Leadership Fort Dodge

The application for our next program will begin in May 2020.   

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The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance Leadership Program helps participants learn about the community through professional presentations, tours of businesses and agencies, and interaction with local and state leaders. Our mission is to develop dynamic leaders that are qualified and focused on the future. This interactive experience provides background information and the necessary tools to be a positive presence in the community.

This program lasts from September to May, and the Leadership Fort Dodge class spends the second Thursday of every month discussing pertinent topics in the community. Through this program, participants gain the knowledge that they need to get involved in the community and business community.


Participant Testimonials

"After seeing all that Fort Dodge both needs and has to offer, I am very excited to get involved!"

"Thank you for the experience of a lifetime with this class! It was incredible and absolutely invaluable!"

"Every class was full of great information. One of the greatest things offered to professionals in Fort Dodge."


Topics Discussed: History and Demographics, Health and Human Services, Civic Engagement, Media, Education, Criminal Justice, Local Government, State Government, Quality of Life, Economic Development and Agriculture and Ecology.

The program is only open to 28 participants and requires a fee of $300 which covers general program costs such as food, transportation, and class materials.

For more information, please call 515-955-5500 or e-mail Jill Nelson.


Thank you to our 2018-2019 program sponsors:





2018-2019 Leadership Participants: