• Leadership Fargo Moorhead West Fargo
  • Leadership Fargo Moorhead West Fargo

  • Applications for the 2020-21 Leadership class will open April 1!


    Connecting Leaders to Strengthen our Community

    For more than 30 years, Leadership Fargo Moorhead West Fargo has connected and developed leaders who greatly impact the community through dedication and service. You will find our alumni holding prominent public leadership roles within our community and a host of others who actively serve the community every day as board members, diligent volunteers and dedicated employees. Each year, LFMWF selects 40 emerging and existing leaders from all sectors of the community to participate in the nine-month program.

    Program Overview

    Since 1989, more than 1,000 graduates have been given the opportunity to build a diverse network of like-minded people with a shared commitment to the community and personal growth. Leadership Fargo Moorhead West Fargo fosters the development of this elite network of engaged and well-informed leaders.

    The program is designed to expose emerging and existing community leaders to the issues that face our region while challenging and engaging participants to strengthen the community through service and leadership.

    Meet the new 2019-20 Leadership class!

    With the community as their classroom, participants:

    • Develop long-lasting relationships with other leaders.
    • Discover the inner workings of our community and challenges facing our community.
    • Define your individual role and responsibility as a leader within our community.

    You should apply to Leadership Fargo Moorhead West Fargo if…

    • You are committed to leadership and community stewardship.
    • You want to build a diverse long-term network of colleagues.
    • You have a strong desire and interest to promote the organization they represent.
    • You want to contribute to the community even after graduation.
  • What do past LFMWF graduates say about the experience?

  • David Ebinger
    Moorhead Police Department
    Class of 2014-15

    “Not being a native of the area, this program has given me a good opportunity to see what a diverse, complex, and interesting community this is as well as given me insight into the organizations, business and nonprofits working here.”

  • Aaron Buffington
    Class of 2017-18

    "I've been very impressed with the leadership program and the team that puts it together. It's been a terrific opportunity to meet with leaders across our community from government, non-profits, business, and academics. The two things that have been the most valuable part of this experience for me has been chance to build new relationships with my classmates and to work with a small team to create and implement our Community Change Initiative project."

  • Joanna Slominski
    Mortenson Construction
    Class of 2014-15

    “The program is about opportunities, opportunities, opportunities! It’s also about meeting people in the community as well as the community and all the things I didn’t know the Fargo-Moorhead area had to offer. It’s about awareness and opening my eyes to the opportunities and community.”

  • Brianne Hoffman
    Wanzek Construction, Inc.
    Class of 2013-14

    “The Chamber Leadership program gave me a new view into our community and the people, programs and organizations that make it thrive. Throughout the 10-month program, I learned the importance of social responsibility, giving back and how to develop my own personal growth.”

  • "... It’s bigger than just our business; it’s the business of the region. It’s so important to network and be in the room with a quality group.

    There are a few places I’ve met high-quality people, and The Chamber’s Leadership program is one of the places I’ve met some of the best people in my life. I have people in many industries now that went through what I went through, that I respect and can visit with."
    - Kurt Lysne, Moore Engineering, Inc.


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