WHAT IS THE GOAL OF LGM? The LGM experience is designed to help participants gain a greater awareness and understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the greater Madison area. Through a wide variety of presentations by distinguished community leaders, administrators and experts as well as a range of hands-on activities and experiences, LGM strives to:
1. Improve participant understanding of, and engagement with, specific challenges and opportunities facing our communities; 2. Provide participants with meaningful opportunities to network and interact with civic leaders from the greater Madison area; 3. Enhance participant research, issue management and public advocacy and engagement skills; 4. Create opportunities for participants to develop valuable interpersonal and leadership skills through a variety of experiential learning techniques; and 5. Assist participants in identifying and exploring opportunities for civic engagement.
WHO ARE THE IDEAL CANDIDATES FOR LGM? Ideal candidates for the LGM experience will be those individuals who have an interest in learning more about the community in which they live; contributing to efforts to enhance that community; and taking on a civic leadership role within a government, non-profit, business or community setting. Candidates may self-nominate or be nominated by an LGM alum, employer or other community leader; must commit to fully engaging in the LGM learning experience; and receive employer approval/support to participate in the 11 monthly, weekday sessions. Program participants must commit to attending each of 11 full-day sessions (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) between February and December and be willing to participate fully and engage with fellow program participants and community partners. Candidates must reside or work in Dane County.
WHY WOULD YOU CHOOSE TO PARTICIPATE IN LGM?• You want the opportunity to meet Madison’s decision makers and learn more about what makes your community tick; • You want to check out various community needs and leadership opportunities; • You want to grow your personal and professional network;• You want to join an impressive list of fellow local, state and national leaders who have engaged in LGM or similar leadership development programs across the country;• You want to get involved in a team project that benefits your community; and• You want to learn valuable, life-long leadership skills.