Frequently Asked Questions

1.What is the Leadership Development Academy (LDA)?

The Leadership Development Academy gives participants the opportunity to learn about Rock County’s history, economy, culture and government. The facilitator employs a variety of learning strategies to explore and develop participants’ leadership skills, including site visits, case studies, professional presentations, role-playing activities, multimedia presentations and dialogues with various groups. In addition, each LDA participant helps to produce a collaborative project that addresses a specific community need. Many of these projects have made Rock County a better place to live, work and play.

2.What is the LDA's mission and vision?

Mission: The Leadership Development Academy of Rock County inspires leaders to build and strengthen our community.

Vision: Our vision is to be a premier leadership organization that will empower future leaders to create a better place to live.

3.How do I join the LDA program?

To be considered for the next LDA class, visit our enrollment page to view criteria and access the application form.

4.How long does the program last?

The LDA program begins each September with a two-day retreat and continues with one full-day session per month from October through May.

5.How much does the program tuition cost?

Each class is limited to 25 people, so don’t delay in identifying your organization’s candidate! Tuition is $1,200 per person; some scholarship opportunities are available.

6.How can I learn more about LDA?

Contact our executive director for more information.