Polk-Burnett Leadership Program A Summary Presentation UW-Extension Community Resource Agents: Bob Kazmierski Mike Kornmann Leadership Program-Background There are over 30 Leadership training programs across Wisconsin. Organized in urban areas, suburbs or county-wide. Often attempt to bring new leaders into forefront of citizen led community development or improvement. Leadership Program-Why? More movement by area residents Less commitment to community A greater need for teamwork at work and in community A “decline” in civic organizations A need to tie people across geographic areas Key Benefits Learn and practice leadership and problem solving skills Develop a network of local leaders Improve employment skills Build social capital of area communities Help others lead Learn about issues in rural WI Testimonials A person very rarely gets the opportunity to be a member of a program that brings together so many resources, from the county and state level, to facilitate the process of learning about Green County, how it functions and what roles we might be able to play in its future. – Seth Engen, Owner, Computer Know How Green County Leaders Leadership Program Profiles Polk-Burnett Leadership Academy Steering Committee 9 sessions (September – May) Day time No Retreat-Class project Tuition $400 Meet across the two counties Variety of training formats Team assignments Curricula Understanding yourself and others Colors-Generations What is leadership? Leadership styles Interpersonal Communication Local Government and finance Economic development Natural Resources Youth/Health Care/Cultural Issues Team Project Team Assignments Issue Identification Develop potential projects Group orientated Analyze and research issue Develop proposal/work plan Present at graduation How we are funded Organizational start up money Local UWEX grant Tuition funds program Businesses sponsor employees BCDA and UWEX provide scholarships Individuals pay out-of-pocket • Speaker travels expenses and honorariums • Tuition due by next session-10/13 Polk-Burnett Leadership Academy Policies: Policy on Absenteeism Policy on Tuition Reimbursement Policy on becoming a student Weather Policy Policy on Absenteeism To still be considered a graduate of the program, only two misses are acceptable. We are considering taping the classes for those who missed class? Policy on Tuition Reimbursement Application states that if you miss two or more classes-tuition will not be reimbursed. If employer sponsored, employer may require report-accountability. If scholarship sponsored, you may be asked to pay for missed classes Policy on becoming a student In application, several short answer questions and references/recommendations Adult, over 18 16 student-class cap Weather Policy Same weather policy for schools and athletic teams Listen to WXCE, WPCA, etc. for cancellations Calling tree Conclusion You are the first class of Polk- Burnett Leadership Academy Please help us evaluate program Please let other know about the value of program Have fun!
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