Fall 2015 Executive Leadership Program

Executive Leadership applications are now available. Click the link to download a copy today.

The 2015 Fall Executive Leadership program sessions will be held on Monday evenings, September 21, October 5 and 19, and November 2 and 16, and Tuesday, December 8.  Locations  will be posted shortly.  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. Contact us at 570-270-5323 ext. 135 with any questions. 

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Debuting Our Newest Leadership Program


Teachers! Discover Your Potential to Have a Positive Impact. 

IMPACT: A Leadership in Education Program, brings together the region’s education professionals for a series of interactive sessions designed to empower teachers to be progressive agents of positive change within schools. IMPACT combines the best of Leadership Wilkes-Barre’s nationally award winning Core program with the intricate needs of local education. IMPACT participants will:

˗ Build leadership skills needed to adapt and thrive in challenging environments and to improve school cultures and educational outcomes
˗ Gain leadership skills that can be directly implemented in the classroom
˗ Better understand personal communication and behavioral styles
˗ Engage in an analysis of the public education system and develop an awareness of the community at large
˗ Connect with an accomplished group of civic leaders from the field of education as well as the government and private sectors
˗ Network with professionals from more than twelve districts
˗ Successfully complete a School Impact Project
˗ Earn THREE Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits

Download an Impact application packet  and program calendar today.

Congratulations Class of 2015

As Leadership Wilkes-Barre closes out another wonderful year of programming and community impact projects, we’d like to congratulate the Class of 2015 and invite you to view this year’s People Book and learn more about the 48 class members who made this year such a success. 

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Greg Collins Awarded Distinguished Leadership Award

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R. Gregory Collins was awarded the 2015 Distinguished Leadership Award at the upcoming Annual Dinner and Graduation, held on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at Mohegan Sun Pocono Hotel & Conference Center. The dinner celebrated Leadership Wilkes-Barre’s graduating class of 2015, and welcomed the incoming Class of 2016. “The 2015 Annual dinner marks 34 years of developing community leaders,” explains Lori Nocito, Executive Director of LWB. “We are proud to honor Greg Collins, who is a dedicated board member and enthusiastic supporter of our organization. Greg’s generosity and commitment to the community make him an excellent choice for this year’s Distinguished Leader Award.”

R. Gregory Collins is the Area President for Wells Fargo Northeast Pennsylvania market, which covers the counties of Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Northumberland, Pike, Schuylkill, Wayne and Wyoming. The NEPenn Division is comprised of 37 stores. His office is located in Kingston, Pennsylvania.

Mr. Collins has been with the company since 1992, and has previously held positions including financial sales leader for the Scranton/Pike region, business banking director for Lehigh Valley/Northeast Pennsylvania, and retail bank director for Lehigh Valley/Northeast Pennsylvania. He was named to his current position in 2009. Before joining Wells Fargo, Mr. Collins was a marketing manager with Bridon American Corporation.

Mr. Collins is a member of the board of trustees for Misericordia University, a board member of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry, Leadership Wilkes-Barre and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and a Scranton Plan committee member. Chair of the 2015 American Heart Association Gala for Northeastern PA. He is a 2010 graduate of Leadership Wilkes-Barre’s Executive Leadership Program, and is a 4th degree Knights of Columbus. He is the recipient of the 2015 North Star Award from the Northeastern PA Council Boys Scouts of America and the 2015 Community Service Award from the Salvation Army.

A northeast Pennsylvania native, Mr. Collins received his bachelor of science from Misericordia University.

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