Fellow Feature: Aurora Conley

Leadership Wisconsin Group XVII Fellow Feature My name is Aurora Conley and I am Anishinaabe from the Bad River Band of Lake Superior where I work as the Litigation Support Specialist for Bad River Tribe’s Legal Department. My community life extends beyond my professional work, however; where I serve as Vice-Chair on the Anishinaabe Environmental […]


A Heartfelt Farewell to Kim Clist, Program Coordinator

Every organization needs a Kim Clist. And for the past eight years, Leadership Wisconsin has been fortunate enough to have the real deal. As Kim prepares to leave her position as Program Coordinator with Leadership Wisconsin, we would like to congratulate her on her new position with Beloit College, and honor her many contributions to […]


National Policy Seminar Teaches Group XVII Important Lessons

Written by Mary Hookham, Janesville, WI Leadership Wisconsin Group XVII Fellows recently spent a week in Washington, D.C. for their National Policy seminar. Fellows were met with many different perspectives on important issues and enjoyed the immersion into the culture and society of the city. The seminar’s focus was to take a look at policy-making […]


Leadership Wisconsin Welcomes 2017 Summer Intern

UW-Whitewater photo/Craig Schreiner We are excited to welcome Natalie Arriaga to Leadership Wisconsin for the 2017 Summer Expanding Audiences Internship. Originally from Janesville, Natalie is an undergraduate student at UW-Whitewater where she majors in International Studies with a minor in Spanish. Arriaga’s experience ranges from interning in the Wisconsin State Capitol to working in her […]


Fellow Feature: Rebecca Nichols

Leadership Wisconsin Group XVII Fellow Feature My name is Rebecca Nichols and I am a third-term alderperson in the City of Menasha. First elected in 2013, I enjoy working with residents, businesses and the greater community to make Menasha a great place to live, work and raise a family. During my tenure, I have been […]


PHOTOS: The Buildings, The Sights of Croatia

This March, Leadership Wisconsin Executive Director, Sarah Schlosser, and International Seminar Co-Chairs, Tim Baye and Joan Gillman, embarked on a pre-trip to Croatia where they began preparation for the International Travel Seminar to Croatia for spring of 2018. In the coming months we will release photo journals from their travels where readers can get a […]


Share your favorite leadership books with Leadership Wisconsin

As our first series of Virtual Book Club discussions comes to a close, we invite alumni and friends to get involved in this innovative approach to leadership development. Leadership Wisconsin is currently looking for book recommendations and volunteer discussion facilitators. The Virtual Book Club is an exciting and accessible way to continue your leadership journey […]


Group XVII Continues on Signature Program Journey

After nearly a year with Leadership Wisconsin, Group XVII prepares for the remainder of their Signature Program experience. The program “Fellows” will graduate in July 2018, joining the community of over four-hundred Leadership Wisconsin and WRLP alumni. The group traveled to Washington DC in April where they studied national policy as it relates to their […]


Leadership Wisconsin Remembers Ayse Somersan

Leadership Wisconsin was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Ayse Somersan on Monday, April 17, 2017. Dr. Somersan served as the Dean and Director of University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension from 1988 – 1996. During her time as Dean and Director, Somersan is credited with being one of the early standard bearers […]


Fellow Feature: Jan Dworschak

Leadership Wisconsin Group XVII Fellow Feature My name is Jan Dworschak and I live in Arcadia where I serve as a music minister for several area churches and provide piano and organ lessons. I returned to my hometown in March 2010 to care for my mother when she returned home from the hospital on hospice […]