Leadership Oconto County
is a program of the Oconto County Economic Development Corporation (OCEDC). The goal of the leadership program is to build a pool of citizens with broad knowledge of the ideas, issues, and concerns faced by our local communities. It is hoped that as the participants become aware of the challenges and the many existing resources, they will take leadership and active participation roles in helping to meet those challenges.
- Collaborative Leadership
- Styles Natural Resources
- Family & Diversity Issues
- Education, Youth & Lifelong Learning
- Local and Tribal Government
- Health Care & Wellness
- Economic Development
- Personal Engagement
Participation in Leadership Oconto County is open to the general public living and working in and around Oconto County. Our participants represent a diverse perspective and variety of experiences. The melding of individuals into a focused team over the year is a very rewarding experience.
- Be exposed to a broad range of issues
- Improve decision-making skills
- Develop confidence as leaders
- Build county-wide networks
- Be prepared for positions of influence
- Develop personal and interpersonal skills
Leadership Oconto County is a nine-month (one day per month) program consisting of workshops, seminars, discussions, and tours. Each session will focus on an issue in the community and an aspect of leadership development. Practical learning is emphasized - not a full day of lectures. Each participant will become involved in a community-based project - the laboratory part of learning.