Leadership Oshkosh Program

Leadership Oshkosh is designed to bring together a diverse group of individuals who share a basic interest in and commitment to the Oshkosh community. Leadership participants share these basic characteristics:

  • Demonstrated or potential community involvement through volunteering.
  • Present or potential leadership role in an organization relative to an individual’s interests or experience.
  • Ability and interest to complete the Leadership Oshkosh program and contribute to the future success of the Oshkosh community through professional and personal development.

Benefits of Leadership Oshkosh

Leadership Oshkosh benefits both you and the community. The knowledge and understanding gained from the training program will prepare individuals for leadership roles in both their organizations and the community. As a result of their leadership experience, graduates are more knowledgeable and are better equipped to make key decisions affecting their own organizations, the community and themselves.

Adjunct Board Experience

During the nine-month program, Leadership Oshkosh students serve on a local board of directors to gain insight and understanding into the world of nonprofit organizations.


Tuition is $1,595 for Chamber members. For non-members the cost is $1,945. Application priority will be granted to Chamber members. This covers program costs including a mandatory retreat, meals for program days, materials, programming and graduation. As this program benefits the employer, many employers are willing to absorb this cost for interested employees. For Chamber members, a limited number of scholarships are available. These scholarships are primarily reserved for small businesses and non-profit organizations.


  • 38 Graduates in 2018
  • 29 Program Years in Existence in Oshkosh
  • Leadership 2018 serve on 25 community boards

The application period for the 2018-2019 class is now closed. Applications for the next class (2019-2020) will open in early 2019.

Leadership Oshkosh Brochure