The Future Milwaukee Leadership Program is accepting applications through Wednesday, June 16, for its 2010-11 class. Sessions will begin in September and run through May 2011, primarily from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every other week on Monday evenings. Tuition for the 22-session program is $1,800, with limited financial aid available. Applications are available online.
“Future Milwaukee participants will explore the leadership within our community through biweekly sessions with key decision-makers in business, nonprofit and government,” said Ron Kuramoto, director of Future Milwaukee. “We provide a unique, first-hand understanding of how Milwaukee really works and can work better in the future.”
Each year, Future Milwaukee participants work in teams with area nonprofit organizations on major projects, ranging from fundraising initiatives to comprehensive marketing communication plans.
Since 1978, Future Milwaukee, which since 2005 has been housed in Marquette University’s College of Professional Studies, has been building a diverse group of ethically based leaders among all sectors of the Milwaukee community. To date, there are more than 1,400 Future Milwaukee graduates who serve as leaders in business, nonprofit, government and community organizations throughout the region.
“With 1,400 employees and a budget of $140 million, the Milwaukee Sheriff’s Office requires effective leadership at every level of the organization. Since 2004, we have been identifying employees who are a good fit for leadership positions in our agency and sending them through the Future Milwaukee Leadership Program,” said Inspector Kevin Carr of the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office. “Future Milwaukee has provided me and other employees of the Sheriff’s Office with an eye-opening and in-depth perspective on many of the issues confronting Milwaukee.”