Local Government Leadership Academy Applications open through Dec. 5

Enhance your leadership skills and gain tools to address issues impacting your local government. Explore and find solutions to generate results. Engage with other local government leaders to shape the future of your community.

The Local Government Leadership Academy (LGLA) is a nine-month, cohort-based program blending in-person workshops, virtual sessions, online self-study, and goal-setting to help local government leaders develop professionally while also contributing to the improved capacity of their local government. As leaders apply skills learned, they create intra-agency improvements (e.g. improved staff morale, strategic decision making, and clarity of purpose) that will ultimately improve the overall functioning of local governments as organizations, and thus their capacity to provide quality services to Wisconsin communities.

The Local Government Leadership Academy serves:

  • elected officials who understand the basics of their role and are ready to take on new leadership challenges.
  • department heads, directors, and managers who are new to leadership roles, as well as those aspiring to or preparing for leadership roles.
  • anyone interested in becoming a more effective leader in local government.

Cost of the program is $1200. Scholarships are available to a limited number of people who have been historically underrepresented in local government.

To learn more and to register, visit: https://leadershipdevelopment.extension.wisc.edu/programs/local-government-leadership-academy/The Local Government Leadership Academy is a collaborative effort between the Wisconsin Counties Association, Leadership Wisconsin Inc., and UW-Madison Division of Extension.

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