Leadership Superior/Douglas County

Special Program Note: The 2020-2021 Leadership Superior/Douglas County (LSDC) Program will be a 9-month virtual program sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Center for Continuing Education in cooperation with key Superior/Douglas County stakeholders. Participation in this year’s program will be by invite only to LSDC Alumni. We hope to be back to a face-to-face program series for the 2021-2022 year. A call for nominations will resume in April of 2021. Thank you for your interest in this program! If you have questions, comments, and/or concerns feel free to reach us at conted@uwsuper.edu.

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


CCB Logo

Challenge Center Logo

Essentia Health Logo


Superior Refinery Logo

Saratoga Liquor

Superior Water, Light, and Power

Minnesuing Acres Logo

Partial-Day Sponsors

Douglas County Historical Society - Elks Lodge - Jaycees - Kiwanis - Lake Superior Estuarium - Moose Lodge - Salvation Army - School District of Maple - Sunrise Rotary Superior Public Library - Superior Public Museums - Superior Rotary
Superior School District - WITC

Advisory Committee

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