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Leadership Washington Co.

It's time to build strong leaders. Today.

Now accepting applications for the 2020-21 class

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The Time For Leadership Is Now!

Leadership through uncertain times is crucial.

Are your leaders ready to take on the unexpected days of tomorrow? Now is the time to invest in the training that your leaders need to help your business succeed. Realizing that times are tough, LWC will be offering a payment plan option this year to minimize your organizations upfront costs

As we navigate through the COVID 19 pandemic, Leadership Washington County has made enhancements to our program to accommodate our changing environment. For more in depth information about the program, click here to download our brochure

The LWC Program

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Adaptive Learning Settings

LWC quickly integrated technology and e-learning into our curriculum, finishing the 2020 class using a virtual class setting. For the safety of your leaders, during the upcoming 2020-21 program year, LWC will deliver classes both virtually and in-person.

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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, Compass Business Solutions, Consultant. They will also have a unique opportunity to network and foster professional relationships with fellow classmates and Alumni as well as engage with leadership professionals within Washington and surrounding counties to gain a better understanding of our economy and community.

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We are committed to supporting local businesses. That's why we launched a donation fund that will fully support our local eateries as well as keep hard-working hospital staff and first responders fed during the COVID 19 crisis.

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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).

Leadership Washington Co. 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 Campbell Insurance

Don't forget to apply for the LWC Small Business Scholarship! You can download more information about the scholarship here. Apply here!