Mortgage Leadership Program (MLP)

The Mortgage Leadership Program (MLP) is dedicated to growing influential leaders through networking, industry knowledge and growth, community service and CMLA involvement.

"The entire program was a huge success. The opportunities that were presented to us from meeting with top notch mortgage industry locals as well as the exposure we had to events like the CMLA/CBA Breakfast meeting, Capital Day and various CMLA  committee meetings was incredibly informative and enlightening.  Each meeting focused around a different part of the business so that I was able to get a very well rounded idea on what the industry is currently experiencing.  I expressed to my management team that the best thing about this program was seeing what actually goes on in our industry outside the four walls of our building.  And, I even gave a presentation to our management team shortly after we attended Capital Day and the DRE Board meeting at DORA because I felt there are so many interesting things to share."

Kimberly Federspiel
Pulte Mortgage


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2016 MLP Schedule

(2016  schedule.
2017 schedule coming soon!)

MLP Alumni

Participants in the Mortgage Leadership Program:
  • Gain insight into the mortgage lending community
  • Involvement in a community service project
  • Curriculum includes industry history, legislative process, compliance, and mortgage company analysis
CMLA Involvement
  • Become actively involved with one of CMLA's leadership committees
  • Work within teams comprised of a variety of industry professionals creating valuable business and personal relationships
  • Applicant must be an employee of a CMLA Member Company.

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  • The applicant must have a minimum of 2 years experience working in the mortgage lending industry.
  • The applicant is required to complete the Certified Mortgage Lender (CML) Designation requirements before finishing the Mortgage Leadership Program (MLP).
  • The applicant must obtain a written recommendation from their Company President, CEO, Branch Manager or current/past member of the CMLA Board of Directors.
  • Applicants will be required to attend CMLA’s annual Convention for the class graduation.

2017 Class Registration is Open

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2017 MLP Application Deadlines

Early Bird Application Deadline: November 23, 2016
Final Application Deadline EXTENDED:
January 6, 2017
Tentative Class Start: January 11, 2017


Fee Includes:

  • EARLY BIRD Applicants: Access to the Denver Holiday Party
  • Course Materials and Meetings
  • CMLA’s Capitol Day Event
  • Registration Fee for Denver Luncheon in May
  • Registration Fee for CMLA’s Annual Convention
    (Applies to the year you participate in the MLP class)