Wisconsin Department of Commerce Newsletter
February 2006
4th Annual Wisconsin Community Leadership Summit Will Focus on Wisconsin's Future

MADISON - Community leaders and organizers, local government officials, state agency professionals, businesses, and community development specialists interested in building stronger Wisconsin communities through leadership development will want to attend the Fourth Annual Wisconsin Community Leadership Summit to be held April 26-27 at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton.

"Building active, effective leaders in both Wisconsin communities and businesses is integral to growing strong statewide connections and partnerships," said Department of Commerce Secretary Mary P. Burke. "This summit is designed to build individual and community leadership skills, share resource information, and recognize outstanding leadership."

The Wisconsin Community Leadership Summit will feature two keynote speakers: Richard Kyte, Ph. D., Director of the D. B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership and Associate Professor of Philosophy at Viterbo University in La Crosse; and Stuart Robertshaw, Ph. D., Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Education at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Breakout sessions will follow on such topics such as building leadership, using research to support community change projects, and community-academic partnerships.

The registration fee is $125 for full payment by March 27 or $175 for full payment by April 19. Pre-registration is required to attend the Wisconsin Community Leadership Summit. A registration form is available online at www.uwex.edu/ces/wrlp. Registrations can be sent to Wisconsin Rural Leadership Program, 432 North Lake Street, Room 435, Madison, WI, 53706.

The Wisconsin Community Leadership Summit is hosted by the Wisconsin Rural Leadership Program, Wisconsin Rural Partners, Inc., and the University of Wisconsin - Extension. The Department of Commerce is a conference partner.

For more information about the summit, contact Janet Short, UW-Extension, at 608/263-0817 or janet.short@ces.uwex.edu.

-- Tony Hozeny

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Please send comments or questions to Barbro McGinn, editor.

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