Individual Benefits

  • Be exposed to a broad range of issues
  • Improve decision-making skills
  • Develop confidence as leaders
  • Build county-wide networks
  • Be prepared for positions of influence
  • Develop personal and interpersonal skills

Leadership Oconto County is a nine month (one day per month) program consisting of workshops, seminars, discussions and tours. Each session will focus on an issue in the community and an aspect of leadership development. Practical learning is emphasized – not a full day of lectures. Each participant will become involved in a community-based project – the laboratory part of learning.


The cost of Leadership Oconto County is $600 per person. The tuition covers the costs of all sessions including educational materials, meals and breaks, bus transportation on field trips and graduation. Limited scholarships are available based on financial need. Tuition is often paid by the participant’s employer. Some of the employers expect individuals to personally contribute a percentage of the fee.


To graduate from Leadership Oconto County, a participant is expected to attend all sessions in their entirety including the orientation, all full-day sessions, and graduation. The sessions are held at various locations throughout Oconto County.

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We invite area organizations to submit potential projects for our participants to complete during their upcoming class year by filling out the below application.

Class Information


A program of Oconto County Economic Development Corporation (OCEDC)

Diane Nichols
P.O. Box 103
Oconto, WI 54153 

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