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Leadership Madison is an educational program intended for Madison area citizens that have an interest in their communities, their leaders and institutions, and specific leadership opportunities. During the six-month program, participants will hear from area experts, tour places that make our community unique, participate in thought-provoking discussion and learn how and why decisions are made.

What does it take?

Participants must live in the Madison Area and work for a member of the Greater Madison Area Chamber of Commerce. They are expected to attend all sessions, graduation, and participate in a group project over the course of the program.


  • Make Connections
  • Community Awareness
  • Networking
  • Develop Leadership Skills
  • Create a Sense of Purpose for Civic Involvement

The Leadership Madison Committee will select up to 12 area people that live or work in the Madison Area. Individuals that are not selected as one of the 12 participants will be added to a wait list.


Tuition for the Leadership Madison Program is $350 and non-refundable. Tuition covers all program costs including materials, speakers, graduation banquet, and Madison/DSU Hosts the Legislature. If selected for the program, the tuition fee must be paid in full by Friday, August 31st, 2022.

2022-23 Session Schedule:

August 30

September 13

September 27

October 11

October 25

November 8

November 22

December 6

January 10

January 24

February 7 | Madison/DSU Hosts the Legislature: Trip to Pierre | ALL DAY

February 21st | GRADUATION

Class of 2022-2023