Registration Open for Leadership Development 2021-2022

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5 Aug 2021

WABASH, IN – Grow Wabash County is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2021-2022 cohort of the Leadership Development Wabash County (LDWC) program.

This eight-month program will invite young professionals and emerging leaders to attend monthly classes that will encourage them to better understand themselves, their leadership style and how they can use their strengths to make an impact in Wabash County.

Each day-long class will take place at a different location around the county to better acquaint these leaders with the many assets and resources Wabash County has to offer. Throughout the program, the cohort will learn about their abilities through the DISC and StrengthsFinder assessments and will be tasked with completing at least 25 hours for a community service project.

A full schedule including dates and locations for the 2021-2022 program can be found at

In addition to learning about personal leadership and the Wabash County community, there will also be sessions facilitated by professors from Indiana University Kokomo that will cover topics such as public speaking, emotional intelligence and conflict resolution.

“We are excited to be partnering with Indiana University Kokomo to bring a robust curriculum to the LDWC program,” Keith Gillenwater, President and CEO of Grow Wabash County, said. “The IUK professors will challenge our local leaders to consider all aspects of being a leader and encouraging them to push their boundaries to ultimately become a more effective leader in their professional and personal lives.”

Tuition for this program is $485 for GWC Investors and $585 for the general public. The tuition covers all course materials, assessments, meals and snacks provided throughout the 8-month program.

Grow Wabash County will also award full tuition to one LDWC applicant through the Jim Smith Scholarship, named for Jim Smith, who recently retired from his position as head facilitator for the LDWC program. Applications for the scholarship can be completed here:

Those interested in registering for the 2021-2022 LDWC cohort can do so online at or by contacting Chelsea at 260-563-5258 or

Sponsorships are also available and can be registered for at or by contacting Chelsea at 260-563-5258 or

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