The Future Milwaukee Community Leadership Program, offered through Marquette University’s College of Professional Studies, is currently recruiting individuals for its nine-month program. Participants will meet two times each month on Monday evenings from September 2014 through May 2015.
Applications are available online; the deadline to apply is Monday, June 30. Students applying for scholarship aid must complete the program and scholarship application by Tuesday, July 15.
Program participants can expect to examine their leadership capabilities, focus on expanding skills and explore best practices in team building and collaboration. Students also engage directly with community leaders in organizations throughout Milwaukee County that are key to the community’s vitality and health. As part of that journey Future Milwaukee participants work in teams collaborating with citizens and organizations to implement a project of the students own choosing (examples of class projects are available online). In addition, each student receives one-on-one leadership coaching and each team is mentored in group dynamics.
“Future Milwaukee is a place where students experience personal and professional development and relationships are born – where students can journey through Milwaukee County’s issues and assets, and engage with community leaders,” Executive Director Christine Hill said. “Students are encouraged to build stronger commitments to and an understanding of how to make a lasting and positive difference in this place we call home.”
Since 1978, the Future Milwaukee leadership program, which since 2005 has been housed in Marquette’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 1,600 Future Milwaukee graduates who serve as leaders in business, nonprofit, government and community organizations throughout the region.