Core Program

LWB Core Class 2017

Leadership Wilkes-Barre Class of 2019 Applications are currently available. Use the link to download your copy.

This program is designed for adult professionals to develop leadership skills as well as become more acquainted and involved within our community.

Program Objectives

Assist participants to recognize and develop their leadership skills.

Acquaint participants with community needs, resources and other factors that influence the direction of the greater Wilkes-Barre area.

Provide opportunities for a diverse group of individuals to interact with each other and with community leaders and decision-makers.

Foster interest in volunteer community service.

Monthly sessions are held on the first Thursday of the month from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Below is a tentative schedule for the 2017-2018 program year. Note: Opening Retreat is a two-day program with an overnight stay.

Tentative 2017-8 Core Program Calendar

August 8 –  Program Overview

September 21 & 22- Opening Retreat-Teambuilding/Project Suggestions*

October 5 – Vision & Mission: Community & Economic Development/Project Selection

October TBD – Habitat for Humanity**

November 2 – Consensus/Volunteerism

December 7 –  Collaboration/Arts & Culture

January 11 – Making Your Voice Heard: Communication/Media (Confirmed)

February 1 –  Emotional Intelligence/Appreciating Cultural Differences

March 1 – Leadership Skills

April 5 –  Government/Justice: Influencing Public Life

April TBA SCI Dallas Prison Visit

May 3 – Closing Retreat

June TBD –  Annual Dinner and Graduation

Application Process

The application deadline has passed for the Class of 2018.  Please contact the office directly at 570-270-5323 to inquire about space in the 2018 class or with any additional questions. 

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