CiviCO Leadership Academy


Galvanizing and uniting the Colorado way of leadership


What began as McKinsey Academy @ QF/CiviCO in 2017 as a private-sector focused leadership development opportunity for rising leaders in Metro Denver has transformed to become the CiviCO Leadership Academy in 2019. Leveraging McKinsey Academy, McKinsey & Company’s global hub for leadership development, the innovative personal development and executive coaching platform of BetterUp, and community partnerships across Colorado, the CiviCO Leadership Academy will galvanize and unite the Colorado way of leadership.

Through a 9-month leadership journey, participants will be challenged to think bigger, look deeper, and transform their leadership skills. The CiviCO Leadership Academy is a leadership development program for Colorado community leaders, designed to bring together high potential and established professionals from the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

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With regional cohorts in Northern, Southern, and Western Colorado in addition to Metro Denver, the CiviCO Leadership Academy offers a world-class leadership curriculum, one-to-one executive coaching and a unique opportunity to build the connective tissue of the state.

Participants will complete a comprehensive online leadership curriculum, connect with some of the state’s top leaders, receive individualized mentorship and coaching. In addition, participants will have access to the larger CiviCO community and programs.

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Your Leadership Journey

Digital Courses

  • Courses from McKinsey Academy’s signature McKinsey Management Program (MMP)

  • Courses include Communicating for Impact, Team Management, Strategy, and an elective course

  • Experience includes self-paced learning online, group projects and social learning


Executive Coaching

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  • Leveraging the platform of BetterUp, each participant will be paired with an executive coach for the duration of the program

Leadership Huddles - Local & Statewide


Local - Third Thursday of the Month (October, December, February, April)

  • Peer Connections & Mentorship

  • Personal Development Plan Work

  • Learnings from top local community leaders

Statewide - Third Thursday of the Month (November, January, March)

  • Opportunity to meaningfully re-connect with statewide cohort participants with intentional breakout groups

  • Learn about three significant regions of the state: Northern Colorado, Southern Colorado, and Western Colorado

Club CiviCO Membership

  • Located in the heart of Denver, for the soul of Colorado

  • Enriching monthly experiences for Impact, Growth, Lifestyle & Social

  • Nexus of private, public, and nonprofit sectors

  • Community of leaders who believe in “we” over “me”


Our Partners


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