Are you ready to take your leadership skills to the next level? The Wisconsin Women in Government Leadership Seminar is your gateway to a transformative experience designed to empower and inspire.

The Leadership Seminar, presented in collaboration with the prestigious La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is a unique opportunity for women leaders across various sectors. This program is designed to provide essential management and leadership training to those working in federal, state, or local government, as well as women in the private sector who interact with government entities.

The Wisconsin Women in Government Leadership Seminar Program is funded primarily through the annual WWIG Gala and generous sponsors, including the Wisconsin Counties Association and the League of Wisconsin Municipalities

Key Program Details:

Dates: March 1 and March 8, 2024
Location: University of Wisconsin-Madison campus

Who Should Apply?

  • Women with management, government, or leadership experience
  • Those committed to advancing their careers in Wisconsin government
  • Women with private sector management or leadership experience

Tuition and Benefits:

  • Registration Fee: $400 per person
  • 12 hours of instruction by La Follette School faculty and guest speakers
  • Networking opportunities with other women in government
  • Lunch and refreshments during breaks on each day of the seminar

Application Deadline:

The deadline to apply is December 18, 2023! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your leadership skills, connect with a supportive community, and advance your career.

✉️ How to Apply: See the Application Form for details. Complete all application materials by typing or printing legibly, and include your:
● Résumé;
● Responses to all three essay questions; and,
● Two letters of recommendation from people familiar with your work and abilities.

All materials should be emailed to with “Leadership Seminar Application” in the subject line.

Featured Story

WWIG Board Member and Leadership Seminar Graduate Gail Good

“10 years ago, I had the opportunity to participate in the Leadership Seminar myself and am honored to be able to call myself a graduate. The seminar gave me the chance to connect with smart, talented, energetic, and accomplished women who wanted to focus on their career.

Prior to this year’s seminar, I was going through my class binder so I could share it with one of this year’s attendees who I am friends and co-workers with. As I was paging through the materials and my work, my mind focused on several memories of who I was 10 years ago and my experiences in the seminar. I landed on an assignment that asked me to identify my career goal. I looked through my own assessment of what I thought my strengths were as well as some areas to focus on because I felt they needed work.

The assignment was the first time I ever wrote down my career goal and made a plan to achieve it. It jumpstarted for me, a focus on my career path at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources that took me from an atmospheric dispersion modeler in the air program, to the Air Monitoring Section Chief, and then just 6 months ago, to my dream job and the one I wrote down 10 years ago and made a plan for, the Air Management Program Director.

The seminar gives women in government roles a safe forum to think critically about themselves and their career. It also provides an opportunity to connect with other women in government and to learn through sharing of experiences. Finally, the seminar provides guidance in creating an action plan for the future.”