Forward Leadership 101: Now Available Online

As individuals and schools continue to pivot to meet the challenges of COVID-19, Forward Performing Arts is proud to announce that Forward Leadership will be providing 11, one-hour virtual leadership seminars via the MadU learning platform each week this fall.

“Our approach to leadership is group-first, highly collaborative, and relies on leaders being true to their own individuality and the strengths that are found within that," said Programs Director David Lofy. "We believe that every person in the ensemble, regardless of title, should be developing a variety of leadership skills.”

Teachers and students can choose to participate in Forward Leadership sessions live via Zoom along with members of the Madison Scouts and MadU, or they can view session recordings on their own time. Classes are collaborative, with opportunities for students to build relationships and engage in dialogue via breakout rooms.

Course Schedule & Topics
(Live on Mondays 8-9p CT)

September 21 - Servant Leadership Introduction
September 28 - Building Positive, Trusting Relationships
October 5 - Conflict Management & Resolution
October 19 - Democratic Leadership & Delegation
October 26 - Empowering the Team
November 2 - Coachable Leaders: Balancing Humility & Pride
November 9 - Giving ‘Feed-Forward’ to Peers
November 16 - Leading by Example
November 30 - Commanding & Authoritative Leadership: Dangers & Tips
December 7 - Failure as an Opportunity for Growth
December 14 - Semester Recap, Reflections, and Celebration

Sessions will be led and co-taught by David Lofy and members and educators of the Madison Scouts.

Forward Leadership 101: $50 for individuals, $300 for ensembles of 10 or more students

MadU All-Access: $500 for individuals, special pricing for ensembles and schools. READ MORE >>

Enrollment in Forward Leadership 101 is open until September 14th. Interested educators should contact for more details.

To register as a performer, first complete the MadU/FL interest form at:


Once complete, you can purchase the program tuition: