Shaping the future of Wisconsin.
Forward 48 is the region’s premier leadership development program. We built a robust and diverse civic leadership succession strategy through experiential learning, professional development, and exclusive networking opportunities.
The Forward 48 Experience
Forward 48 attracts passionate and purpose-driven professionals that believe in change. We dive deep into social and civic challenges, spark meaningful dialogue, and develop the relationships needed to drive actual change in our communities.
Being a part of the Forward 48 network gets you in front of today’s most impactful civic leaders and surrounded by the next generation of change-makers from across the region.
In just 6 weeks, you’ll get a “behind the scenes” look into how cities grow, communities change, and people get big things done. After that, you’re in the network – joining us for exclusive alumni events with an ever-growing group of incredible people.
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279 rising leaders have graduated from the forward 48 program
From Various Industries & Disciplines
Reaching a robust civic engagement network