The vision behind this pilot project is to explore what it would look like to draw upon Wisconsin’s greatest resource – its people – as a source of renewal for our city and state. This leadership development effort will teach people how to engage others around their own core values, structure effective leadership teams, and make strategic choices that lead to measurable, effective action for change. In year one, 200 new leaders will be trained through intensive 2.5-day trainings, 10 trainers developed and 7 existing organizations engaged.
Wisconsin Leadership Development (WiLD) Project
Frequently Asked Questions
1) How to articulate a story of why you were called to lead, a story of those whom you hope to mobilize, and a story of action.
2) How to build intentional relationships as the foundation of purposeful collective action.
3) How to structure a team with shared purpose, ground rules and roles for effective leadership.
4) How to strategize turning resources into the power to achieve clear goals.
5) How to translate strategy into measurable, motivational, and effective action.
Who is the Facilitator?
The project will be coordinated by Dan Grandone, who brings 16-years experience as a community organizer and leadership trainer. Mr. Grandone has worked on issues of racial and economic justice in Wisconsin, across the country and world (I.e. South Africa, Middle East). He served as a Teaching Fellow with Professor Marshall Ganz at the Harvard Kennedy School. For the initial workshops, trainers will be recruited from the Leading Change Network (501c3) – a global community of practice that brings extensive organizing background and experience leading workshops.
WiLD in Action