First Friend

Our First Friend Newcomer Connection Program will help your job candidates and new hires (and their families) learn more about our community and help them get connected once they relocate. Whether you have a general employee, manager, or executive, our program helps decrease turnover and makes your new hires feel like Greater La Crosse should be their forever home.

Community Leadership

The La Crosse Area Community Leadership program introduces you to the core aspects of our economy, connects you with local leaders, and infuses your leadership style with a powerful perspective of community interdependence. As a member of the La Crosse Area Community Leadership class, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of Greater La Crosse 
  • Get hands-on experience with local volunteering
  • Grow your cross-industry network 
  • Be challenged to take an active leadership role 

    This leadership program is fantastic for those new to the La Crosse Area as well as those who have called this region home for years. Participants will develop their leadership skills and gain a new perspective to enhance their roles in the workplace, on non-profit boards, at home, as a volunteer, and as a community member.

    Servant Leadership

    Servant leadership is a philosophy and set of practices that enriches the lives of individuals, builds better organizations and ultimately creates a more just community and a caring world.

    We’re proud to partner with Viterbo University to offer you the Servant Leadership program now in a 6 week course.

    Take advantage of this opportunity to learn servant leadership skills from nationally recognized, in-demand facilitator Tom Thibodeau. The takeaways from each session are timely, practical and impactful.