Leadership Superior/Douglas County

Become a Leader

Established in 1991, the Leadership Superior/Douglas County (LSDC) program provides 24-26 emerging and existing leaders the opportunity to be involved in improving the community and shaping its future. Participants represent a cross-section of urban and rural communities of Douglas County and have diverse professional backgrounds and interests. Participants receive experiences in topics relevant to local businesses, organizations, and the community. Businesses and organizations that sponsor participants gain employees who have a deeper understanding of challenges faced by the community as well as available opportunities to connect with the community. The community gains leaders who have developed a heightened sense of civic concern, responsibility, and involvement.

Leadership Superior/Douglas County seeks to:

  • Identify and cultivate current and future leaders
  • Heighten community awareness and deepen involvement of local citizens
  • Provide an opportunity for networks to develop and help to shape the future of our community

Topics are designed around issues which are relevant to the Northland, starting in August with an orientation session, followed by nine monthly full-day sessions. Sessions are interactive, allowing participants to become involved through a combination of small group and panel discussions, special projects, informational tours, and presentations by local experts in their fields.

Full program cost, payable by the individual, the employer, or sponsoring organization, is $875. A limited number of partial scholarships are available.

Advisory Committee

Melissa Brown - Linda Cadotte - Ann Charbonneau - Rob Downs
Nikky Farmakes - Lindsey Jacobson - Brenda Dalpiaz - Katy Johnson
Keith KernTroy Lambert - Tracy Pahos - Anne Porter - Logan Saline