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  • Important dates for the class of 2025


    Pre-orientation social: August 1 (attendance is highly encouraged)

    2025 class schedule. Attendance at all sessions is required:

    Session 1: August 8, 2024
    Session 2: September 12, 2024
    Session 3: October 10, 2024
    Session 4: November 14, 2024
    Session 5: December 12, 2024
    Session 6: January 9, 2025
    Session 7: February 6, 2025
    Session 8: March 13, 2025
    Session 9: April 10, 2025
    Final session and graduation: May 8, 2025

    If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Setareh Campion at scampion@fmwfchamber.com.

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  • Leadership Fargo Moorhead West Fargo (LFMWF) is an empowering experience that engages, elevates and transforms our community's leaders of today and tomorrow.

    In this program, our participants build an impactful, long-lasting network of other leaders while sharpening their own leadership capabilities, exploring many challenges and opportunities of our community, and contributing to the vitality of our region through Community Change Initiatives.

  • Leadership FMWF 2023-24


  • Sessions held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Monthly sessions from August to May

  • Most sessions held locally

  • 2023-24 Sessions 2023-24 Sessions

  • August: Orientation

    September: Character Challenge Course

    October: Mental Health & Wellness

    November: Non-Profits

    December: Arts & Entrepreneurship

    January: Local Government/City Planning and Infrastructure

    February: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    March: Education & Workforce

    April: Community Change Initiative (CCI) Presentations & FMWF Hidden Gems Tours

    May: CCI Presentations & Graduation


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  • 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 ten-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 exposes 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.

    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 you represent.
    • You want to contribute to the community even after graduation.