2021 LSS Logo

Leadership Social Services


Leadership Social Services is a community leadership development program for health and human services agency staff and board members. It is sponsored by United Way of Madison County and administered by the ELM Foundation. The program is designed to identify agency leaders at agencies both inside and outside the United Way system who can guide change within their agency and in the community.


We are dedicated to growing the next generation of nonprofit leaders and strengthening the powerful network of social services in a meaningful and intentional way.
Class members participate in leadership development experiences designed to build networks and create opportunities for cross-agency collaboration as they connect, communicate, and collaborate. Participants gain expanded knowledge of our community, develop relationships and acquire skills in order to assume a more active and effective agency leadership role in addressing community needs.


Applications are reviewed once a year and notifications of acceptance into the program are issued.
Affordable tuition, a specific class schedule and attendance requirements are provided at that time or by contacting the ELM Foundation or United Way with questions.

Missy Hanks, The Elm Foundation space Cathy Miller, United Way of Madison County
Facilitator space Community Impact Director
(256) 217-5433 space (256) 518-8203
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
space This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    • Expand the vision of social service professionals.
    • Facilitate newtworking opportunities.
    • Provide opportunities for issues discussion & problem solving.
    • Increase awareness of opportunities for collaboration.
    • Increase compassion & empathy by looking at service from the consumer's view.


"Please Do Not Click On Your Browsers BACK Button"


Please contact the system administrator with any questions regarding this website. Call (256) 536-0745 or click here to send an e-mail.