Upcoming events

    • 24 Jan 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • Des Moines Embassy Club West, 520 Market St. West Des Moines, IA 50266

    Join fellow Leadership Institute alumni to reminisce, make new connections, and toast to extraordinary community leadership.

    Special Anniversary Recognition: Community Leadership Program Classes of 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2014, Transformational Leadership Program Class of 2004 and Community Connect Program class of 2014.

    Give to a cause you love! A silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind alumni experiences will be available throughout the evening. View the list of items to start planning your bidding strategy now!


    5:30   Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres 

    6:15   Program* and Toast by Jake Christensen (CLP '05), Christensen Development

    *Be the first to hear a special announcement regarding a new program joining The Institute family!

    Become a member donor to attend this event for FREE.

    • 08 Feb 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 7201 Hickman Road Urbandale, IA 50322

    Join the Leadership Institute for a VIP night with the
    Des Moines Buccaneers

    Please join us for a night out to enjoy some hockey! The USHL Des Moines Buccaneers have offered to host us on Friday, February 8. There will be a seating section blocked off for Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute members and guests.

    We’ve been able to arrange discounted tickets for $10. You may get tickets ahead of time at the box office or by calling in advance. Let them know you’re with the Institute to sit in the group block. Doors open at 6:15pm, and the lounge will be open with food and beverage for us to socialize before the puck drops at 7:05pm. Once the game begins, we are free to move to our designated seats or remain in the lounge. Hope to see you there!

    This event is open to 2019 member alumni and their guests. Please register to let us know you are coming but note that you will purchase your tickets directly through the Buccaneer box office. 

    • 13 Feb 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)
    • Jasper Winery, 2400 George Flagg Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50321

    Do you see unlimited leadership potential in someone you know or are you personally interested in being part of the transformational Community Leadership Program?

    Potential class members and Leadership Institute alumni are invited to learn about the Community Leadership Program, hear stories from esteemed graduates, and meet current class members. 


    • 14 May 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D. Ray Dr, Des Moines, IA 50309


    Community Leadership Program 2019 Showcase

    May 14th, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    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:


    • 18 Sep 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • UnityPoint Health – Des Moines Board Room, 1200 Pleasant Street Des Moines, IA 50309

    Dialogue 515
    with Unity Point Health Des Moines President
    David Stark

    September 18, 7:30 a.m.

    There is no formula or algorithm that leads us to become our best selves or the ideal leader. It is a lifelong journey of learning and experiencing. Join other Institute member alumni for a discussion that will help you continue to expand your understanding of leadership. 

    We will gather at 7:30 a.m. for networking and a light breakfast. This Dialogue 515 discussion will be led by Unity Point Health - Des Moines President, David Stark.

    Participation in Dialogue 515 is free to 2019 member alumni at all levels. Light breakfast pastries, coffee, and drinks will be provided.

    Thank you to our generous sponsor:


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