2017 Calendar of Events

Reserve your spot today.


Toast Alumni Engagement Event

January 26

Come raise a glass to your best-ever class, to extraordinary and inspired leadership, and to the classes of leaders yet to come.



Community Leadership Program Info Session

Open to Alumni and Individuals Interested in the Community Leadership Program

February 16

Do you see greatness in someone you know? Invite potential class members to this event to introduce them to the Institute's Community Leadership Program. Nominations for CLP will be accepted February 8 - March 3.



Alumni Classes

Take part in specially-designed alumni classes, which will take you behind-the-scenes of our community’s most fascinating organizations. Open to Connected and Inspired Leader member alumni.

February 9: Cooking Class, Des Moines Social Club

June 1: Walking Tour, Western Gateway Downtown

August: Iowa Cubs Game (date TBD)

December 14: Jolly Holiday Lights with Make-a-Wish



Community Connect Alumni Gathering

March 6

Join the current Community Connect class as we mingle out of our comfort zone.



NEW! Dialogue 515 Book Group

April 12 | October 19

April 12 with Steve Lacy, CEO, Meredith Corporation

October 19 with Teree Caldwell-Johnson, CEO, Oakridge Neighborhood



Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute Honors - Open to the Community

May 18

Honor the community leaders who have adopted the heart of community trusteeship through the Distinguished Leadership Awards and celebrate graduation with the Institute's newest alumni.



Calibrate Leadership Series

October 4, October 18, November 1, November 15

Fine-tune your leadership skills with this highly interactive leadership development series for experienced community leaders.



Community Connect Informational Session

October 23

Connect your personal goals and purpose to intentional action in the community. Connect with seasoned community leaders, learning from their insight and wisdom. Community Connect Applications will be accepted October 9 - November 6. 



Space is limited for many events. Reserve your spot today.

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