Wisconsin Leadership Development Institute

The Wisconsin Leadership Development Institute (WLDI) was initiated in 1995 by the Wisconsin Technical College Board and the Wisconsin Leadership Development Institute coordinating team. WLDI has joint certification through the WTCS and the Chair Academy, which has national and international recognition for leadership training.

 The goals of the Institute are to:

  • Develop future leaders for the Wisconsin Technical College System. 
  • Increase diversity of leaders across all management levels (creating a pool of qualified leaders in the WTCS)
  • Provide experiences in management and leadership through structured experiences and practicum opportunities with a college mentor.

Madison Area Technical College Selection Criteria:

  • Demonstrated interest in leadership skills
  • Active participation in department, school, or college wide committees, projects and task
  • A completed WLDI Application, with supervisor's signature. 

NOTE: The total cost of participation in WLDI is split 50-50% between CETL and the department or unit budget of the employee's current position. All applications must contain a supervisor's signature.

View the Fact Sheet (DOC 309KB) or WLDI Brochure (PDF 285KB) for more information!

View the list of WLDI Alumni 1996-2012 (PDF 499KB)

Download the application form here:

WLDI District Application eForm (DOC 48KB)