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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 am excited to make a difference and feel confident to do so!

Alumni, Inaugural Class of 2015

“I'm proud to volunteer and support the efforts of Vision 2040 because creating a healthy community takes a collabortive effort. No one person or entity can create a community where people want to live and work and play, but working together we can create it. Vision 2040 started with an inclusive effort to bring together people from across our region to articulate their vision of the future of our region's communities. The goals that emerged from that vision offer everyone the opportunity to share in the collaborative work necessary to create a healthy and vibrant region--and that's a good thing for all of us.”

Dr. Douglas Allen, Ridgewater College

“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
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