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Leadership Washington Co.

  • The 2016-2017 class project is supporting Blessings in a Backpack.
  • WCCF Gives Day Your $25 or more donation will go towards program materials to support the LWC Class
  • LWC Thanks Our Summer Partner, Washington Financial!
  • LWC cultivates bold and accountable leadership, serves as a robust resource, and fosters economic growth & sustainability

What is Leadership Washington Co. ?

Leadership Washington Co. builds business leaders, builds community leaders, and builds professional networks. Our program runs annually from September through May and includes monthly day-long sessions designed to build leadership skills while learning about the various facets of Washington County. It uses both classroom-based learning as well as practical exposure to the various government, academic, non-profit, and corporate institutions that make up our county.

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Who Should Sign Up for the Program?

LWC welcomes leaders in all stages of their professional careers. We are interested in managers who want to positively change Washington County communities and businesses. LWC encourages participation from both public and private sector businesses and develops cross-functional project teams for creativity and diverse views.

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How Does My Company Become a Sponsor?

Companies who support LWC experience the benefit of the personal and professional growth of their employees, which in turn leads to greater effectiveness in the workplace and more significant community leadership. Start making a difference in the Washington County Community and become a sponsor today!

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Our alumni are represented among the leadership of most Washington County business, and 75% of them sit on nonprofit and government boards of directors.

Leadership Washington Co. Testimonials

"There are times when a letter just doesn't seem to be enough thanks to an organization or an individual - especially when their efforts far exceed one's expectation. Such is the case with Leadership Washington and their class of 2015/16 choosing Greater Washington County Food Bank to be their beneficiary of choice. Personally I feel so blessed to have been part of this amazing experience..." (Click here to read the whole letter) -Heidi Hoffman, Donor Relations Coordinator, Greater Washington County Food Bank

"Each of us were able to apply what [the presenter] was saying, not only to our workplace, but to ourselves." -Class 15 Participant

"If you are a professional looking to learn more about how to positively impact our communities, then Leadership Washington Co. is for you." -Sara Schumacher, Vice President of Fund Development, Mon Valley Hospital

"I highly encourage all who work in the county to participate if given the opportunity." -Megan Chicone, State Farm Insurance Agent, Greater Pittsburgh Area

"In addition to providing me with leadership and professional development, Leadership Washington Co. provided me with the resources and connections to get involved and give back to the Community." -Christopher Claspy, Vice President & Washington County Area Manager, Northwest Savings Bank


LWC Board Member won the 2018 Washington County ATHENA Award

Carole DeAngelo

LWC Board Member nominated for the Athena Award Congratulations to LWC Board Member, Carole DeAngelo, who won the 2018 Washington County ATHENA Award!


LWC Board Member Wins 2017 Washington County ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award Recipient

Stephanie Wagoner

LWC Board Member wins the Athena Award Congratulations to LWC Board Member, Stephanie Wagoner, who won the 2017 Washington County ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award!

Upcoming Events

LWC Early Bird Special

May 31, 2018

Early Bird Special Don't forget to take advantage of our early bird special before May 31, 2018! Class registration is just $1500! Starting June 1, 2018, it then goes to $1800. Register now and be inspired, be involved, be a leader!