Leadership Kenosha is a professional development program that focuses on personal and interpersonal skills, team building, conflict management, and communication and presentation skills.

Leadership Kenosha, Class of 2019

Through a series of nine monthly meetings, participants engage in professional development training and explore segments of the Kenosha County community including local government, law enforcement, human services, health care, education, business and economy, and nonprofit organizations. In addition to attending monthly sessions, participants research and complete a community service team project to gain practical leadership skills, effect change, and enhance awareness of community matters.

The Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce, University of Wisconsin– Parkside, and a consortium of business, education, community and non-profit leaders have teamed together to develop and deliver Leadership Kenosha. The mission of the program is to develop a diverse group of emerging and existing community leaders by enhancing their community knowledge, civic network, and leadership skills to ensure the continuing vitality of the greater Kenosha community. Participants come from all segments of the business and nonprofit community.

If your business or organization would like to contribute to the Leadership Kenosha Scholarship Fund please mail your donation to Leadership Kenosha, 600 52nd Street, Suite 130, Kenosha, WI 53140, or donate via PayPal.


Steering Committee   Committee Membership   Team Projects   Scholarship Supporters


Leadership Kenosha is the only local leadership program where participants…

  • Discuss issues face to face with the Mayor of Kenosha
  • Dine with the Kenosha County Executive
  • Explore higher education with the provosts of Carthage, Gateway and UW-Parkside
  • Converse with inmates from the local detention center
  • Visit with working farmers on their farms
  • Complete a community service project

2020 – 2021 Class

If you would like information about the 2020-2021 class, please complete the requested information and mail or email us your application. Scholarships are available for candidates who demonstrate a clear need for such assistance. If you wish to apply for a scholarship, please attach a separate sheet of paper explaining the reason for and specific dollar amount of your request.

Application forms are due June 1st, 2020.

Non-Chamber Member – $1400
Chamber Member – $1300
501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization – $1200

LK Application     2019-20 Program Schedule


More Information

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Facilitated by the University of Wisconsin – Parkside