8 Welcome to Leadership Greater Madison
Welcome to Leadership Greater Madison
Applications now being accepted for the 2018 Leadership Greater Madison class.
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2016 Annual Report Now Available. Click here to view
Applications now being accepted for the
2017/18 Leadership Greater Madison
YOUTH class.
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2015 LGM Youth Annual Report Now Available. Click here to view
Leadership of Greater Madison Class 22, Quality of Life and Well Being Team of 2015 Release Accessibility Tips Sheet.
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The Madison-area leaders of tomorrow are being trained today thanks, in part, to Leadership Greater Madison (LGM). Strong, thriving communities need educated, talented individuals to lead the way for a successful future, and LGM provides the knowledge, skills and relationship building capacity needed to inspire leadership and make a difference in the community. This advanced leadership training program is designed for qualified individuals who live and work in Dane County, who want to enrich their lives by engaging in issues to help advance the greater Madison community. For more than 20 years, LGM has introduced more than 600 local business executives, educators and nonprofit leaders to the issues and challenges facing Dane County communities. In fact, you will find graduates of LGM throughout Dane County sitting on boards, committees and commissions, helping to shape the future of our community.

Leadership Greater Madison participants will:

  • Enhance research, issue management and public advocacy skills;
  • Improve understanding of, and engagement with, specific challenges and opportunities confronting our communities;
  • Have meaningful opportunities to network and interact with each other and with civic leaders from the greater Madison area; and
  • Identify and explore opportunities for civic engagement.

Leadership Greater Madison and Civitas are leadership education and training programs made possible through a joint effort of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce and Wood Communications Group. LGM is a 501 (c) 3 and is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational program of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Click here to learn more about Civitas.


“Elected officials and business executives recognize the importance of strong civic leadership. Participation in Civitas and Leadership Greater Madison illustrates dedication to making sure the future of our community remains strong. Congratulations to everyone involved in these important programs on a job well done, and thank you for your commitment and willingness to make a difference!”

–Jim Wood
President, Wood Communications Group