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Leadership Fort Dodge, is now in its 11th year, has a proven track record of offering participants the opportunity to learn about our community through professional presentations, tours of businesses and agencies, and interaction with local and state leaders. 

A leadership program designed to develop leaders who are informed, dynamic, qualified, and motivated.

Leadership Fort Dodge is a broad-based, interactive experience that seeks to shape future leaders by providing them with the background information and tools to become a positive force in our community.

Starting in September and ending in May, the members of the LEADERSHIP Fort Dodge class spend one full business day (the second Thursday) each month examining leadership styles and specific aspects of the community such as education, area government, local business and economic development, health and human services, the criminal justice system, media, and quality of life.  Participants will have the opportunity to meet and interact with city, county, and state leaders. 

The insights participants gain as they explore the inner workings of the community serve as a foundation for increased involvement in the greater Fort Dodge area in variety of leadership roles.

Participants will gain personal and professional skills that increase their effectiveness within their community and business environment.


  • Leadership Skills
  • Economic Development
  • Area Business and Industry
  • Health and Human Services
  • Volunteerism
  • History and Demographics of Fort Dodge and the Surrounding Area
  • Education
  • Criminal Justice System
  • City and County Government
  • State and Federal Government
  • Media
  • Quality of Life

Enrollment is limited to 28 participants

Registration Fee: includes class material, lunch, transportation, orientation and graduation.

We will begin taking registrations in May 2014 for the 2014 - 2015 class. 
    * Click Here for the Leadership Fort Dodge Application.
    * No refunds for non-participation or partial session attendance
    * No substitutions after the second session
Please return the application via mail to: Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance, 24 North 9th Street, Suite A, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501 or by e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

For further information please call 515-955-5500 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it