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SPOONER, WI -- After taking a year off to strategically plan, Leadership Washburn County is now ready to start taking applications for the 2021-2022 program.

What is Leadership Washburn County?

The program began in 2008 with the purpose of developing current and future leaders in our community by offering a high-quality training program emphasizing leadership skills and focusing on current issues facing our region.

“Leadership Washburn County was a fantastic program to be a part of. Getting to know other leaders from the community as well as learning more about what is going on in Washburn County was really helpful in my personal and professional development. I would highly recommend the program.” - Cara Walters, Marketing and Public Relations Director, Spooner Health, LWC Class of 2019

What does the program entail?

Program participants must attend an overnight leadership retreat at Heartwood Conference September 16 and must attend all sessions thereafter. Sessions are a full business day once a month from October until May.

Program topics include the local economy, government, healthcare, youth and leadership skills. Sessions are taught by local community and business leaders.  

Who should apply?

If you are working in Washburn County and are interested in professional and personal development, you can apply! There is a fee associated and your place of work must approve your application.

What is the application process?

Visit to apply online. Your application will be reviewed by the Board of Directors.

Last Update: Jun 22, 2021 10:06 am CDT

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