Leadership Kenosha Application

Leadership Kenosha is designed to develop and enhance participants’ leadership skills for long-term benefit to their workplace and community. Leadership Kenosha seeks participants who possess:

  • An interest in expanding their leadership skills to new heights
  • A desire to advance career opportunities within their organization
  • A strong interest in influencing change and having a positive impact on the future
  • An intention to seek public office, expand volunteer capacity within community organizations, or pursue board memberships
  • A commitment to develop Kenosha's greatest potential by building a strong workforce and a community of leaders
  • A desire to work with a diverse cross-section of business, education, community, and non-profit leaders

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Demographic Information
The following optional information helps us maintain a balanced program:

Why Be A Leader?

One sign of an effective leader is the ability to identify needs and suggest possible solutions. With that in mind, briefly tell us about one or more needs that exist in the Kenosha area or in your work setting. In addition to identifying the need, provide one or more recommendations for addressing it.

What do you hope to gain from Leadership Kenosha? How do you believe you will apply the knowledge gained as a Leadership Kenosha participant?

Aspiring leader
Building on my current role or skills
Career advancement
Community involvement and awareness
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Employee retention
Professional development
Your Involvement

Please describe ways you have been involved in community service (include adult involvement in Kenosha and/or other communities).

Please describe positions you have held in the past five years, and any other workplace leadership opportunities you have held (task force member, committee chair, etc.).

Please provide the following information for one professional reference that has knowledge of your qualifications as they pertain to Leadership Kenosha. You may also submit a resume if you desire.

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Commitment to Leadership Kenosha


Enrollment in Leadership Kenosha provides participants an opportunity to enhance their leadership skills while exploring a broad array of community and workplace issues, topics and settings. Attendance at these sessions and exposure to this information are the building blocks of the Leadership Kenosha program. It is for this reason that Leadership Kenosha has instituted an attendance policy allowing for limited excused absence. Attendance at the September Retreat is mandatory. In addition to the Retreat and Graduation, the time commitment is 8 sessions (October–May). Participants should confirm with their supervisor their ability to gain release time from work responsibilities in order to attend each session. If a participant misses more than the equivalent of two sessions, their eligibility for graduation will be reviewed. 

Experiential Projects

The small group project allows Leadership Kenosha participants to put their skills to work in a non-profit, business, or community setting. While some of this project work will be completed during regular program sessions, it is expected that some project work will take place outside of scheduled sessions. The amount of time you will need to devote to the development of your project will be determined by consensus of your Leadership Kenosha team.


The tuition fee is $1,500. Tuition for Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce Members is $1,300. For 501(c)3 non-profit organizations it is $1,200. You do not need to submit the fee at this time, an invoice will be sent. Credit cards can be accepted. Partial refunds and/or credits are available prior to December 31st. There are no refunds or credits available after December 31st. 


Scholarships are available for candidates who demonstrate a clear need for such assistance. If you wish to apply for a scholarship, send an email to info@kenoshaareachamber.com explaining the reason for and specific dollar amount of your request.

  • Full scholarships are not available. 
  • Each participant is expected to contribute a minimum of $500 toward their tuition. 
  • Individuals who request scholarships should indicate whether they are being sponsored by their employer.
  • Only those requests received by June 15 will be considered for scholarships.

Upon request, policies regarding tuition, reimbursements, credits, and scholarships are available for review.

Participant Agreement

If selected as a Leadership Kenosha participant, I understand that I am making a commitment to the future of the Kenosha community. Along with this commitment comes unlimited opportunity for involvement in workplace, civic, political, social and other activities of my choosing. I accept this invitation and the opportunity it may bring.

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