Leadership Waukesha County

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To provide the tools, processes and inspiration necessary to develop and enhance leadership skills that will empower participants to assume effective leadership roles in our community and further their careers.

Leadership Waukesha County is a nine-month program that focuses on the development of business professionals who live or work in the greater Waukesha County area. In its 25+ years of existence, more than 600 graduates of Leadership Waukesha County have strengthened their personal and professional skills.

The strength of the program lies in peer development through the sharing of issues and experiences. Each class is facilitated by experienced professionals who lead the group through leadership development, discussions, book reviews and more. The tangible and intangible benefits of Leadership Waukesha County are as diverse as the participants themselves. Graduates list increased awareness of self and coworkers, enhanced communication skills, a spark in creativity and thinking outside the box as some of the reasons they consider the program exceptional. You’ll be challenged and energized!

Participants gain:

  • The opportunity to enhance leadership skills and personal effectiveness
  • An inclusive network of colleagues and resources
  • Chance to work with, and learn from, other business professionals
  • Opportunity to work with a set of experienced leadership facilitators
  • A broadened understanding of business issues at the local, regional and statewide level
  • Complimentary DiSC assessment
  • Selected readings and book discussions
  • Experience of visiting different host organizations throughout the county
  • Eligibility for up to 5.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successful completion of the program, through a partnership with UW-Extension and UW Colleges Continuing Education Departments

Employers gain:

  • Leaders prepared to move their companies and organizations forward
  • Employees connected to a diverse network of dynamic leaders
  • Staff energized and motivated to apply program information to organizational situations
  • Individuals with knowledge to address a variety of challenges with a well-grounded sense of local, regional and statewide issues
Document Downloads Leadership Waukesha County 2016-17 Facilitators Advisory Committee

Leadership Waukesha County 2016-17 Facilitators

Tom Palzewicz

Tom Palzewicz

ActionCOACH of Elm Grove

Jerry Fons

Executive Power, LLC

Susan Marshall

Susan Marshall

Backbone Institute, LLC

Advisory Committee

Desiree Allen

Associated Bank

Jerry Bartos

CableCom LLC

Joe Bitter

River Run Computers

Lisa Fetzer

Xorbix Technologies

Lydia Guell

Carroll University

Joseph Jannazzo

COUNTRY Financial

Tracie Kuehl

WE Energies

Charlie Moore

Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin

Kurt Rich


Rachel Smith

US Bank

Keyana Tabatabaei

WE Energies