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Vision 2040 Leadership Now Accepting Applications

Are you interested in developing your leadership skills?  Do you want to better understand what leadership is and why people need it?  Join the Vision 2040 Leadership Class of 2017 where you will explore a variety of leadership topics in communities around the Willmar Lakes Area. 

Vision 2040 Leadership consists of 9 day long sessions where you receive state of the art education from University of Minnesota Educators as well as opportunities to explore the area and practice your newly learned skills.  After completing the program, participants have access to ongoing programs and opportunities through the Vision 2040 Leadership Alumni Program as well as the University of Minnesota Extension Alumni Program. 

Cost of Vision 2040 Leadership is over $1200 but through the support of organizations such as the Willmar Community Foundation and University of Minnesota Extension it is offered for $750.  Scholarships are available.  Apply today at http://willmarlakesarea2040.com/leadershipapp.php.  Applications will be accepted through August 5, 2016.

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From our community volunteers

“I'm honored to be part of Vision 2040 and the team that is forging the future of the Willmar Lakes Area community. We are a strong vibrant community that works hard and works together through partnerships and collaborative efforts. This spark of leadership for this is caused by people willing to risk failure to reach for success. We have seen there's no limit to what a group can do if the individuals don't care who gets the credit.”

Ken Warner, Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce

I made connections with community members and found many common visions.  I have begun to get more active in the community due to the connections.

Alumni, Class of 2016

“We are proud to be part of the Vision 2040 effort here at the community foundation because it aligns with our core mission to engage people, connect resources and build community. It was an easy choice to invest not only financial resources to support Vision 2040 but also to lend significat board and staff time to help drive this effort forward. It's transforming our communities for the future our residents dream about-using their ideas and energies to make good things happen organically in real time and for years to come-and we want to be part of making that possible!”

Sara Carlson, Willmar Area Community Foundation
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