Bringing Together Leaders to Positively Impact Community

The Charter Oak Leadership Program (CLP) identifies and brings together emerging leaders from the legal, economic, business, political, nonprofit and civic professions to learn how visionary, principle-centered leadership can positively impact their community.

Many of the most recognized and respected experts in the country – including authorities on current events, leadership and the political process – lead each session.

CLP students are of extremely high caliber and each year’s class is limited to 45 students to foster collaborative, participatory learning and to maximize interaction among students and presenters.

What our Alumni are Saying…

Timeless Principles.  Leaders in Action.

The Charter Oak Leadership Program (CLP) trains emerging leaders in America’s founding principles–why they were important in the beginning and how they apply to the challenges of today.

Then it teaches and fine-tunes the leadership skills necessary to impact public policy.

CLP is steadily filling the talent pipeline with new leaders.

They comprise concentric circles of influence with echo chambers that change the political dialogue on important issues.

It works because its ideals transcend the personalities and whims of elections.

The CLP experience is more than a one-time seminar or conference.  Comprising nine full-day sessions and multiple events throughout the year, CLP is designed to have nothing less than an enduring impact on the knowledge and capabilities of its graduates — and, fundamentally, on the preservation of the American idea.

Classes are limited to forty-five high-caliber students selected from legal, economic, business, political, nonprofit and civic professions into a nine-session curriculum led by an elite team of local leaders and nationally recognized experts.

The result is the knowledge, tools and skills to preserve liberty.

What is LPR?

The Leadership Program of the Rockies (LPR) is the parent organization of the Charter Oak Leadership Program. Founded by Shari Williams in the early 2000’s, LPR has over 1800 alumni and has made a significant impact to the culture in Colorado. In 2019, LPR made a bold choice to move outside the boundaries of Colorado to help advance freedom in Connecticut and beyond.