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LWC Leadership Program

The time to build strong leaders is TODAY.

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The Time For Leadership Is Now!

Are your leaders ready to take on the unexpected days of tomorrow? Now is the time to invest in your leaders' training to help your business succeed.

LWC has made enhancements to our programs to accommodate our changing environment. For more in-depth information about the LWC programs, click here to download our brochure.

The LWC Program

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Enhanced Learning

LWC has integrated technology and e-learning into our curriculum to provide continuous education in person and virtually when needed.

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Added Value

LWC's already robust curriculum will now offer additional managing skillsets that will help them to navigate the new business landscape. We encourage paticipation from both the public and private sectors buiness and develops cross functional project team for creatvitivty and dirverse views.

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Existing Benefits

Every month, participants will receive a 2-hour session of Strengths Finder training by Stephanie Masters, NorthernPass Consulting. They will also have a unique opportunity to network and foster professional relationships with classmates and Alumni and engage with leading professionals within Southwestern PA to gain a better understanding of our economy and community.

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99% of participants felt they would recommend Leadership Washington County to a friend or colleague after completing the program (according to 2015-2020 Class Final Survey).

LWC Leadership Program Testimonials

Dominic Tarella of Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania

"The LWC program has been a more intellectually broadening course than I anticipated. I expected some leadership training and knowledge about participation on nonprofit boards. But I learned so much more about different aspects of Washington County that I would have experienced otherwise. LWC has given me information and tools to be a better leader in my career and in my community."

A.J. Williams, Controller, Schultz Electric

"Leadership Washington County provided me with positive and quality guidance that I didn’t know I needed. The curriculum, speakers, and interaction with peers representing all sectors of business within Washington County were truly invaluable. There is much to be said for a program that can place a large group of strangers; with varying strengths, differing personalities, and a wide range of life experiences, in a room, and transform them into an efficacious team within 9 months. LWC afforded me an opportunity to form necessary relationships to ensure not only the success of the business I was representing, but more importantly, my personal success as a leader in Washington County. I carry the lessons from LWC with me every day and probably will for the rest of my life. This is a program everyone should experience if they truly want to grow as a leader!"

Aaron W. Smith, Esq., PEACOCK KELLER, LLP

"Like ripples in a pond, strong leadership in Washington County's for-profit and nonprofit sectors has far-reaching effects on the lives of its citizens. To maintain a thriving Washington County, it is imperative that those who undertake leadership roles understand the inter-relation and importance of both. They must act with integrity and mindfulness of how their decisions can positively or negatively impact not only their own organizations, but how the ripple effect of those decisions extend and influence Washington County citizens of every socio-economic level."

Sarah M. Perry, Community Engagement Manager, Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania & Maryland

"The Leadership Washington County educates participants on all the unique opportunities, businesses and industries in Washington County. The program is also a great opportunity to meet new leaders in Washington County and focus on personal development. I more strongly appreciate and have a greater sense of pride in Washington County after completing the program and I would 100% suggest Leadership Washington County to other current and up-and-coming leaders in the community."

Matthew Stultz, Corporate Relations and Communication Specialist, Waynesburg University

"Leadership Washington County was an extremely valuable experience for me both personally and professionally. I greatly benefited from being able to develop my best self as a leader, and I am confident that the strategies and philosophies discussed throughout the program will positively impact me and my colleagues. Additionally, the amount of unique, first-hand experiences across multiple sectors of Washington County business, entertainment and community were phenomenal; I walked away from every single class with something new and of value."

Aliesha Walz, Chief Operating Officer Washington County Community Foundation, The Historic Brownlee House

"Leadership Washington County was an extremely valuable experience for me both personally and professionally. I greatly benefited from being able to develop my best self as a leader, and I am confident that the strategies and philosophies discussed throughout the program will positively impact me and my colleagues. Additionally, the amount of unique, first-hand experiences across multiple sectors of Washington County business, entertainment and community were phenomenal; I walked away from every single class with something new and of value."

What's New

New Small Business Scholarship - Sponsored by Chambers Insurance Agency

Congratulations to Mike "Skubo" Skubovius, of Skubo Creative for winning the 2022-23 Small Business Scholarship sponsored by Chambers Insurance Agency

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To register, send an email to Kelley Duppstadt at kelley@palwc.org

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2022 LWC Kickoff Event

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