Become a Leader!

Head of the Lakes United Way Emerging Leaders Program

About the Program

Head of the Lakes United Way (HLUW) Emerging Leaders program is a comprehensive training program for individuals who are interested in serving on nonprofit boards and engaging in group volunteer activities across the Twin Ports. It’s an exciting opportunity for young professionals to leverage their leadership skills through volunteerism and gain an understanding for what it takes to become successful board members.

The board training program is a 6 session series. Training session include topics such as board engagement overview, nonprofit board structures and responsibilities, nonprofit legal issues, and lastly balancing volunteerism and professional obligations. The training sessions will conclude with a speed board match event as well as a special graduation session.

At the end of the program, participants are invited to a graduation ceremony and nonprofit social event in which they receive recognition of program completion and have the opportunity to meet local nonprofits that are seeking board or committee members.


-Complete a board service training program that will equip you with skills to be successful on a board.

-Opportunities to strengthen your network by connecting with area professionals.

-Gain a deeper understanding of a variety of health and human service agencies in the area.

-Head of the Lakes United Way will serve as a resource as members are seeking board opportunities.


Application: If you’re interested in applying for HLUW Emerging Leaders training, contact:
Liz Pawlik 218-726-4889