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Colorado Conscious Leadership Forum

What is a Conscious Leadership Forum?

It is a laboratory, a place to practice consciousness and Conscious Leadership with a group of leaders focused on personal and professional growth.  The intention is to support each member to live his or her life's purpose in a way that is deeply edifying and gratifying.

What is the unique value of a Forum experience?

This group format provides unrivaled learning experiences and outcomes:

  • The group feedback process supports revealing and remedying long-hidden blind spots and unconscious commitments. Long-recycling issues will receive attention and will often reach resolution.
  • An unwavering commitment to transparency allows everyone’s most authentic self to come forward.
  • A group dedicated to aligning with the core principles of Conscious Leadership creates a rare climate of trust that sets the stage for radical transformation.

Who may participate?

People who:

  • Take conscious responsibility for their influence in the world as leaders.
  • Commit to curiosity, value learning over being right, and are open to giving and receiving feedback.
  • Are dedicated to living in alignment with the core principles Conscious Leadership.

How many people are in a Forum?

Forums are made up of 8-12 members and one facilitator.

What is the time commitment?

Forum is an annual commitment comprising 10 monthly four-hour meetings over the course of one year as well as one two-day offsite retreat.

What dates are set for the Colorado 2019 Forum?

TBD

Where do Forums meet?

In a Boulder, Colorado, home, office or other meeting space of a Forum member or the facilitator. The retreat will most likely be in Estes Park or Breckenridge, Colorado.

What is the investment?

$7200 per year, plus pro rata share of food and lodging for the two-day retreat (projected $300).

What is the refund policy?

At the end of the first Forum meeting, members will be given the opportunity to leave the Forum with a full refund.  After that, there is no refund of any kind.

Is there an attendance policy?

Yes, every member agrees to attend at least 8 out of 10 Forum meetings and the two-day retreat.

Are there other requirements?

  1. Every Forum member agrees to have a personal meditation practice.
  2. Every Forum member agrees to have a “learning partner” from the Forum with whom they talk at least 30 minutes a week.
  3. Every Forum member agrees to post on the private Forum webpage once a week to give a status update and to comment on other members’ updates (30 minutes a week time investment).

How is a Conscious Leadership Forum different from other Forums?

Conscious Leadership Forums focus on context, while most other groups focus on the content of a member’s issue. We listen in order to understand the content but our primary focus is on the context from which the content arises. In doing so, we support members in permanently resolving issues.  

This Forum will prioritize self awareness over socializing, giving business advice, or networking.

Who is facilitating the Colorado 2019 Forum?

This Forum will be facilitated by seasoned Conscious Leadership facilitator Sue Heilbronner. Sue has extensive operating experience in government, large companies, and startups, and she brings Conscious Leadership to these organizations and key leaders on a regular basis. Sue also co-founded Leadership Camp, a three-day event drawing leaders from companies like Google, Facebook, Apple, Oracle, Techstars, Sendgrid, Formlabs, SketchUp, and more.

Conscious Leadership Forum is great for:

  • Entrepreneurs + Founders
  • Enterprise + Big Company Leaders
  • Non-profit Leaders
  • Leaders in Transition
  • Emerging Leaders with Big Vision
  • You

To learn more about joining our Conscious Leadership Forum, contact us today.

Types of Camps

Mini-Camp
Get a quick, actionable, immersive look at the principles of Conscious Leadership in this four-hour camp.
Leadership Camp
Join leaders excited to deepen their effectiveness, alignment, joy, and personal power.
Relationship Camp
Build the relationship you want most: romantic, business, familial and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I get out of Camp?

Using the tools of Conscious Leadership, Leadership Camp will increase your command of the following key leadership and management skills:

  • Managing “down” — bringing out the very best in your team members; delegating; managing underperformers; appreciating overperformers
  • Managing “up” — optimizing your potential across and above the organization
  • Managing client relationships — creating win-win engagements; managing expectations; setting boundaries     
  • Giving and receiving feedback — resulting in more closeness (rather than more distant) after the exchange
  • Creating clean agreements (and cleaning up the messy ones) — reducing miscommunication
  • Building muscles around taking ownership over your own issues — creating less work for yourself and others
  • Running effective and productive meetings
  • Defining, adjusting, and managing roles & responsibilities
  • Eliminating drama and gossip; making “venting” productive
  • Creating an environment that welcomes candor and space for others to be candid around you
  • Bringing more authenticity to your relationships, enhancing communication, and building intimacy

Why is Leadership Camp Called “Camp”?

