Service Leadership 


To create an immersive, experiential, and interactive nonprofit leadership growth experience that supports, educates, and inspires leaders, accelerating progress towards individual goals.


Program Overview

SVP Denver sponsors a year-long nonprofit leadership program called Service Leadership. The program is an immersive and interactive nonprofit leadership growth experience offered to a small cadre of executive leaders who wish to strengthen their leadership skills, deepen their personal impact within their organization, and broaden their professional reach across Denver’s nonprofit sector.

Participants begin the program by completing an individual executive leadership assessment that will serve as a basis for setting individual goals to inform their year-long personal development plan. Program participants will meet monthly and use dialogue, thematic learning, and peer coaching to achieve their personal leadership development milestones. Members will have access to the program’s two facilitators for personalized consultation. In addition, SVP’s 70+ partners are available for specialized consultation and mentorship, as needed.

  • $850 investment by organization or individual
  • 12-month program, including 10 total sessions
  • Full-day kick-off retreat in February 2020
  • 5 in-person 90-minute sessions
  • 4 virtual 60-minute sessions
  • Around 12 participants per cohort
  • Scholarships available to support diversity and inclusion

Program Facilitators

MATT JONES: a SVP partner and an expert in using mindfulness-based leadership training to unlock elite individual performance and world class execution. Through his Executive Coaching University and the International Mindfulness Federation, he has trained hundreds of corporate executives and organizational leaders over the past decade.

PAT LANDRUM: a SVP partner and a change leader with over 30 years of experience in facilitating cross-sector collaboration to solve difficult challenges. She is passionate about helping people tap into their personal purpose for social change. Pat served as the Executive Director of SVP Denver from 2010 to 2018.

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to In your interest letter, briefly highlight your leadership competencies and identify areas for personal growth and improvement. Applications for our 2020 cohort are due December 1, 2019.