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Crawford-Monroe-Vernon Leadership Program now taking applications
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University of Wisconsin Extension and its partners in the three county region are proud to announce the second session of the Crawford-Monroe-Vernon  (CMV) Leadership Program.

The CMV Leadership Program focuses on building leadership skills through hands-on workshops, participant-guided discussions of vital issues in our area, and site visits to locations in our region where innovative leaders are doing their bit to make our community a better place.

The program meets monthly beginning in October, wraps up in May 2016 and is open to anyone who lives or works in the three county region.

Topics on tap for the upcoming session include rural healthcare, education, agriculture and agritourism, economic and community development, and a field trip to Madison focused on state government.

“The program has many objectives,” said program facilitator Will Cronin, of the Crawford County UW-Extension office. “We want our participants to build the skills that will help them become leaders in our region, of course, but we also want to develop the skills that help them be more successful in all aspects of their lives, whether that be work, community organizations, their home lives, anything.”

Leadership skills will include how to run an effective meeting; building civility in your organization; managing work-life balance; advocating for yourself, and effective teambuilding strategies.

The program fee of $300 includes breakfast and lunch at every session and enables the program to bring in high-quality presenters from all around the region.

Scholarships are available on a case-by-case basis; those interested are encouraged to contact Cronin to discuss options. Employers who are interested in sponsoring employees for the program are also encouraged to contact Cronin for more information.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are due by Sept. 25. The first session will take place in Sparta Oct.  7.
For more information on the program and to apply online visit Contact Cronin at the University of Wisconsin Extension, Crawford County Office at or 618-326-.0223.