Leadership Program

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 2017 Leadership Program Brochure

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.




Who benefits?

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.


  • Personal leadership skills
  • Confidence to seek greater community     involvement
  • Broader perspectives of area issues
  • Sharper communication skills
  • Renewed sense of pride for self and region
  • Network of local leaders and change agents



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



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