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.

This Leadership Program is best for people new to the community, leaders looking for a better understanding of the environment in which they work, people serving on non-profit boards and those wanting different approach to leadership development.

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.

What Participants Will Gain

  • A far greater understanding and perspective of the community.
  • Knowledge of themselves and how to utilize their strengths.
  • Improved leadership skills.
  • 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.
  • Understand how to build a good team.

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.
  • Provides professional networking opportunities.
  • Helps employees develop greater personal vision.
  • 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

$825/$103.13 per session
  • Tuition payment includes all materials and refreshments.

Register Now to Secure a Spot

Hurry, registrations are honored on a first-come, first-served basis
and limited to 30 participants. This program continues to sell out!

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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 7:45 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Locations and Speakers will vary and will be announced prior to each session.

At each session, Leadership program Alumni and local leaders will provide information on the following topics:

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

I have lived in the La Crosse area since 1983, and I learned so much more about our people, our resources, and our beautiful community. We are truly blessed to be living here. Cindy Prindle

Instructor, Western Technical College

Session #1

October 17, 2017

Be Aspirational

Session #2

November 21, 2017

Economic Vitality & Collaboration

Session #3

December 12, 2017

Law & Justice: Freedom, Saftey & Fairness

Session #4

January 16, 2018

The Environment from River to Bluff: Your Role & Responsibility

Session #5

February 20, 2018

Leadership in Government

Session #6

March 20, 2018

Education & Lifelong Learning

Session #7

April 24, 2018

Lead La Crosse

Session #8

May 15, 2018

Encore! Arts in La Crosse

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