Thank you for your interest in the Colorado Governors Fellowship Program. The application and nomination window for the 2018-2019 Colorado Governors Fellowship Program is now closed.

The Colorado Governors Fellowship Program was founded in 2016 to engage the top private and nonprofit sector leaders to apply their skills to the public sector. The Fellowship Program operates on the premise that government is only as good as who is in it, and that the best executives from the private and nonprofit sectors can elevate the brand of government by applying their skills and experience to the public sector.

Through a blend of education, experience and exposure, the state’s best and brightest leaders engage in a nonpartisan 8-month program that will inspire them to make a difference and define the future of public service. Alumni from the Program will form a network of leaders who can contribute to public leadership with dynamism, innovation, and experience complimentary to traditional government leaders.

The Fellowship Program currently is executed in partnership with the University of Colorado School of Public Affairs and the Governor’s Office, and with the generous support of the Boettcher Foundation, the Colorado Business Roundtable, and The Commons on Champa.

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The Inspiration

The Colorado Governors Fellowship Program takes inspiration from the following federal organizations, which were created to engage emerging leaders in challenging, but important, public service capacities while promoting citizenship more broadly.

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Exciting new changes are coming soon!

In 1999, Quarterly Forum (QF) was founded to provide a place for emerging executives to dream more, learn more, do more and become more while coordinating civic activities amongst its members.

Today, our mission is to educate, inspire and connect the next generation of community leaders from the public, private and social sectors who together will build new levels of leadership capacity for future generations.

And in 2019, big changes are coming. While our mission will remain the same, the future of the organization is more exciting than ever. Check back soon for updates and announcements.