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About Leadership Greater Madison
Leadership Greater Madison (LGM) is a non-partisan, civic-education and leadership-training program that helps educate and train Dane County’s future community leaders. For 25 years, it has provided experiential learning, networking opportunities and hands-on activities to participants from a wide-variety of backgrounds, including business, education, government and non-profit organizations. The 11-month program features innovative monthly sessions held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at various locations across the community that enhance the learning experience. Members also participate in substantive team projects that focus on addressing important public issues. The successful LGM-Youth program began as an LGM team project. The program’s nimble curriculum reflects contemporary issues and frequently considers topics such as local government operations, K12 education, taxes, social services, veterans concerns, racial disparity, workforce and economic development and quality of life. The non-partisan, objective nature of the program provides participants with the opportunity for unique perspectives and insights of complicated community issues.
LGM’s goal is for its members to become engaged in their community and empowered to take an active leadership role. To do this, LGM strives to:
1. Improve participant understanding of, and engagement with, specific challenges and opportunities facing our communities; 2. Provide participants with meaningful opportunities to network and interact with civic leaders from the greater Madison area; 3. Enhance participant research, issue management and public advocacy skills; 4. Create opportunities for participants to develop valuable interpersonal and leadership skills through a variety of experiential learning techniques; and 5. Assist participants in identifying and exploring opportunities for civic engagement.
APPLICATION PROCESS Leadership Greater Madison (LGM) strives for diverse classes that reflect the community. Membership in LGM is by nomination and application. Applicants can be nominated by employers, program graduates, colleagues, friends or can self-nominate.
LGM strives for diverse classes that reflect the community. Membership LGM is by nomination and application. Applicants can be nominated by employers, program graduates, colleagues, friends or can self-nominate.
Ideal candidates for the LGM experience will be individuals who have an interest in learning more about the community in which they live; contributing to efforts to enhance that community; and taking on a civic leadership role within a government, non-profit, business or community setting.
Applicants must: 1. Be residents of, or working in, Dane County 2. Be nominated by a previous program participant or supporter or his/her employer or able to able to demonstrate leadership experience or potential. 3. Commit to attending a minimum of nine of the 10 scheduled sessions and actively participate in team project activities. 4. Applications can be completed online here, printed and mailed to LGM c/o Wood Communications Group, 1930 Monroe St., Suite 367, Madison, WI 53711 or faxed to (608) 259-0828, attention LGM.
TUITION Tuition for participation in the LGM signature program is $2,750. A reduced rate of $1,750 will be offered to employees of local non-profit organizations. Upon request, LGM will work with accepted applicants on tuition assistance. Assistance may be available depending on program sponsorships and donations. Please contact LGM Coordinator Lynn Wood for available discounts at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tuition is due upon program acceptance. Checks can be made payable to Leadership Greater Madison and can be mailed to LGM c/o Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce, 1. S. Pinckney St., Suite 330, P.O. Box 71, Madison, WI 53701-0071