Events

Upcoming events

    • 11 Mar 2019
    • 15 Apr 2019
    • 11:59 PM
    • Online Application
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    Thank you for submitting your application (via the emailed invitation link) and for your interest in the Community Leadership Program. To submit your application fee, please click the Register button. Payment is due by Friday, April 12th.

    This is a one-time fee. Individuals who have applied in the past do not need to submit this payment.   

    If you are paying by check, your payment must be postmarked no later than April 15th and may be mailed to:

    Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute 

    CLP Application

    700 Locust Street, Suite 100

    Des Moines, IA 50309


    • 26 Mar 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Greater Des Moines Partnership - 700 Locust Ave, Suite 100, Des Moines, IA 50309
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    Nominees are invited to learn how to apply for the Leadership Institute's highly competitive Community Leadership Program. This workshop will present an overview of the Community Leadership Program and provide tips for submitting an application that gets you noticed.

    Attendees are encouraged to review the application they received via email (will be sent to all nominees in mid-March) and come prepared with questions. 


    • 29 Mar 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • 1007 E. Grand Ave. Des Moines, IA
    • 9
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    Join Institute member alumni and their guests for the first Alumni Exclusive of the year! We will tour the Iowa State Capitol with Institute alumnus and public servant, Senator Charles Schneider (CLP ’07). See the capitol and the city in a whole new way as you tour the historic building and then climb to top of the dome to take in the views. The dome is not accessible to the general public, so this is truly an exclusive experience for Institute alumni.

    Alumni Exclusives are open to 2019 member alumni and their guests. Limited spots available. Not a donor member yet? Invest in The Institute's future and the future of our community at Alumni Membership


    Generously sponsored by:




    • 03 Apr 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Junior Achievement, 6100 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312
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    Nominees are invited to learn how to apply for the Leadership Institute's highly competitive Community Leadership Program. This workshop will present an overview of the Community Leadership Program and provide tips for submitting an application that gets you noticed.

    Attendees are encouraged to review the application they received via email (will be sent to all nominees in mid-March) and come prepared with questions. 


    • 04 Apr 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Polk County Admin Bldg: 111 Court Ave, Room 120, Des Moines, IA 50309
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    There is no formula or algorithm for becoming our best selves or the ideal leader. It is a lifelong journey of learning and experiencing. Join other Institute member alumni for an intimate discussion with a well-respected community leader, while expanding your understanding of leadership.

    Honoring the 10th anniversary of marriage equality in Iowa, this installment of Dialogue 515 will feature the first openly gay Iowa legislator, new Polk County Supervisor, and Institute alumnus, Matt McCoy (CLP '97). Participants will read and discuss Matt McCoy's book: McCoy, You're Going Straight to Hell. If you are unable to read the book in advance, you are still welcome to join us for the conversation.               

    Dialogue 515 is open to and free for 2019 member alumni and their guests. We are also thrilled to welcome alumni of the first One Iowa LGTBQ Leadership Institute class.

    Not a donor member yet? Invest in The Institute's future and the future of our community at Alumni Membership

      

    About the Book

    Through heartfelt e-mails to openly gay Iowa State Senator Matt McCoy, readers will understand the impact of the struggle for marriage equality. These stories will empower others to face, accept, and celebrate their sexuality and relationships. Marriage equality is the new civil right. Passion is strong on both sides of the issue. The battle for equality is more than a powerful political weapon or crusade of religious zealots. It is about love, commitment, and civil rights. These e-mails are artifacts of a critical movement.  


    Thank you to our generous sponsor:



    • 14 May 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D. Ray Dr, Des Moines, IA 50309
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    Join us as members of the Community Leadership Program Class of 2019 share their personal and team journeys over the last nine months. They will showcase the efforts and accomplishments of their class projects, share how they've grown as community leaders, and set in motion their next steps as civic stewards. Connect with them and let them inspire you! 

    This event is free and open to the public. Experience open networking and one-on-one discussions with this year’s class and community partners, followed by a formal presentation from each team beginning at 6:00 p.m. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided. 

    Class Project Partners and Goals this year will be selected by August 27, 2018.

    Thank you to our generous sponsors:

     

    • 15 May 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Des Moines Marriott Downtown, 700 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
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    Leadership Institute Honors
    Recognizing our Community’s Caretakers and Changemakers 
    Presented by Davis Brown Law Firm



    Leadership Institute Honors recognizes individuals who have made a difference in our community. Celebrate the contributions of six alumni and the accomplishments of our newest Community Leadership Program graduates.

    11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

    • Class of 2019 GraduationCongratulate the newest Community Leadership Program graduates and celebrate their accomplishments in the Community Leadership Program.
    • Distinguished Leadership Awards - The Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute’s Distinguished Leadership Awards recognize individuals who have adopted the heart of community trusteeship. Learn more about the awards.
    2019 Awards:
    • Arthur Davis Distinguished Community Leadership Award  
    • Community Vision Awards:
      • Developing
      • Connecting
      • Inspiring
      • Challenging
    • Alumni Volunteer Award 
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      Contact Amy Jennings at 515-286-4980 for assistance or questions.


      The Leadership Institute Honors event is made possible by our generous sponsors:






      • 13 Jun 2019
      • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
      • Hub Spot Terrace, 215 Water St, Des Moines, IA 50309
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      Big things are planned for our region's waterways, including 150+ miles of water trails and 86 project sites, affecting 14 cities and counties! Learn more as Institute member alumni take in river views and engage with a panel of experts, representing various stakeholders in the Greater Des Moines Water Trails and Greenways project. 

      Weather and water conditions permitting, interested attendees will board a boat for a short tour of the downtown river system.

      Alumni Exclusives are open to 2019 member alumni and their guests. Limited spots available. 

      Not a donor member yet? Invest in the future of The Institute and our community at Alumni Membership.


      Generously sponsored by:

      • 18 Sep 2019
      • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
      • UnityPoint Health – Des Moines Board Room, 1200 Pleasant Street Des Moines, IA 50309
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      There is no formula or algorithm for becoming our best selves or the ideal leader. It is a lifelong journey of learning and experiencing. Join other Institute member alumni for an intimate discussion with a well-respected community leader, while expanding your understanding of leadership.    

      This installment of Dialogue 515 will feature UnityPoint Health President and CEO and Institute alumnus, David Stark (CLP '00). As leader of an organization where, from the staff to the patients, attitude is everything, David has selected the book, Attitude – The choice is yours by Michele Matt. Note: If you are unable to read the book, you are welcome to join us for the discussion.                     

      Participation in Dialogue 515 is open to and free for 2019 alumni member donors at all levels. Light breakfast and coffee will be provided. 

      About the Book

      Your success depends on your attitude! This book helps people tap into their personal attitudes to better understand, analyze, adjust, and maintain the right frame of mind at work and at home. Implement practical ways to communicate positive attitudes and learn to deal with other people's difficult attitudes. You'll learn how certain attitudes create specific actions and results.

        


      Thank you to our generous sponsor:



      • 15 Oct 2019
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Starting Point TBD
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      Join other alumni and their guests for an evening of unique history and rarely-told stories about Des Moines’ seedier side. Tour-goers will board a bus where they will travel around the capital city with local story-tellers who will unravel Des Moines’ well-kept, spooky secrets. 

      Alumni Exclusives are open to 2019 member alumni and their guests. Limited spots available. Secure your seat in advance at gdmli.com/events.

      Not a donor member yet? Invest in the future of The Institute and our community at Alumni Membership.


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