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Active Listening – The Key to Successful Communication

In this first guest blog post, Leadership Waupaca County participant Kurt Schwan shares insights from the October 13 LWC session: Effective Communication. Special thanks to FVTC (Fox Valley Technical College) for sponsoring the classroom space. Are you an active listener?  To be an active listener can prove to be difficult for most to master.  Through personal […]


Time is running out!

The application period is coming to a close on July 31 – but given that the 31 falls on a Sunday, we will accept applications until the end of the day August 1.

robin with a worm (early bird)

LWC Announces Early Bird Special

Early bird applicants get $25 off tuition. Submit a complete application by July 15, 2016 and tuition is only $375!* Scholarships are available – contact us for more information. *represents a $25 discount.


LWC Now Accepting Applications for Class XVII (2016-2017)

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 […]


LWC Class XVI Community Service Projects – In their own words

From October 2015 – May 2016, LWC Class XVI participants brainstormed, planned, prioritized, and developed strategies to tackle issues they felt were important to Waupaca County and its residents. Following are summaries, in their own words, of their projects and why they chose to work on them as well as links to the videos for […]

Tom Mosgaller, keynote speaker, discussing how a healthy region depends on how the private, public, and nonprofit/civic sectors work together

Leadership Waupaca County Class XVI Graduation presented by Waupaca County UW-Extension

The Waupaca County UW-Extension office hosted a graduation ceremony for Class XVI Leadership Waupaca County participants. The event was open to anyone interested in growing leaders in Waupaca County communities.It featured Class XVI team project presentations, and the featured speaker was Tom Mosgaller, M.S. The community service project presentations began at 12:15 pm on May 12 at the Waupaca […]


LWC Application Deadline Approaching

The application deadline for the 2015-2016 Leadership Waupaca County program is approaching soon. The official deadline is July 31, but given the fact that we will not be reviewing applications over the weekend, we will extend the deadline through Sunday, August 2. The steering committee will meet by the end of next week to review and […]


“Anybody can be a Leader” ~Chancellor Cathy Sandeen

Below is a link to a well-written summary of Chancellor Sandeen’s talk at the May 7 Leadership Night event, so if you were not able to make it you can take a look and take in some of the details of the next Leadership Waupaca County course. Tips for being a leader, by Jane Myhra for […]


Leadership Waupaca County Kicks off Application Period at Leadership Night; July 31 Deadline

On May 7, community leaders and those interested in leadership attended Leadership Night. Waupaca County Community Development Educator Jessica Beckendorf (@uwexjess; LinkedIn) shared local trends affecting leaders, and guest speaker UW-Colleges/UW-Extension Chancellor Cathy Sandeen shared her reflections on leadership based on her extension experience at several University of California campuses and Extension, and her experience […]