Vision 2040 Leadership is proud to present the Class of 2016!
This year's class of 28 individuals had the opportunity to learn a variety of leadership skills through nine sessions that were held in a variety of communities around the Willmar Lakes Area.
Vision 2040 Leadership partners with University of Minnesota Extension to provide research based curriculum for the program that focuses on developing a personal understanding of leadership, developing applicable skills, and helping individuals prepare to answer the call to serve their communities.
Vision 2040 Leadership would like to thank University of Minnesota Extension, United Way of West Central Minnesota, and Jennie-O Turkey Store for providing scholarship funds to participants. University of Minnesota Extension also awarded Vision 2040 Leadership a grant for program coordination for the Class of 2016.
“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.”
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.
“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.”