Leadership Development

PLEASE NOTE: In the interest of the health and safety of the Wabash County community and our many developing leaders, Grow Wabash County has decided to POSTPONE the Leadership Development program for the remainder of 2020. We are in the process of preparing for the 2021 program.

Stay tuned for various webinars and activities throughout the next few months to get you excited for LDWC 2021!


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 8 years, we have graduated over 175 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 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.


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, attendance is expected and we reserve the right to dismiss participants from the program should they fail to meet these expectations. We realize that sometimes unscheduled events crop up in our lives and will make exceptions on a case by case basis.  Classes will be held on the second Wednesday of the month, from 9 a.m. - 4:00 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.

Nonprofit Project Submission:

Wabash County nonprofit organizations are encouraged to submit a project to be considered for the groups to work on over an 8 month period to fulfill the group's 250 service hours requirement. Please fill out the form attached for your project to be considered as an option for the groups. Submit completed form via email at info@growwabashcounty.com or mail/drop-off to Grow Wabash County 214 S Wabash St. Wabash, IN 46992.


Tuition is $450 and includes course materials and meals. 

Click here to register.