The Leadership Development Academy is a premier leadership organization that empowers leaders to create a better place to live.
Learning and growing together
LDA is comprised of individuals, businesses and organizations interested in positively impacting our communities by providing a personal and professional empowerment experience for aspiring leaders.
We provide an opportunity for community leaders of diverse backgrounds and interests. Participants gain knowledge and business acumen, skills in community-building, and an expansive, professional network with others necessary to assume leadership roles in the rapidly changing public, private and nonprofit sectors.
Guiding Principles & Core Values
Mission & Vision Statements
About the program
Leadership Development Academy participants meet in early September for an orientation session with the program facilitator, followed by a high-ropes course retreat.The program continues with one full-day session per month, from October through May. Sessions explore the Rock County community and promote leadership skills using tours, guest speakers, mock sessions, case studies, role-playing, multimedia presentations and more.
Alumni at a Glance
LDA alumni are making Rock County a better place to live, work, and play!
Over half of all graduates now serve on a board of directors, and the majority of program graduates participate in community-based organizations!
Blackhawk Community Credit Union, LDA Alumni
“I’m very thankful for the opportunity to participate in LDA. It has helped shape and define who I am and who I want to be in the community. The best part – I’ve been able to make a difference and make some friends along the way.”