Leadership Development

Customized Solutions, Proven Results

We deliver high quality, innovative, and cost-effective organizational and employee development solutions to strengthen and enhance your workforce, serve and expand your customer base, and increase your productivity and profitability.

The common denominator of whether organizations succeed or fail is the quality of their leadership.  Leaders set the tone, direction, and pace for the organization.  Companies that have explicit strategies and plans that include both personal and organizational development are better prepared, and can execute quicker, effectively, and more efficiently.

"As we look ahead into the future, leaders will be those who empower others." -Bill Gates

Content Solutions

Personal (Self) Leadership

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Executive Presence/Business Acumen
  • Stress Management
  • Personal Productivity
  • Ethics & Integrity
  • Financial Statements
  • Understanding Self & Others
  • Servant Leadership

Problem-solving Skills

  • Critical Thinking
  • Innovation & Creativity
  • Problem Solving Methods & Techniques
  • Implementing 5S

Communication Skills

  • Presentation Skills
  • Meeting Facilitation
  • Business Writing
  • Effective Communication
  • Difficult Conversations
  • Negotiating Skills

Leading and Managing Others

  • Leadership Essentials
  • Peer Today Boss Tomorrow
  • Coaching
  • Team Building
  • Developing Others & Motivation
  • Managing Generations and Diversity
  • Situational Leadership
  • Managing Conflict & Difficult People
  • Empowerment & Delegation

Managing Performance

  • Setting individual Goals & career Paths
  • Providing Performance Feedback
  • Accountability & Documentation
  • Corrective Action

Strategic Thinking

  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Planning & Resource Allocation
  • Project Management
  • Systems-thinking
  • Developing Budgets & Goals
  • Defining Organizational Culture
  • Voice of the Customer

Leading Change

  • Organizational & Personal Change
  • Implementing Continuous Improvement

If you have questions or do not see what you need, please contact us. We have access to expertise to customize and meet your needs.

Our Difference

We design and develop leadership programs to help organizations get from where they are today to where they want to be tomorrow.  Our programs are fully customized, addressing needs and circumstances unique to the company and their industry sector.  We embed coaching and application into our leadership solutions to ensure you see the changes you desire.  All our training and professional services are conducted by professionals with years of practical, hands-on, real-world experience.


You can expect more engaged, confident leaders able to better address everyday issues and concerns as well as future opportunities. Leaders more skilled to plan, execute, and support initiatives, and serve the needs of the organization and customers.


Some of the organizations we have worked with include:

  • Placon
  • Reedsburg Area Medical Center
  • Columbus Hospital
  • Fort Healthcare
  • Quartz
  • Oakwood
  • Summit Credit Union
  • Teel Manufacturing
  • DuPont
  • Kendall Packaging
  • Wisconsin Cheesemakers
  • Cooperative Network
  • Wisconsin Agri-Business Association
  • Evco
  • Madison-Kipp
  • TriEnda
  • Hilton – Madison
  • North Central Group
  • Wisconsin Library Association
  • National Rural Electric Coop Association

"We have found Madison College to be a strong business partner in supplementing our training programs, especially in the area of leadership development.  Staff report the instructors are excellent, the sessions were fun, and strategies provided were practical and applicable to the workplace."

-Susan Winer, Vice President of Human Resources & Education

SSM Health at Home


"Divine Savior Healthcare is very fortunate to have a great partnership with Madison College.  Over the last 12 months Madison College has facilitated education for our leaders which has improved communication, change efforts, and process improvement within our organization."

-Linda Mingus, MPA, Vice President Human Resource Services

Divine Savior Healthcare



Madison College’s Business & Industry Services team has offered exactly what our members needed: high-quality, high-impact leadership courses, designed not only to help supervisors and managers grow in their personal skills, but also to create more positive, productive teams.  These classes would be a value at twice the price, but Madison College makes it affordable for employers to invest broadly in their staff.

-Rebekah Sweeney, Communications, Education, and Policy Director

Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association