Leadership Waukesha County


Leadership Waukesha County has been a premier leadership development program for more than 30 years. The robust program provides the tools, processes and inspiration necessary to develop and enhance leadership skills that empower participants to assume effective leadership roles in the community and their careers. 

The four-month program is held virtually* every other Wednesday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Each class is facilitated by an experienced professional who leads the group through leadership development, discussions, book reviews and more. 

*All program participants will need web camera and microphone access, as well as Zoom capabilities.

Participants Gain:

  • The opportunity to enhance leadership skills and personal effectiveness
  • Chance to work with, and learn from, other business professionals and experienced leadership facilitators
  • A broadened understanding of business issues at the local, regional and statewide level
  • The opportunity to create a personal Professional Development Plan

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


If you are not currently a member of the Alliance, please contact Robyn Ludtke for registration information.

Tuition & Fees:

As a premier professional development opportunity, participation in the program requires a reasonable investment:

  • $1,500 for Alliance members
  • $2,500 for Non-Alliance members

A limited number of partial scholarships are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for candidates representing nonprofit organizations. Questions? Contact Robyn Ludtke, Vice President of Talent Development at rludtke@waukesha.org.


Leadership Waukesha County Facilitators

Chris Carman

Chris Carman

ActionCOACH Business Coaching

Jerry Fons

Jerry Fons

Executive Power, LLC

Susan Marshall

Susan Marshall

Susan A. Marshall

Krista Morrissey

Krista Morrissey

CHOICES Coaching & Consulting

Advisory Committee

Desiree Allen

Associated Bank

Jeff Hampe

EmbedTek LLC

Joseph Jannazzo

COUNTRY Financial

Elizabeth Lijewski

Waukesha State Bank

Elizabeth Malosh

Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin

Billy Niklasch

Carroll University

Eric Pipkin

New Berlin Plastics

Jackie Pride