Altruism Institute
A once in a lifetime experience for park & recreation professionals
2017 Program - Monday, September 18 thru Friday, September 22
"We believe we have created one of the best training programs available for park & recreation professionals today. The Altruism Institute will be a life changing experience for all who attend!"
The Altruism Institute is an intensive 5 day program that focuses on strategic thinking around social and fiscal responsibility.  The host region, Chaffee County, Colorado, will also allow participants the opportunity to experience the great outdoors and recreate in one of the most beautiful places in the country, the "heart of the Rockies". 
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Institute Facilitators
A number of expert faciliators will create provocative discussion during the Institute. 
Meet three of these impressive, dynamic people.
  1. Wendell Pryor
    Wendell Pryor is the former Director of the Colorado Civil Rights Division. He has served as the HR Director for the City and County of San Francisco and Personnel Administrator for the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. He holds a law degree from the University of Denver, College of Law. Wendell will lead a program and discussion focused on social equity and income inequality.
  2. Dr. Sandra Taylor
    Sandra cares for victims of trauma, cancer, and other ailments, practicing "healthcare" as a general surgeon. She trained at among others, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and UC Davis Health Sciences Center. Sandra returns to the Institute for a second year and will lead a program and discussion focused on the obesity crisis and contemporary ways to think about health and wellness.
  3. Isabel McDevitt
    Isabel is a social enterprise expert with experiences in workforce development, community affairs, and social enterprise. She has served on the senior leadership team at The Doe Fund, an organization serving homeless and formerly incarcerated individuals in New York City. Isabel returns to the Institute for a second year and will lead a program and discussion focused on creating impactful social enterprises.
And let us not forget to RECREATE!
Participants will also experience outdoor recreation and all that the Rocky Mountains of Colorado has to offer. Imagine having the chance to kayak, and hike and bike some of the most beautiful and pristine areas of the country...