Workforce Programs

Leadership Development Wabash County (LDWC)

This program invites young professionals and emerging leaders to become resourceful stewards of the community. Over 200 Wabash County leaders have graduated from the LDWC program and continue to serve on local boards, enhance the companies they work for, serve in government positions and ultimately grow as individuals.

Tuition for the 2022-2023 cohort includes all related course materials and meals and refreshments provided during these monthly sessions. Grow Wabash County will award one LDWC participant the Jim Smith Scholarship Award which will cover the full tuition for the 2022-2023 program. 

The LDWC 2022-2023 will meet on the third Thursday of every month from October 2022 - May 2023 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) at various locations across Wabash County:

  • Thursday, Oct. 20 - Manchester University
  • Thursday, Nov. 17 - Wabash County Historical Museum
  • Thursday, Dec. 15 - Heartland Career Center
  • Thursday, Jan. 19 - Ford Meter Box
  • Thursday, Feb 17 - Honeywell Center -
    • NOTE: The LDWC cohort will meet at 7:30 a.m. on this day to attend Grow Wabash County's State of Our Communities event at the Honeywell Center.
  • Thursday, March 17 - Josiah White's
  • Thursday, April 21 - Grow Wabash County / Honeywell House
  • Thursday, May 19 - Graduation - Eagles Theatre

Grow Wabash County partners with Indiana University Kokomo professors on objectives of learning new leadership skills, creating community awareness, creating stewardship opportunities and more.

Participants will complete two self assessments to better inform the group of each leaders' strengths, challenges and opportunities.

Every participant will be placed in a group with fellow LDWC classmates to plan, prepare and execute a community service program that addresses a need or concern in Wabash County. Each group is required to complete 250 hours of community service related to this project over the course of 8 months culminating in a presentation on their community service projects at graduation. 


Register for the 2022-2023 LDWC Cohort.



$700 for GWC Investors
$800 for Non-Investors
Covers all course materials, assessments, meals and snacks provided throughout the 8-month program. 

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Lunch Sponsor - $600
Company logo displayed during sponsored lunch, recognized during session for sponsorship

Network Sponsor - $1,000
Includes company logo on LDWC curriculum binders, recognition of company throughout course/LDWC graduation

Alumni Mixer Sponsor - $2,000
Includes prominent placement of logo company during LDWC Graduation and Alumni Mixer in May 2023

CORE Partner - $2,500
Includes 1 class registration, company logo on LDWC curriculum binders, recognition of company throughout course/LDWC graduation

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