• The Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce

  • Leadership Oneida County

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  • Leadership Oneida County

    Leadership Oneida County is a nine-month program that will cultivate and prepare emerging leaders in Oneida County. Leadership Oneida County creates an awareness of services and organizations within the County, and reinforces an individual’s call to civic responsibility and citizen involvement.

    Leadership Oneida County serves as a catalyst in connecting community leaders with local resources, and fosters relationships and self-awareness of the candidate’s leadership potential.


    Leadership Oneida County meets monthly for day-long sessions, from 8:30am to 4:30pm, beginning in September and concluding with a graduation ceremony in May. Each monthly session will focus on a specific area within the County including business, industry, medical, education, government, and community services. Program activities will include touring Oneida County businesses, meeting with community leaders, and completing a community project.

    The program fee is $345 per participant from a Chamber Member business. Non-Chamber Member fees are $375 per participant, and will cover all expenses including the retreat, lunches for each monthly session, and program materials.

    Leadership Oneida County is open to all Oneida County residents and/or employees of Oneida County businesses. Two 50% scholarships are available, and will be awarded based upon need and candidate qualifications.

    The 2019-2020 Leadership Oneida County program is limited to 20 participants. To graduate, a minimum of 90% attendance is required. Absenteeism will result in being dropped from the program. Program tuition is non-refundable.

  • Leadership 2.0

    Leadership Oneida County alumni are invited to register for a series of in-depth evening sessions to improve their personal leadership practice beginning September 24, 2019. Sessions are the second and fourth Tuesdays through December 10 and will be held at the ArtStart conference room in downtown Rhinelander. Each evening begins with a social time at 5:30 followed by the class at 6 PM. Each week will feature a different topic and facilitators.

    Topics for this fall are:

    24 September - Leadership Books We Love
    8 October - Personal Strategic Planning
    22 October - Leadership and Management
    12 November - The Leader’s Communication Toolbox
    26 November - Leadership in Different Settings
    10 December - Your Individual Leadership Plan

    Participants will explore their own experience and style as they learn from each other and leaders in the community.

    Cost for the full six courses is $40, or $10 each if taken as individual classes. LOC Alumni are invited to bring a guest for $5 per class. The guest must attend with the alumni. Class size is limited to 15 alumni. Registration deadline for the full series at $40 is Friday, August 30.

    Registration fee includes light refreshments and supports the purchase of leadership books for Oneida County libraries.

    For more information, contact Myles Alexander, 715-365-2759, myles.alexander@wisc.edu or Erica Brewster, 715-546-3391, director@demmerlibrary.org.

  • Upcoming Events

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  • 2018-2019
    Leadership Oneida County

    Bob Chasteen - Peoples State Bank

    Abbie Cline - YMCA of the Northwoods

    Elizabeth Cochrane - AmericInn

    Cecily Dawson - Lakeland Realty

    Krystal Fochs - Culvers

    Ashly Hartmann - RVI High Performance Building Experts

    Ted Holom

    Sammi Houle - CoVantage Credit Union

    Mackenzie Martin - WXPR Public Radio

    Jillian Nicholson - Ascension Medical Group

    Lyn Pietila - Edward U. Demmer Memorial Library

    Christy Schneider - First Weber

    Christina Schultz - Wipfli LLP

    Mia Slizewski - Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce

    Carrie Theisen - Expera Specialty Solutions

    Sara Tienhaara - Nicolet College


    Leadership Oneida County

    Andy Beach
    Melodie Bajema - Bajema Properties, LLC
    Dustin Chronister
    Kurt Helke - Rhinelander Police Department
    Peggy Klein - Nicolet Area Technical College
    Amanda Lukas - Rhinelander Fire Department
    Joshua Marten - Superior Diesel
    Ashley McLaughlin - ArtStart
    Jessie Nordstrom - CT's Deli
    Stephanie Ruckheim - YMCA of the Northwoods
    Shawn Rude - Elcho School District