The LDA Program
The Leadership Development Academy of Rock County is an opportunity to learn about our local history, economy, arts and government. Realize your potential to make a difference in your community!
The Leadership Development Academy was founded in 2003 by a group of public- and private-sector leaders and organizations who saw a need for leadership training and community engagement in order to make Rock County a better place to live, work, and play.
To inspire leaders to build and strengthen our community.
To be a premier leadership organization that will empower leaders to create a better place to live.
- Leaders: Apply now
- Companies: Become a sponsor
- Organizations: View our past projects
Program graduates since 2003 ... and counting!
Companies who have enrolled at least one participant.
Completed projects, helping improve our communities.
Graduates who recommend the LDA program.
Guiding Principles & Core Values
Without a doubt, LDA has awarded me the pleasure to work with talented, passionate, and engaging leaders here in Rock County. Connecting with all the awesome people in this program has been the best part of the experience, as well as collaborating with them to make our community work better.
LDA Class of 2016-17
Leadership Development Academy participants experience formal leadership training, extensive Real Colors development, stress management, self-awareness as a leader, enhanced networking, expanded community exposure and involvement, and team building with a final team project.
Topics covered during sessions:
- Active Shooter Training
- Civic Responsibilities
- Community Awareness
- Crisis Communication
- Diversity Awareness
- Economic Development
- Image & Volunteerism
- Introduction to Marketing & Branding
- Networking Skills
- Problem Solving & Decision Making
- Project Management
- Public Sector Leadership
- Public Speaking
- Real Colors Leadership Development
- Time Management