for Associations eager to provide advanced leadership training

to members.

MORF has created customized leadership development programs for Associations eager to provide advanced leadership training to their members.


For example, Water Education Colorado has partnered with MORF to design and deliver their Water Leaders Program for the past 9 years.

The goal of Water Leaders is to positively impact the Colorado Water profession by developing a pipeline of emerging water leaders across various fields with the knowledge and skills to successfully navigate the complex world of Colorado water.



  • Four sessions (two days each) – meeting 6 weeks apart

  • Class size 16 participants

  • Participants placed into 4 facilitated trusted advisor cohorts (meet monthly)

  • Participants receive monthly executive coaching (for duration of program)

  • Participants select two industry leaders to shadow

  • Leader Unplugged -an opportunity to hear real-time challenges from industry leaders

  • Career Coaching – setting goals for what’s next

  • Participants take 6 Leadership Assessments: Myers Briggs, StrengthsFinder, Harrison, Enneagram, Five Dysfunctions of a Team assessment, 360 survey and 4 Personal Development assessments to get feedback about their leadership skills

Water Leaders, Class of 2018



Session One: Myself as a Leader

  • Introduction to Emotional Intelligence

  • Identify Strengths as a Leader

  • Leveraging Strengths with Difficult Situations at Work

  • Best Practices for Building a Healthy Team: Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, Results  

  • Practice of Self-Awareness and Self-Management before Leading Others

  • Leader Unplugged


Session Two: Navigating Change and Emotional Intelligence

  • Deepen Your Understanding of EQ and Personal Triggers

  • Create Action Plan Around Difficult People and Situations  

  • What’s Your Suitability for Upper Management?  

  • Explore the Effects of Change and Transition

  • Develop Tools for Managing Your Boss or Board of Directors

  • Identification of Core Values

  • Introduction to Socratic Circles

  • Leader Unplugged


Session Three: Mastery in Communication and Navigating Conflict

  • Gain Insight into Personal Communication Style

  • Learn Tools to Communicate Effectively with Others

  • Explore Stress Behaviors When Under Acute and Chronic Conflict

  • Strategize on How to Bring out the Best When People are at Their Worst

  • Role Play Conflict Situations

  • Leader Unplugged


Session Four: Building a Community of Practice

  • Engage in ‘Finding Your Why’

  • Best Practices for Retention and Engagement

  • Delve into Enneagram to gain a Rich Perspective Into Self and Others

  • Build Community of Practice Plan

  • Leadership Panel

  • Graduation Ceremony

Water Leaders, Class of 2019   |   816. 941. 2505 |   Evergreen, Colorado

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