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Leadership Moving Foward is a content-based leadership program offered through The Chamber for over 30 years.  LMF was developed to strengthen personal and professional leadership and teach students of the program the necessary skills to lead, connect and navigate change within their organizations & their communities. LMF is designed for leaders at all stages in their journey - emerging or established.

The Chamber encourages local emloyers to use Leadership Moving Forward as an opportunity to invest in their employees. We partner with our investors to ensure quality programming. See our testimonials for an idea of the true impact this program can make on employers!



Meet Leadership Moving Forward Facilitator: Jess Koepnick


Associate Director Jess has been the Leadership Moving Forward facilitator for the last 3 years and is responsible for working with the LMF planning committee to coordinate and develop leadership topics aimed at enhancing the skills and capabilities of current and emerging leaders within your organization. Her role creates a learning environment that encourages growth, self-awareness, and practical application of leadership concepts taught by subject matter experts across all industries.

📢 Jess recently became a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach in which she helps individuals and organizations identify and leverage their unique strengths to achieve personal and professional goals, and brings her vast knowledge of this topic to each LMF class she works with.

Fall Program Dates

Class Sessions (in-person):


August 14, 2024

August 28, 2024

September 11, 2024

September 25, 2024

October 9, 2024

October 23, 2024

November 6, 2024

November 20, 2024**


Learning Objectives

Strategic Planning

Clifton Strengths

Corporate Social Responsibility

Generational Management

Work Life Integration


Business Ethics & Values

Public Speaking

Crucial Conversations

Diversity & Inclusion

Life Long Learning

and More!


Program Information 

Chamber Member: $599

Community Member: $899


Class Materials Included in Tuition:

  • Clifton Strengths
  • Crucial Conversations
  • Leadership Book Club Book
  • 1 Ticket to Leadership Lunch


*In-person class locations have yet to be determined.  Each class is hosted by a different organization throughout the Menomonee Falls and Sussex communities.  LMF participants should expect to  travel to a different location each week.

**The final class will be 8:00a until 1:00p and will include a special completion celebration, including lunch. Sponsors are invited to attend lunch starting at 12:00p. 


"LMF provided a great opportunity to network with influential business leaders in the greater Menomonee Falls Area and learn valuable skills that has positively impacted my leadership since commencement.”

Andy Dresang

Executive Director, Community Engagement Froedtert Health

Chamber President 2020, LMF Class of 2012

Being one of the founders of the program,  I enrolled in the Leadership Program to see how it had evolved over the last 32 years.  I never imagined nor did my fellow colleagues believe that it would become the Prime Program that it has become today. I would encourage all businesses to enroll their employees in this professional, creative, team building program that gives participants a glance at the history of MF as well as a full curriculum that enhances their abilities as Leaders.   

Sue Jeskewitz

Former State Representative

LMF Founding Committee member

Former Menomonee Falls Chamber Executive Director

LMF Class of 2020

Server Products and its employees have benefited tremendously from the LMF program. The classes offered opportunities to learn about personal growth and helped the students to realized that leadership will come with failures…that it’s OK if we don’t get it right the first time. The program had our employees working alongside people from other organizations which helped them to see different perspectives and challenged them to think outside the box. At Server, we recognize that inspiring individual growth of our employees, both personally and professionally, has a positive impact on our business and the customers we serve. The LMF program has been invaluable to us over the years!

Kris Falkner

CEO & Chairman of the Board

Server Products

Leadership Moving Forward is proudly sponsored by:


A 30 year participant in the Chamber LMF Program

Leadership Moving Forward at a Later Date?

LMF is now available twice a year in the Spring and in the Fall.  If our upcoming session dates do not work for you, please check back on dates for the next session as they become available!

LMF classes are capped at 20 participants per session so make sure to get your applications in early!