Leadership On Tap



Leadership On Tap annual fundraiser was held on November 7th at Susquehanna Brewing Company. Attendees were treated to samplings of several beers from Susquehanna Brewing Company, a wide variety of food from local restaurants, and the music of Soulshine. We’d like to thank all who attended and all who donated food and beverages. Your support of Leadership Wilkes-Barre is greatly appreciated. All proceeds benefit the LWB Program and Scholarship Fund. 


33rd Annual Dinner & Graduation: “Dinner & A Movie”

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALeadership Wilkes-Barre proudly announces that Kathy Dunsmuir was awarded the 2014 Distinguished Leadership Award at the Annual Dinner and Graduation; which was  held Thursday, June 5, 2014 at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Hotel & Conference Center. The dinner celebrated Leadership Wilkes-Barre’s graduating class of 2014, marking 33 years of developing community leaders, and welcomed the incoming Class of 2015.
Kathy, Sr. Vice President and Team Director, PNC Wealth Management, has been a member of the PNC team for 37 years. She is a 1999 graduate of Leadership Wilkes-Barre’s Core program. Her commitment to our community is evident in her involvement with many area boards and committees. Kathy serves on the board of directors for the Wilkes-Barre Catholic Youth Center, Wyoming Valley Children’s Association, Maternal & Family Service Association, and she is the incoming board chair of the Osterhout Free Library. She is also a very active member of several committees, assisting and chairing fundraisers and events for many area organizations such as The North Branch Land Trust, The Association for the Blind, Family Service Association, American Red Cross, American Heart Association, United Way of Luzerne County, Luzerne County Historical Society, and Big Brothers/Big Sisters. “Receiving the Distinguished Leadership Award is surprising and humbling. I am honored that I can give back to my community through these various organizations. Leadership Wilkes-Barre sets the standard for empowering leaders.” , said Kathy.
Kathy receives great support from her family, husband Tom, daughter Lindsay and her husband Mark, son Matt and his wife Nicole and their children Hayleigh and Blake, and her mother, Emma Correll.

Fall 2014 Executive Leadership Program

Mark your calendar. The 2014 Fall Executive Leadership program sessions will be held on Monday evenings, September 8 and 22, October 6 and 20, and November 3 and 17.  Locations  will be posted shortly. You can download a copy of the application by clicking the link. ELWB Application 2014 NV .  Executive Leadership Wilkes-Barre is a community orientation program for key executives, professionals, and their spouses who recently moved into Northeastern Pennsylvania, have recently moved into an executive position, or for those who would like to get re-acquainted with our community. Sessions include presentations and question/answer periods on topics such as local history, political structure, educational opportunities, economic development, networking opportunities and more. Cocktails and a gourmet dinner are also part of each evening session. The cost of the program is $1,500. Spouses welcome at no additional cost

Applications for LWB Core Program 2015 Available

By clicking the link, you can download your application for the Core Program Class of 2015. For over 30 years, Leadership Wilkes-Barre has been helping participants develop both professionally and personally while using their leadership experience and skills as a springboard to take a more active role in their jobs, companies, and communities.

Leadership Wilkes-Barre is a nine month program designed to develop leadership skills in area professionals through knowledge of team building, communication styles, presentation ability, and networking. Additionally, it provides participants the opportunity to learn more about their community and encourages active participation in community organizations, committees and events. The program consists of a combination of presentations, class experiences, workshops and hands-on involvement in a community enrichment or beautification project. Current Class of 2014 projects include:

  • Camp Acahela- Installing a rock climbing wall at the regions Boy Scout Camp.
  •  Big Lights, Fit City (Outdoor Gym/Lights on the Square)- Installing outdoor fitness equipment in Kirby Park; upgrading the lights on the trees lining Public Square.
  • Clinic Idyllic (St John’s Care & Concern Clinic)- assisting with minor improvements, i.e. paint, artwork in hallways, etc., researching the purchase of language translation software programs, general tidying needs. 
  • Swings & Things – Installing wheel-chair accessible swings & a sensory garden, and possibly a pavilion and concrete walkway in McKenna Park, Exeter. 
  • Café Impossible (United Rehabilitation Services Center Cafe)- renovation work in café including painting, resurfacing of countertops, replacing light fixtures, replacing and/or upgrading some equipment and supply storage i.e. snack stands, etc.  

Leadership Wilkes-Barre is a tuition based program. Participants are self sponsored or sponsored by their respective corporations/organizations. Scholarship assistance may be available for those who qualify.

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