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League Leadership Institute

League Leadership Institute

The League's Leadership Institute is designed to help emerging and mid-level managers build their leadership skills to more effectively prepare for succession planning and promotion. 

This five month program includes six workshop-style classroom sessions on a variety of topics and the development of an action plan to extend the experience beyond the classroom. Students are encouraged to partner with their supervisor to tailor the plan to fit their professional growth plan.

The program is offered on an annual basis. Students who complete the program earn the certification of Certified Wisconsin Credit Union Leader (CWCUL) and 4.2 continuing education credits from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee School of Continuing Education.

The Program Includes:


  • Six hands-on classroom sessions taught by leaders in their field with years of expertise putting theory into practice in the real world
  • Small class size, capped at 20 students
  • Top 5 CliftonStrengths assessment
  • A copy of Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When the Stakes are High
  • Orientation materials provided for the Blue Ocean Strategy module ahead of the course
  • A personalized action plan that includes 1-2 measurable items to be practiced on the job following each course



2020 League Leadership Institute:

Dates are tentative and will be updated as dates approach and/or safer-at-home restrictions are lifted.


Download the brochure or contact League VP of Professional Development, Jennifer Esser for more details.


"I thoroughly enjoyed this program and learned many practical skills that I will be able to apply
right away on the job. This coursework really helped me develop into a better leader."

- Bonnie Rosenmeier, VP of Marketing & Member Service
Dane County Credit Union

"This program has opened my eyes to teaching, managing, and understanding
leadership skills in another way."

- Jason Golembiewski, Operations Manager
Enterprise Credit Union

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