Save the Date: LWB Annual Dinner & Graduation

This year’s annual dinner will be held on Wednesday, June 3rd at 5 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Pocono Hotel & Convention Center. Greg Collins, of Wells Fargo Bank, is this year’s Distinguished Leadership Award Recipient. If you would like to place an in our program book or be a sponsor for the dinner please click the links below to download the forms. More details  will be available soon.

2015 Program Book Ad Form

2015 Sponsorship Reservation Form

Applications for LWB Core Program 2016 Available

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAClick to download your application for the Core Program Class of 2016 or you may complete it electronically using this link. Copies of the LWB History & Program Dates, Sponsor/Participant Agreement Form, and Confidential Reference Form can be downloaded. If you choose the on-line application option, please mail or email the completed reference/agreement forms under separate cover to Lisa Borchert, 4 Public Square, W-B, 18701 or 

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.

Now Accepting Registrations for the Professional Development Series

The Professional Development Series is a series of four workshops facilitated by local business leaders that include a variety of topics. The first session will be held on March 11th, and will run from 9 a.m. – noon. Coffee and registration begins at 8:30 a.m. All workshops will be held at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in the Hotel & Conference Center. Cost to attend is $35 per person per session or $120 for all four. Click here to register. 

The 2015 series dates and topics include:

March 11: Success Strategies: Setting Goals & Extending Gratitude in Work and Life led by Bill Sciaccia, Instructor of Economics and Business Administration at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Author and Speaker.

March 31: Social Media Myths & Magic led by Catherine Shafer, Lightspeed Technologies.

April 28: Moving Beyond Conflict to Collaboration & Creativity led by Dr. Matthew Sowcik, Asst. Professor of Leadership Studies & Director of Leadership Development, Wilkes University.

May 14: The Stress Management Intensive led by Dr. Christine Kiesinger, Wellness Educator.

If you would like a copy of the series flyer shown below, you may download it here


2015 PDS flyer

Community Connections

As members of the Leadership Wilkes-Barre network, you have a chance to mentor and inspire young talent in our community!  The Community Connections program matches Intercollegiate Leadership’s talented, driven students with area professionals in order to facilitate a job shadowing experience in the student’s field of interest.  This unique program provides our participants the opportunity to gain first-hand insight and exposure to the jobs they would like to do someday.

We need local professionals to invite Intercollegiate participants to a brief job-shadowing experience.  The length of the experience may be anywhere from just a few hours to a full day. The schedule is up to you! We are asking that all job shadowing takes place between January 29, 2015 and February 20, 2015.  Leadership Wilkes-Barre will establish the best match, and the student participant is then responsible to reach out to you.

If you, or someone you know, is interested in participating, please click here.   This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with young talent in our area, and to inspire the next generation of leaders!

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