Professional Development Programs
Are you a land use professional looking to level up your skills? ULI Colorado offers a number of professional development programs for everyone from students to mid-career professionals.
ULI Learning – Advance your career in commercial real estate with premier education & training opportunities, tailored to your goals. Learn more here!
FOR CURRENT STUDENTS:
Etkin Johnson Student Scholars – The Etkin Johnson Student Scholars Program is designed to immerse its participants into the thriving real estate industry in Colorado. From October through May, the participants will attend ULI Colorado events, committees, become volunteers, and network with ULI members to enhance their scholastic endeavors and learn the benefits of ULI membership. Learn more here!
FOR MEMBERS UNDER 35:
Partnership Forum – Learn from the best! Based on a national model developed by ULI, Partnership Forum offers Young Leaders a chance to network and learn through personal interaction and mentorship. Partnership Forum brings Young Leaders together with industry leaders to discuss land use issues, career development, and projects in a confidential setting. Each ULI YLG Partnership Forum group consists of 12-15 YLG participants, moderated by a ULI member who is a senior real estate professional. Click here to learn more about our 2022 Partnership Forum cohort and its moderators.
Development 360 – Development 360 is a high-level, hands-on real estate development course for ULI Young Leaders (35 & under) that provides an in-depth case study of an exciting real estate project, facilitated by a prominent developer. The program provides a detailed overview of a real estate project, from start to finish utilizing a set course curriculum that teaches the process of real estate development. Participants will also develop lasting professional relationships through collaboration with other Colorado real estate professionals. Learn more here!
FOR MEMBERS 35-45:
ULI NEXT Colorado – ULI Next Colorado will serve to engage members of the ULI Colorado District Council that fall into the age range between a Young Leader and an Executive (i.e., age 35-45). Guided by the Co-Chairs of this initiative, Next Colorado will host 7 gatherings over the course of one year. These meetings are pre-scheduled and only partially defined for promoting candid discussion from a diversity of perspectives through sessions led by grouped participants of the program. This is a co-mentorship program. Participants will co-mentor each other while learning about current trends and topics in land use and sharing best practices, true to the ULI mission. Learn more here!
FOR WOMEN & PEOPLE OF COLOR:
Real Estate Diversity Initiative (REDI) – REDI is a comprehensive real estate development training and mentorship program for women and people of color. The curriculum covers the spectrum of the real estate development process, including a free pro forma course at the University of Denver. Throughout the program, participants work in small teams with mentors to create a development plan and pro forma for a local site, which they will present to a “Shark Tank” at the end of the program. Graduates receive a free ULI membership upon successful completion of the program. Learn more here!
Pathways to Inclusion – The Pathways to Inclusion Initiative is designed to broaden ULI membership and expand the professional networks of people of color in real estate and land use professions in Colorado. We believe that by diversifying our membership we can better fulfill our organization’s mission to create and sustain thriving communities. The program provides up to 25 people of color a full scholarship to ULI Virtual Spring Meeting, in addition to a free one-year ULI Associate Membership. Learn more here!
WLI’s Breaking the Glass Ceiling – Everyone needs guidance at critical career points. This is especially true for women in real estate navigating an industry that remains especially male-dominated. Being developed with a seed grant from the ULI Foundation, this new program is tailored for women in real estate and related land-use professions seeking to advance by working one-on-one with senior leaders in the field. This ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI)-led program pairs mid- to senior-level career professionals with industry executives for mentorship in leadership and career advancement. This six-month, intimate program will build relationships and offer training that leads to further career satisfaction and success in the real estate and land use fields. Learn more here!