Community Leadership Program

What the La Crosse Area Community Leadership Program Offers

The La Crosse Area Community Leadership Program is unlike any other program you will experience and is guaranteed to provide greater insight into the community in which you live, a better understanding of how others think, how you handle differences and how other leaders work through those issues. Upon graduation, you become a member of our esteemed Alumni group that is equipped to help build the community’s future.

Many graduates find this program uncovers something within that they didn’t know existed and transforms them into a more effective leader and citizen. They stay engaged in the community and contribute to vital improvement efforts including public office, business, arts, social services and community civic organizations.


1st- November 19th 

2nd- December 17th


3rd- January 21st

4th- February 18th

5th- March 24th


6th- April 21st

7th- May 19th


What Participants Will Gain

  • Knowledge of themselves and how to utilize their strengths
  • A new network of professionals
  • A passion to improve our community
  • How to work together with a diverse team for common good
  • Understand the community impact of your decisions
  • Enhanced leadership through strength & weakness finding

What Employers Will Gain

  • Engages your leaders in the community, connecting their job, your company, & greater needs
  • Identifies employees’ strengths and how to work well with others
  • Improves employees’ vision for “big picture” thinking
  • Enhances self-awareness, improving their abilities to lead others
Program Facilitator - Tom Thibodeau

Program Facilitator - Tom Thibodeau

Distinguished Professor of Servant Leadership Director, Master of Arts in Servant Leadership

Tom is a distinguished professor of Servant Leadership in the College of Business and Leadership. He is the first person to be appointed as the Distinguished Professor of Servant Leadership for Viterbo and is also graduate faculty member. Tom is nationally recognized for his work in servant leadership and presents regularly around the country.

Program Investment

Non-Chamber Members

$925/$103.13 per session
  • Tuition payment includes all materials and refreshments.

How the Program Works

Participants must commit to eight half-day sessions once a month from October through May. Sessions are held the third Tuesday of the month between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Locations and Speakers will vary and will be announced prior to each session.

This is a great investment to one’s professional growth and development. The program provides exposure to local key leaders and their influences over social, economical and environmental issues within the community we call home. The education received through the program is invaluable and simply can’t be substituted.
Joe Moua

Business Banker, Bremer Bank

We met leaders from all walks of life that, if not for this program, I may have never had the opportunity to meet. We learned a great deal about the area including its assets and its challenges. Presenters provided us with new leadership insights and it was great to engage others with a desire to improve the broader community.
Craig Ubbelohde

Executive Director, Bethany St. Joseph Corporation

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