)
  • Registration Includes: CLA Workbook, Values Cards and Breakfast


  • VVP Members: $750.00
  • Public Price: $875.00

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