Leadership Superior/Douglas County

Become a Leader

Established in 1991, the Leadership Superior/Douglas County 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 the urban and rural communities of Douglas County and have diverse professional backgrounds and interests. Participants receive training in topics relevant to local businesses, organizations, and the community. Business and organizations that sponsor participants gain employees who have a deeper understanding of challenges faced by the community as well as available opportunities. 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 in the twenty-first century and beyond, starting in August with a two-day retreat, 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.


Douglas County Wisconsin Logo

UW-Superior Center for Continuing Education Logo

The Chamber Superior-Douglas County Area Logo

Superior Wisconsin Logo

The Development Association Logo


National Bank of Commerce Logo


Catholic Charities Bureau

Challenge Center Logo

Essentia Health Logo


Husky Energy Superior Refinery

Superior Water, Light, and Power

Minnesuing Acres Logo

Partial-Day Sponsors

Elks Lodge - Jaycees - Kiwanis - Moose Lodge - Saratoga Liquors - Salvation Army - School District of Maple - School District of Superior - Sunrise Rotary - WITC

Advisory Committee

Melissa Brown - Linda Cadotte - Ann Charbonneau - Rob Downs - Nikky Farmakes - Rani Gill - Brenda Dalpiaz - Katy Johnson - Keith Kern - Lindsey Jacobson - Troy Lambert - Anne Porter - Logan Saline - Bob Zimmerman