Leadership Program

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Click here to download the McLeod For Tomorrow Leadership Application 

What Is The Need?

Complex challenges are impacting the communities in which we live.  Addressing these challenges requires leaders equipped with new tools and resources for decision making and citizen action.

How The Program Works

Participants gather one day each month in the communities throughout the county.  Each day includes leadership training, meeting with community leaders and tour of businesses, organizations, and/or points of interest in that particular community.  Participants will tour, study and dine together.  Each day ends with reflections and discussion of the days events.

Who Can Participate

Participants must live or work in McLeod County.  They may have lived here their whole lives, or they may have just started a new job in our county, or recently moved here.  Each class is comprised of a maximum of 24 participants.  Learning is enhanced with a nice balance of ages and genders and representations among the class.  This is the reason for the application process.  An applicant who is not selected, will most likely be encouraged to participate the following year.  Participants can be current or emerging leaders who demonstrate an interest in future leadership roles in our communities, our organizations, our businesses, and especially in our county.  We encourage all who have interest to apply!

Why Should A Business Sponsor An Employee?

The program provides high quality professional development at a very reasonable cost.

Employers gain:

  • Employees who have a better understanding of the various personalities and values that make others “tick.”
  • Employees who have a better understanding of our generational differences.
  • Employees who have a greater understanding of the demographics, economics and opportunities in McLeod County communities.
  • Employees with improved visionary leadership and ability for “big picture” thinking.
  • Employees who are better able to build professional networks and promote their respective business or organization.
  • Employees with increased capacity to address critical issues and challenges.
  • Employees who are better able to conduct and/or participate in productive meetings.

How Do Participants Benefit?

You will..

  • Develop a base of leadership knowledge and skills including effective communication, facilitation and conflict management.
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of your personal leadership style and how to work with others more effectively.
  • Build personal and professional networks with community leaders and organizations through the county.
  • Develop confidence and skills necessary to serve in leadership roles.
  • Develop an awareness of your personal strengths, and better understand your own ethics and values.

Registrations are due by July 15, 2018

Program Schedule (2018 – 2019)

Typical session runs 8:15 am – 4:30 pm and is most often on the 4th Thursday.

  • September 27, 2081 – McLeod County Museum, Hutchinson
  • October 25, 2018 – Winsted
  • November 14, 2018 – Plato (this is a Wednesday)
  • December 20, 2018 – Hutchinson
  • January 24, 2019 – McLeod County Courthouse Facilities, Glencoe
  • February 28, 2019 – Brownton/Stewart
  • March 28, 2019 – Lester Prairie
  • April 25, 2019 – Glencoe
  • May 23, 2019 – Silver Lake/Biscay
  • May 23, 2019 – Graduation Event

Leadership Topics:

“Beginning Your Leadership Journey”
“Visionary Leadership”
“Committees That Work”
“Bridging Generations”
“Navigating Conflict Successfully”
“Determining your Strengths”
“Leadership for the Common Good”
“Understanding McLeod County’s Economy”
“Rewriting the Rural Narrative”
“Leading Through Change”
“Meaningful Conversations using the World Cafe Method”