About Leadership Greater Madison

Leadership Greater Madison (LGM) provides advanced leadership training to help future community leaders become more aware of the issues affecting our area and the opportunities that exist to get involved. The program focuses on helping participants learn how to develop in-depth analysis of, identify resolution management approaches to, and communicate about, critical public issues while placing special emphasis on contemporary issues, challenges and opportunities, as well as “real world” options and experiences. The hands-on work of the program will focus on specific issues affecting the Dane County area. Participants will serve on an issue team and hone their leadership skills through a series of hands-on exercises related to understanding and analyzing the issue, informing elected officials and opinion leaders about the issue and collaboratively identifying and advocating possible approaches to the challenges and opportunities identified.

LGM consists of 10 highly-interactive and informative sessions, typically held on the fourth Tuesday of every month. These full-day sessions are held at different locations throughout the Madison-area, and include specific leadership skill-training presentations and exercises, along with expert presentations with panel discussions on issues impacting the greater Madison area. The program also provides rich opportunities for networking and offers important insights on timely topics such as financing public education, tax-base enhancement, growing and managing the 21st century workforce and making regional economic development work.

Graduates of Leadership Greater Madison can continue to remain connected by joining a growing LGM Alumni Association, which offers networking, continued education and opportunities for service in the community.

Leadership Greater Madison is a joint effort of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce and Wood Communications Group.