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Wisconsin Leadership Institute & Development Program

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Announcing the Wisconsin Leadership Institute — Inclusa Foundation

With support from the Inclusa Foundation, the National Leadership Consortium is excited to support Wisconsin disability sector leaders to build their skills, advance organizational and systems practices, and grow their networks.

The multifaceted program will offer an in-person Leadership Institute, targeted quarterly virtual follow-up training and support, and short-term leadership coaching with the field’s top leaders to those accepted.

To apply, click here.

More about the Wisconsin Leadership Development Program

October 2024: The Wisconsin Leadership Institute

The Leadership Institute program is being offered October 13th -18th in Madison, WI. Attendees will develop their personal leadership strengths, knowledge of trends, best practices, and skills to transform their organizations and systems. They will also work through a facilitated process to develop a plan to address a significant challenge that is getting in the way of building or implementing effective practices and ensuring responsiveness to the expectations and rights of people with disabilities.

Applicants should work in professional roles in organizations that provide, advocate for, regulate, or fund community-based services and support for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities within the state of Wisconsin. The 2024 cohort will be limited to 40 people. The application deadline is September 13th, 2024.

Leadership Institute Dates:

October 13-18, 2024

Virtual Follow-Up Support:

Quarterly 90-minute sessions (dates TBD)
Six Months of Individual Leadership Coaching


Madison, Wisconsin (meeting location TBD)


(Tuition includes all training materials and supplies and most meals. It does not include travel or hotel accommodations)

Due to generous funding through the Inclusa Foundation, participation in the program is $100 per person.

All applications are due by September 13th, 2024.


The 2024 cohort is limited to 40 Wisconsin disability sector leaders.

Travel and Hotel:

Participants will be responsible for their travel, hotel reservations, and costs. The Institute will have a competitively priced room block close to the meeting space. Information will be provided to confirmed attendees.


Applications are due September 13th, 2024. They will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

November 2024 through September 2024: Quarterly Targeted Follow-Up Support

To provide additional guidance and tailored assistance, participants will be invited to quarterly virtual networking and learning sessions and will have access to a Wisconsin-specific workgroup on our Community of Practice.

Six Months of Leadership Coaching

Each participant will receive several hours of coaching for six months after participating in the Leadership Institute. Coaches include top field experts with decades of local and national leadership experience.

Why Leadership Development?

Our field faces a leadership crunch marked by systemic workforce retention and engagement challenges and large numbers of current executive leaders reaching or surpassing retirement age. The Consortium recognizes the responsibility to respond to this ongoing challenge by joining forces with major disability organizations to offer intensive training and support for emerging and established sector leaders.

What does the Leadership Development Program Offer?

The Wisconsin Leadership Development Program offers a select group of leaders from organizations across the state the opportunity to come together with a faculty of national experts in advancing services and human rights of people with disabilities. By participating in this leadership development program, emerging and established leaders will feel more confident in their own leadership skills, more sure of their capacity to positively impact their organizations, and reinvigorated toward their professional purpose to work to assure lives of meaning and impact for people with disabilities.

Another highlight of our programs is the relationships that are built. Participants will leave with a network of colleagues and enduring relationships with some of the most influential leaders in the field.

To apply for this program, click here

To learn more about the Wisconsin Leadership Institute and Program, email Kristen Loomis at