Leadership Waupaca County, celebrating over 16 years of leadership development, has graduated over 300 leaders, and is now accepting applications for Class XVII. The program is designed to help people become more informed, civic-minded leaders who are committed to the future of Waupaca County and its communities. This program is well suited for both new residents as well as those who have been here their whole lives. If you live or work in Waupaca County, you are eligible to apply for a seat in the 2016-2017 class (Class XVII).
This nine-month program (one day a month) guides you through a series of workshops, seminars, tours, discussions, and other learning experiences. You will strengthen your leadership skills, increase your knowledge about how businesses and governments operate, become part of a network of other community leaders, and investigate emerging issues facing our communities. Additionally, you will become a better communicator, understand yourself and others (and how to lead among varied personalities), increase your ability to resolve conflicts, and learn how to prioritize and develop workable strategies.
- Participants benefit from interaction with peers who share a passion to develop leadership skills and positively impact their community.
- LWC creates a positive environment in which public speaking, conflict management, and other fundamental leadership skills are learned.
- Employers increasingly seek out leaders who can be taught a particular profession rather than experts at the job who must learn leadership. LWC teaches skills to be a workplace leader.
- LWC creates an active network of leaders equipped to effectively address community issues and opportunities.
- Graduates are equipped with methods to diagnose societal needs, ideas to develop communities, and tools to confidently provide leadership.
Space for this program is limited to 25 and applications are due July 31, 2016. If you have questions about this program, contact Jessica Beckendorf or Dana Nelson at 715-258-6230.