Community-Based Leadership

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Extension supports leadership programs that are place-based, industry specific and issue-focused. We  connect individuals to the networks, tools and knowledge they need to shape desired changes in their communities.

Extension educators

  • deliver leadership programs in partnership with local partners.
  • assist programs with curriculum design, content delivery and program evaluation.
  • offer professional development and networking opportunities for individuals who run leadership programs.

Learn more about our local programs

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Advanced Leadership Program of Juneau County

We facilitate the advanced education and empowerment of emerging leaders for professional, personal and community enrichment.

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Columbia County Future Leaders Active in Government 

We engage high school students as they explore the role of local government and decision-making processes at the county, state and federal levels, while practicing 21st century skills around relevant public issues.

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Community Leadership Alliance of Southwest Wisconsin

We develop a base of informed and motivated community-minded leaders and build alliances to unify communities.

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Green County Leaders 

Our program helps individuals practice leadership skills, deepen their understanding of community issues, and prepare for leadership roles.

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Leadership Waupaca County

We are dedicated to developing civic-minded volunteer leaders and public officials who are committed to the future of Waupaca County and its communities.





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Sauk County Institute of Leadership

We inspire and engage creative leaders working to build a stronger, more vibrant Sauk County community.

Learn more about our statewide leadership programs

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Local Government Leadership Academy

Participants enhance leadership skills and gain tools to address issues impacting local government.



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Tribal Nations Lead! Leadership Development Program

We build bridges between tribal and non-tribal communities





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Wisconsin Lake Leaders Institute

We enhance Wisconsin’s lake resources through leadership, training and civic engagement.

Use our Program Locator to find additional programs across Wisconsin.



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