Alumni News

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September 2017 Headlines

PHOTOS: U.S. Travel Seminar to California

Get a glimpse of Group XVII’s experience in the Bay Area and Central Valley of California during their recent U.S. Travel Seminar. See the faces that guided their leadership development and the stories that made a lasting impact. It was a week to remember as Signature Program Fellows and Seminar Scholars alike took a deeper look at the issues. Read More…

It’s not too late! Apply for 2018 International Travel Seminars

Where will your leadership journey take you? To the ancient city walls of Croatia or the vivid northern lights of Finland? The choice is yours. Application deadlines are approaching for the 2018 International Travel Seminars. Applications are accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis, so apply today! Read More…


Wisconsin Counties Association Magazine Features Group XVII Reflections

Leadership Wisconsin was honored to be featured in the July 2017 and August 2017 issues of the Wisconsin Counties Association Magazine. The magazine features writing contributions from Leadership Wisconsin Executive Director, Sarah Schlosser, and Group XVII Fellows Mary Hookham, Becky Nichols and Jennifer Thatcher. Read More…

PHOTOS: Entrepreneurship, From Vision to Action

In the second photo journal featuring images of Croatia, the destination for our International Travel Seminar in Spring 2018, we explore some of the country’s private sector businesses and entrepreneurial ventures. Leadership Wisconsin Executive Director, Sarah Schlosser, was accompanied by International Seminar Co-Chairs on their pre-trip to Croatia. Read More…

Hochkammer and Schone Receive 2017 Chancellor’s Awards

Leadership Wisconsin is pleased to congratulate Jon Hochkammer and Ryan Schone on their recent awards presented by UW Colleges and UW-Extension Chancellor Cathy Sandeen. Hochkammer, a Board Member, and Schone, a 2017 Seminar Scholar, were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the organization. Read More…


New Local Government Leadership Initiative Launching

In an environment of funding reductions and increasing demands on services, local government needs innovative solutions. Wisconsin Counties Association and Leadership Wisconsin are partnering to help leaders on the front lines of public policy and decision-making. Introducing a new program designed to specifically for local government leaders. Read More…


Group XVII Fellow Feature: Harry Hertel

Get to know Group XVII, the current group of Fellows in Leadership Wisconsin’s Signature Program. Harry is from Eau Claire where he works as an attorney. He is passionate about finding solutions that support youth involved in the criminal justice system or keep them from crime altogether. Read More…

Alumni Updates

Connie Loden (Group VI) is coordinating a memorial service for Ayse Somersan, past Dean and Director of University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension. All WRLP/Leadership Wisconsin Alumni are invited to attend. Click here to learn more.

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Leadership Wisconsin would not exist without the incredible support of our alumni and friends. Thank you to the following supporters for their generous donations.

Sustaining Donors
Cindy Vana
(Group XV)
Henry Veleker (Group X)

Tuition Sponsors
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation
Cordel Lageschulte

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