Leadership Menomonie

is designed to develop community leaders who have the skills to work together, be part of solutions, and accept ownership of community issues. Graduates will complete nine full-day sessions, studying a wide variety of topics including: education, business and industry, heritage, arts and tourism, media, government and law, health and human services, agriculture and environment, as well as participating in networking and team-building activities designed to demonstrate the dynamics of effective leadership.

Professional development seminars will be included to guide participants through their own leadership development. Topics will include managing work teams, managing budgets, leading change and building collaborative relationships.

Graduates will meet leaders of area nonprofit organizations, and learn how they can use their leadership skills to improve our community. In addition, LM graduates are invited to participate in a variety of networking opportunities as LM alumni.

Cost for the program is $950 per participant.


Thursday, March 23 - Government Day

7:45 a.m. Welcome and continental breakfast - County Board Room of the Government  Center

8:00 a.m. Issues Facing City and County Government and the School District - Mayor Randy Knaack, City of Menomonie, Paul Miller, Dunn County, and Joseph Zydowsky, School District of the Menomonie Area Moderated by Tim Eiden

8:45 a.m. Leave for Fire Station

9:00 a.m. Tour of the Menomonie North Fire Station, Includes a discussion of the cooperation between city and rural fire departments - Chief Jack Baus

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Leave for Judicial Center

11:00 a.m. Law Enforcement for Leaders - Sheriff Dennis Smith and Chief Eric Atkinson, Includes an introduction to the various law enforcement agencies serving Dunn County, how the agencies interact, and  how they rely on community involvement

11:30 a.m. Lunch in the multipurpose room prepared by John Hathaway, Food Service Manager for the Dunn County Judicial Center, with short presentations highlighting topics of interest in law enforcement, including West Central Drug Task Force, computer crimes/identify theft, squad car tours, drug driving and free time to interact with presenters

12:45 p.m. Changes in the Criminal Justice Landscape - Sara Benedict, Criminal Justice Coordinator

1:15 p.m. Tour of the Dunn County Jail and presentation on programs available to inmates - Sheriff Dennis Smith and Captain Brenda LaForte

2:15 p.m. Break

2:30 p.m. Do You Know? - Kari Sandberg, Judicial Assistant and Judge Rod Smeltzer

3:30 p.m. Mini-Topics in Government and the Law - Sheriff Dennis Smith, Judge Rod Smeltzer and Tim Eiden

4:00 p.m. Evaluations and leave Government Center

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