Well, we like immersive programming that feels like camp: rich, connected, experiential, intense, fun, transformative.

Which Camp is right for me?

We offer three types of Camp

Leadership Camp: If you’re looking for a deep immersion into the principles of Conscious Leadership, self-awareness, and authenticity in service of optimizing your own leadership strengths and style. Leadership Camp is also a great option for a leadership team.

Relationship Camp: If you’d like to enhance communication within or deepen a specific relationship, including your romantic relationship, your family relationships, or your business partnership.

Mini-Camp: If you’d like to learn the basic tenets of Conscious Leadership in a fast-paced, highly efficient half day with us.

We invite you to bring your entire team — executive or functional — to any of the three types of Camp. The teams who have done this reap tremendous rewards of quickly and efficiently creating a shared language of Conscious Leadership and also deepening the bond and increasing the candor across the team.


What's the history of Leadership Camp?

Leadership Camp started as a product of MergeLane, the VC fund for companies with at least one female in leadership. Read more about the history of Leadership Camp.

Where is Leadership Camp?

Leadership Camp is in a beautiful, airy, bright office space in the center of Boulder, Colorado, the "happiest city" in the US and a hub for dynamic business. You can read more about Leadership Camp Headquarters.

Where should I stay during Leadership Camp?

Leadership Camp is headquartered in the center of the walking mall in Boulder, Colorado. Everything you do pertaining to Camp and the activities surrounding Camp can be done on foot.

Lodging near downtown Boulder is abundant, either in hotels like the St Julien or the Boulderado (closest), Embassy Suites or the Residence Inn (one mile), or Airbnb properties located near downtown.

Whatever you choose based on your budget, you'll find the experience of attending Camp beautiful and user-friendly. Learn more about the space and the dining, yoga, gyms, and other fun distractions near Camp HQ in our Lodging & Other Suggestions document.

What else should I know about Camp?

Leadership Camp is an emotionally intense, introspective experience. We will be working to uncover often lifelong patterns that can facilitate leadership but also get in the way unconsciously. One thing we notice is that most of these patterns have deep and meaningful emotional connections. As leaders, we often suppress emotions as not being "allowed at work." Conscious leaders learn to be present and aware of the emotional underpinnings they bring to their work encounters, decisions, and judgments. Leadership Camp helps attendees explore their emotional substructure in a way that may feel direct and intense.

You will have full control over what you choose to share, but assume others will be sharing intimate and revealing information from which the entire group can learn. Be prepared for charged discussions. We believe noticing, naming and welcoming our patterns in an trusted group is key to  creating transformation and reducing drama at work.

If you've been waiting for a chance to deepen your self-awareness as a leader, Camp is for you.

What’s the schedule for Camp?

The schedule for Leadership Camp is as follows. Anything not labeled optional is mandatory:

  • Thursday Night: 7pm  OPTIONAL socializing at location to be determined for attendees
  • Friday: Session from 9am - 5:30pm; 5:45pm: OPTIONAL socializing at location to be determined
  • Saturday: 7:15am: OPTIONAL Yoga (bring change of clothes to venue); 9am - 5:30pm Session; 6:15 - 8pm Mandatory Dinner Activity
  • Sunday: 9am - 1pm Session.

The schedule for Mini-Camp is as follows:

  • Half Day: Session usually from 1/1:30pm-5/5:30pm

The schedule for Relationship Camp is as follows. All session times and Saturday dinner are mandatory:

  • Saturday: 9am - 5:00pm Session; 6:15 - 8:00pm Mandatory Dinner
  • Sunday: 7:30am Optional Yoga; 9am - 5:00pm Session

How much does it cost to attend?

Leadership Camp — $1299 per person. We offer an early-bird discount for $1199. We also offer a discount of 10% for teams of 3 or more.

Mini-Camp — $199 per person for the 4-hour camp. We offer a discount of 10% for teams of 3 or more.

Relationship Camp — $699 per person. We offer an early-bird discount for $599.

Are there scholarships?

Yes! We have two scholarship seats each camp for participants that enhance racial diversity. Apply here.

"This. $#!*. Will. Change. Your. life."

Tina Scala
Managing Director, myThings

"An exploration of self-awareness and responsibility in service of being effective in the world."

Stephan Van der Mersch
Investor, Ruane Cunniff & Goldfarb

"Most of our team has gone to Camp, and I can see the impact on our business every day."

Keith Gruen
VP Operations, MeetMindful

"Across our portfolio companies are recognizing the importance of conscious leadership as a critical  skill in developing their organizations.” 

Seth Levine
Managing Director, Foundry Group

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