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
- 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.
2023-24 Session Schedule:
August 29th: Discover Yourself | Mustang Seeds, Inc.
September 12th: Project Planning & Time Management | Living Hope Church
September 26th: Working Together | Madison High School Board Room
October 10th: Local Government | Lake County Courthouse
October 24th: Being an Effective Leader: Part 1 | East River Electric Power Cooperative
November 7th: Being an Effective Leader: Part 2 | DSU MadLabs
November 21st: Getting to Know Madison: Part 1 | Heartland Energy
December 5th: Getting to Know Madison: Part 2 | Madison High School Board Room
January 9th: Maintaining Company Culture & Hidden Bias | FirstLine Funding Group
January 23rd: Volunteerism | Madison Chamber of Commerce
February 6th: Understanding the Legislative Process | Pierre, SD
February 20th: Chamber Leadership Madison Graduation | Dakota Prairie Playhouse