New Ulm Leadership Programs

Network New Ulm

Established in 1997, Network New Ulm was developed to strengthen the quality of local leadership, which continues to be the key ingredient in giving the New Ulm area its well-earned reputation as an outstanding community. NNU seeks to build a stronger community by providing a diverse group of emerging and existing leaders with the opportunity to enhance their community knowledge, civic network, and leadership skills. Participants spend one day per month receiving professional development training, networking opportunities, and touring businesses, community assets, and local government.

The Chamber is currently accepting applications for the 2023-2024 program, which runs Sept-May. Deadline to apply is July 31.

Our 25th year of participants recently graduated, and their testimonials about NNU can be found in the brochure. Whether new to the community or life-long residents, members have found the sessions informative, enjoyable and challenging.  We are excited to be able to continue offering this opportunity to our Chamber members and look to you to help fill the 2023-24 class! We encourage you to give serious consideration to applying yourself or sponsoring an employee to attend the program.  To get the most out of the program, participants should commit to attending all the monthly sessions that are listed in the brochure. Can’t commit 9 full days, or already graduated from the NNU program? Check out Leadership 2.0 (see below).

The day chairs plan an exciting and varied program, and all those in attendance are sure to learn a great deal about our community while networking with other business and area leaders.  Please contact the Chamber Office at 507-233-4300 or, or view the brochure, for more information on the program.

Network New Ulm Brochure

Network New Ulm Application


Leadership 2.0

Can’t commit 9 full days, or already graduated from the NNU program? Leadership 2.0 is for you! Every leader plays a significant role in making a community the best it can be. This program will take a deeper dive into personal leadership and how it can impact the future of the entire community. Leadership 2.0 is open to anyone. Graduates of the Network New Ulm Community Leadership Program (any year) will be given priority if program is full.

Leadership 2.0 Flyer

Leadership 2.0 Application


These programs are brought to you by the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce. Thank you to our Community Investor Members for support of the Chamber’s Leadership Programs: 3M, Citizens Bank MN, and Walmart.