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Forward 48, a civic leadership initiative launched by the Greater Milwaukee Committee, Hoan Group, and The Commons, is accepting applications for its second cohort of 48 future leaders. Confirmed faculty for the spring cohort includes Jeff Yabuki, Mary Ellen Stanek, Ulice Payne, Rep. Gwen Moore, Cory Nettles, and Gale Klappa.
Deadline to apply or to nominate a participant is March 3, 2021. The program seeks a diverse group of emerging leaders in Milwaukee, who are committed to growing both professionally and personally within their community. Meetings will take place on Wednesday afternoons from 3 to 6 p.m., beginning March 24th and concluding on April 28th. Apply or nominate by visiting www.foward48.com.
Forward 48’s initial cohort launched last fall with Thelma Sias, Commissioner Bud Selig, Dr. Michael Lovell, Dr. Jeanette Mitchell, Gregory Wesley, Betsy Brenner, Rolando Rodriguez, and Rich Meeusen. The initiative is focused on connecting diverse, rising leaders in the community with established leaders by creating a robust and diverse civic leadership succession strategy through experiential learning, professional development, and exclusive networking opportunities.
“Forward 48 is intentional in its approach to identifying legendary and emerging talent and leveraging the skills of each to promote healthy discussion, growth, networking, leadership skills, and more,” said Kristina Bell, Forward 48 participant and Manager of Diversity + Inclusion at Johnson Controls. “I finished the program with a new perspective, a wider network and an energy toward making a lasting impact in our city.”
Utilizing best practices for engaging virtual learning, Forward 48 provides: live instruction and direct engagement with the area’s top business and community leaders, advanced leadership skill development and toolkits to spur economic growth and civic impact, and access to an extensive network of mentors and trusted thought-leaders in Milwaukee.
Tuition is $2,000, which includes expert facilitation, up to four tuition scholarship credits that can be applied to MBA or Masters in Public Service programs at Marquette University, a free 6-month membership to the University Club of Milwaukee and the Rotary Club of Milwaukee, access to exclusive alumni experiences, and complimentary subscriptions to a variety of Milwaukee publications.