Below are some of the frequently asked questions. If you are unable to find an answer to a particular question you may have, please contact us and we’d be happy to help.

What do I do if I'm unable to attend a particular session?

For any necessary absences or early departures, e-mail the CLA Coordinator, at leaders@claswwi.org. You may also call Chianne at (608) 800-6802.

What do I do if inclement weather prevents me from attending a session?

In case of inclement weather call the CLA Coordinator the morning of the session at (608) 800-6802 to find out if session will be held. Or check the Community Leadership Alliance Facebook page for the latest updates.

Who coordinates/organizes CLA?

CLA is made possible through a partnership of the Platteville Regional Chamber of Commerce, UW-Extension offices in Grant, Iowa, and Lafayette counties, and the UW-Platteville Continuing Education Institute.

How do I become a sponsor of CLA?

For information on how to become a sponsor, please e-mail the CLA Coordinator, at leaders@claswwi.org. You may also call Chianne at (608) 800-6802.

Where does CLA meet?

Participants meet the last Wednesday of each month from January through June at sites throughout Southwest Wisconsin. When we know each year’s locations, they will be posted under class information.

What are some of the topics?

The topics/curriculum can vary from year to year. Some of the topics that often get covered include:

  • You as a leader
  • Team building & communication
  • Leadership styles
  • Conflict resolution
  • Active listening
  • Diversity
  • Civility
  • Strategic planning
  • Leadership skills
  • Community health and education
  • Running effective meetings
  • Garnering resources
  • and others…

Why should I attend CLA?

Developed in 1999, CLA was initiated to address the need for committed and progressive community leaders. Through CLA, you’ll increase your personal effectiveness, acquire team-building skills and learn more about Southwestern Wisconsin – its heritage as well as its growth and its future. You’ll gain skills to access and provide for the needs of your community. You’ll discover where there are opportunities for your involvement and leadership. You’ll become a more valuable resource to your employer, your community and to Southwest Wisconsin.