Leadership Development

The Leadership Development Wabash County Program is the premier Leadership training program for our area.  It brings together a diverse group of existing and emerging community leaders and enables them to become resourceful stewards of the community. In the last 7 years, we have graduated over 150 of your peers who serve on local boards, have enhanced the companies they work for, serve in government positions and grown as individuals.  Won't you join them? 

TOOLS USED DURING THE CLASS:
  • Panel discussions
  • Self assessments
  • Guest lectures
  • Site visits and tours
  • Group discussions
  • Community service projects
  • Simulations

Through these activities each member develops a comprehensive sense of our Wabash County. The 2017-2018 class has some exciting new changes. Jim Smith, this year's facilitator  for Leadership  Development of Wabash County, along with Manchester University are crafting an innovative new curriculum to better meet the goals of the program.

OBJECTIVES

Those interested in participating in Leadership Development Wabash County will benefit from the program’s objectives including:

  • Learning new leadership skills
  • Creating community awareness
  • Team building
  • Creating stewardship opportunities
  • Fostering a community vision
  • Best Practice business ethics

This is a program that commands commitment of time and relies heavily on a diverse group of participants from throughout the Wabash County community. It takes participants from business (all sizes), education, government, community organizations, and healthcare.

TIME COMMITMENT

Participating in Leadership Development Wabash County is a privilege and should not be entered into lightly. The program only works with full commitment from participants.  Classes, except for opening retreat and graduation, will be held on Tuesdays, from 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and include a lunch/networking hour with participants, sponsors and alumni.  Classes include instruction, panelist discussions, business/community tours, and much more.  Community Service is a major part of being a leader and is a significant component of this class. Students will have time each class to collaborate and discuss service projects.

CORE PARTNERS

Thank you to our sponsors and core partners for making Leadership Development Wabash County possible in 2017-2018 year!

  • BEACON CREDIT UNION
  • WABASH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
  • NIPSCO
  • CITY OF WABASH                
  • DUKE ENERGY
  • MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY
  • GROW WABASH COUNTY
  • COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF WABASH COUNTY
2017-2018 CLASS DATES AND TIMES
  • Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017 -  White's Residential from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Kick off Retreat Day
  • Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 - Parkview Wabash Hospital from 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 -  Manchester University from 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018 - Heartland Career Center from 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - Honeywell Center from 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - Grow Wabash County from 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - Honeywell House from 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018 -  Peabody Retirement Community from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Graduation Day

 

Tuition is $400 and includes course materials and meals. Class size is limited so register today!

Registration for the 2018-2019 Leadership Development Wabash County course will begin in Summer of 2018.