Ashland & Bayfield Counties Leadership Program
Developing Leaders to Build Strong Communities
Make a difference!
Interested in serving your community, growing an organization, revitalizing your business and perhaps changing the world? The Ashland & Bayfield Counties Leadership Program is designed to enhance your leadership skills toward building rewarding relationships, utilizing your strengths more effectively and fine-tuning decision making skills to generate motivation and execution.
The program’s focus is to create a network of local leaders who will help guide our communities through change while insuring the healthy quality of life we so cherish. Engaged citizens are better prepared leaders who, in turn, increase the effectiveness of organizations and the vitality within communities.
We want you!
This four month program accepts 15 – 20 adults from Ashland & Bayfield Counties who are committed to enhancing their leadership skills and have a desire to begin or continue their community involvement. Previous leadership experience is not required. The program will benefit those who are, or would like to be: organization members and officers; board members; faith lay leaders; concerned citizens; elected officials; community volunteers; business people; and non-profit employees.
Previous program graduates are: serving as leaders of organizations, working on community committees, boards, and projects, serving as elected officials, achieving job advancement and networking to improve our local communities.
The individual program participants and the organizations in which they’re involved will benefit from the program. This program enhances a group of energized individuals bringing new skills to civic engagement and community participation.
The cost for the program is $199 (or $175 due by December 30th) and covers lodging and food at the retreat, materials, guest presenters and the banquet.
Applications are due January 13.
A check for the tuition should accompany your application payable to Ashland County Leadership.
Some employers or organizations might help with the tuition fee.
Partial scholarships are available. Please contact program for details.
How to apply:
Application forms are available online:
or pick-up an application at either UW-Extension office. An application can also be mailed to you upon request
February 16 & 23
March 9 & 30
April 13 & 27
Program locations to be announced.
Participants are expected to attend all scheduled sessions. There is also the expectation that participants will read materials between meetings and complete other homework.
UW-Extension Ashland County
201 West Main Street, Courthouse, Room 107
Ashland WI 54806
Phone: 715-682-7017; 711 WI Relay
UW-Extension Bayfield County
Courthouse, 117 E. 5th Street
PO Box 218
Washburn, WI 54891
Phone: 715-373-6104 x 1
711 WI Relay