LEADERSHIP WISCONSIN is Wisconsin’s premier leadership development organization with a national reputation for producing highly effective leaders. In order to meet community challenges and recognize opportunities, Wisconsin needs leaders who show initiative, listen intently, understand the breadth and depth of issues, assume responsibility, act with civility and exercise sound decision making.
Our mission is developing leaders to strengthen communities.
LEADERSHIP WISCONSIN is uniquely positioned as a 501(c)3 non-profit and as part of the University of Wisconsin Extension Cooperative Extension division. The partnership with Cooperative Extension connects our work with the “Wisconsin Idea“, and the resources of the University of Wisconsin. This means our programming remains high quality, cutting edge, relevant and timely, and that it meets the needs of the diverse individuals and communities of Wisconsin.
LEADERSHIP WISCONSIN develops leaders and engages them in transforming their lives and communities through a variety of programs. Those programs include our 2-year Signature Program, an annual leadership conference, and custom programs for organizations and communities. Leadership Wisconsin also plays a key role in connecting and supporting leadership programs and networks across the state; including a network of over 400 Signature Program alumni who are leading at the local, state and national level.