Core Program

LWB Class of 2018

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 2018-2019 program year. Note: Opening Retreat* is a two-day program with an overnight stay.

Tentative 2018-19 Core Program Calendar

August 7 –  Program Overview

September 20 & 21- Opening Retreat-Teambuilding/Project Suggestions*

October 4 – Vision & Mission: Community & Economic Development/Project Selection

October TBD – Habitat for Humanity

November 1 – Consensus/Volunteerism

December 6 –  Collaboration/Arts & Culture

January 10 – Making Your Voice Heard: Communication/Media 

February 7 –  Leadership Skills/Conflict Resolution

March 7 – Emotional Intelligence/Appreciating Cultural Differences

April 4 –  Government/Justice: Influencing Public Life

April TBA  – SCI Dallas Prison Visit

May 2 – Closing Retreat

June 6-  Annual Dinner and Graduation

Application Process

The application deadline has passed for the Class of 2019.  Please contact the office directly at 570-270-5323 to inquire about space in the 2019 class or with any additional questions. 

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