LEAD Class Learns about Leadership Tenants & Each Other at Retreat

October 4, 2021 – The 2021-2022 LEAD Metro North class launched into its 11-month journey with a two-day retreat on Sept. 16 and 17. The 20-member class put the concept of leadership to work as they took on challenges that helped them better understand people’s motivations and geared them up to think like a leader.

LEAD Metro North Title Sponsor Fiore and Sons, Inc. hosted the class at its office – the former ‘Home of Wonder Bread site’ – in Welby/Unincorporated Adams County. Butch Fiore, Owner/President, and his brother David Fiore, Owner/Treasurer, inspired the class with how details on how Fiore invests in its employees by empowering them through constant training, coined the ‘Fiore Pride’ culture. Debra Scarpella, from Presenting Sponsor Goodwill of Colorado, apprised the class about the many outreach programs and impact the organization has in area communities.

Wendi Nafziger, a class member who works in the economic development department at Commerce City, applied for LEAD Metro North because she was new to Commerce City and the Adams County community. “LEAD is a great way to network and get to know people. I’m looking forward to knowing, learning from, and working with this wonderful class.”

The 2021-2022 class will explore industries relevant to the region’s economic future and learn more about government and nonprofit issues. Each class member will also participate in a Community Impact Project designed to introduce participants to the work of area nonprofits by strategizing on an opportunity that is part of the organization’s mission. United Power will host the first official class day, focused on Energy & Water, on Oct. 21.

AC-REP is partnering with Leadership Science Institute on this exciting program that will provide participants rich leadership training and impactful skills development. Watch for updates on the program and applications for the 2022-2023 class in spring 2022.

News release announcing the 2021-2022 LEAD Metro North class