NEXT Emerging Leaders

A Vail Valley Works Signature Course

Course Details

**UPDATE – NEXT Session 9 is full! If you would like to be added to the waitlist for Session 10, please email**

Course Name: NEXT Emerging Leaders 

Leadership Pillar: Expand your leadership network.

Facilitator(s): A Different Community Leader Each Session

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

Timing: Six (2)-hour Sessions, Monthly (January – June, 2021)

Cost: $500 (VVP Members)/$750 (Public Price)

Intended For: 

  • Professionals with a ‘mentee’ mindset who seek to learn from and be inspired by established community leaders in the Valley while connecting with other emerging leaders.
  • Professionals who consider themselves as part of the NEXT generation of  leaders in Eagle County.

Course Description: The NEXT Emerging Leaders program is designed to support and advance emerging leaders in our community. It provides an opportunity for 12 professionals to meet, converse and engage with a community leader in a group setting. The group will meet with a different community leader each month. During these sessions, NEXT participants will have 2 hours to inquire and converse with the leader in a group setting about the topics of their choosing.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the challenges and lessons learned from established community leaders
  • Gain more knowledge around each community issue and the leadership strategies necessary to navigate
  • Strengthen relationships with peers from different backgrounds and industries
  • A network of fellow emerging leaders

Community Leader Schedule for NEXT Session 9 (2021):  

  • January 27th, 2021 – Kim Bell Williams
    Executive Director, Eagle County Housing and Development Authority
  • February  2021 – Kelly Liken
    Food Systems Director, Eagle Valley Community Market
  • March 2021 – Chris Anthony
    Founder, Chris Anthony Youth Initiative Project
  • April 2021 – Dr. Casey Wolfington
    Clinical Director, Bright Future Foundation
  • May 2021 – Johannes Faessler
    GM, President, Sonnenalp Hotel
  • June 2021 – Jen Brown
    Managing Director, Beaver Creek Resort Company

Click here to view the Past Community Leader Roster

Click here to view NEXT Alumni Roster


**UPDATE – NEXT Session 9 is full! If you would like to be added to the waitlist for Session 10, please email**


  • VVP Members*: $500
  • Public Price: $750
    • *VVP Member Nonprofits Receive a 40% discount
    • Limited scholarships are available – please complete the form below to request more information!

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