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.



Registration for the 2017-2018 Class is now closed.

Attendance Policy: Regular attendance and punctuality are essential for the smooth operation of this program. A maximum of two classes may be missed. Missing more than two classes will result in immediate termination of the attendee from the class.

In the event of a termination, refunds for the program will not be given. There will be no exceptions to this attendance policy.

Class of 2017-2018 Schedule:

Class 1: September 7 - Retreat


Class 2: September 21 - Ag & Environment


Class 3: October 19 - Arts, Heritage & Tourism

Class 4: November 9 - Media Day

Class 5: January 18 - Education

Class 6: February 15 - Business & Industry

Class 7: March 22 - Government & Law

Class 8: April 19 - Health & Human Services

Class 9: May 17 - Graduation

Sponsor the 2018-2019 Class:


2017-2018 Attendees:

Craig Adams

WESTconsin Credit Union

Chloe Fetter

The Bridge to Hope

Angie Lew

Rotary Club of Menomonie

Gayle Ostermann

Chippewa Valley Technical College

Beth Stone


Glendy Thompson

3M Company

Ian Walker

Royal Credit Union

2017-2018 Platinum Sponsor:

2017-2018 Gold Sponsors:


2017-2018 Bronze Sponsors:

Dunn Energy Cooperative

Prevea Health

Xcel Energy


Greg Beskow

Andersen Corporation

Larissa Gunderson

Quality Auto Body

Jim Lorrigan

Menomonie Area Chamber

Elizabeth Ritz Witt

Mayo Clinic Health System

Jolene Sterk

Menomonie Public Library

Justin Utpadel



Linda Borofka


Becca Kleist

Menomonie Market Food Co-op

Ben Markl


Zenon Smolarek


Michael Tiffany

Prevea Health

Adam Walesh

3M Company