Schneider Graduates from CSU

David Lee Schneider of Schneider Family Farms Red Angus Ranch, Oconto Wisconsin, graduated on May 12th from Colorado State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Business Management. David is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Wisconsin Beef Council, and serves as Vice President […]


Leadership Wisconsin Alumni play key role in Wisconsin’s Creative Economy Project

May 12-19, 2018 was the third annual Creative Economy Week, a partnership between Arts Wisconsin and the League of Wisconsin Municipalities. Creative Economy Week highlights the positive economic development impact of the arts, for communities of every size. Check out this video to see Leadership Wisconsin Alumni Anne Katz (Group X) and Henry Veleker (Group X), along with […]


The Future of Leadership Wisconsin Looks Bright!

After months of exploration, consideration and planning, the Leadership Wisconsin Board of Directors is pleased to share good news about the future of the premier, statewide leadership development organization. With the exciting changes on the horizon, there will be more opportunities for individuals and organizations to engage in dynamic, timely leadership training experiences that will […]


A Passionate Remembrance of Ayse Somersan

Reflections on an afternoon spent remembering Ayse Somerson: “November 11th was a day filled with passionate remembrance of a woman who left a legacy and touched the lives of so many people. For those who were in attendance, the stories of Ayse’s leadership and life served as an opportunity to honor Ayse Somersan, connect with […]


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 […]


Leadership Wisconsin Values Alumni Feedback

Leadership Wisconsin held three listening sessions at the end of February and beginning of March for alumni, former board members, and former staff to discuss our future directions. We value the continued support of our alumni and friends as we continue to develop as an organization. This was the first step and there will be […]


Leadership Wisconsin Invites Seminar Scholars to Upcoming U.S. Seminar

Leadership Wisconsin is pleased to announce the location of the upcoming U.S. Seminar in the Bay Area and Central Valley of California. Seminar Scholars will be traveling to this area of the country in the fall of 2017 from September 10 – 15. The Bay Area and Central Valley of California offer multiple and contrasting landscapes to […]


Leadership Wisconsin Alumna Awarded in Career and Community

Heidi Clausen, Leadership Wisconsin Alumna of Group XIII, has spent much of her career developing her writing skills. As an agricultural journalist, Clausen spends a lot of time reporting the news but found recognition in a different style of writing. Of her twenty-three years with The Country Today, she has written dozens of “Writer’s Notebook” […]


Leadership Wisconsin’s Frances Milburn Published Author

We have a published author in our midst. Frances Milburn (Group XV) published her fourth children’s serial this fall. Since 2014, Milburn has published one serial each year in a form that is publishable in newspapers. The idea came to from her local newspaper, Watertown Times, and Newspapers in Education (NIE). NIE is a national […]


Sepnafski Receives Inaugural Alva Rankin Memorial Award

Leadership Wisconsin presented the organization’s Inaugural Alva Rankin Memorial Award to Marla Sepnafski of Mosinee on July 19th at the Legacy of Leadership Celebration in Plover.  The award, created in memory of program Alumnus Alva Rankin, is meant to recognize a recent graduate of the program who embodies the memory of Rankin’s leadership.  Sparta resident […]