Coming in September 2016


    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 6 years, we have graduated over 130 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?  

    Participants are introduced to the community and its issues through a variety of ways including:

    • panel discussions
    • lectures
    • site visits
    • group discussions
    • community service projects
    • simulations, and more.

     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.

    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.

    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.  Classes, except for opening retreat, will be held on Wednesdays, from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and include a lunch/networking hour with each other 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.  Your instructor will meet individually with you before the retreat to provide materials and get to know you.


    CITY OF WABASH                   


    CLASS DATES FOR 2016-2017

    Wednesday, September 14, 2016
         9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    White's Residential and Family Services
    5233 S 50 E​, Wabash, IN 46992

    * Participants are required to attend
    * Includes: Orientation, Course Overview, StrengthsQuest, Team Building Activities 

    Wednesday, October 12 - Community Service Learning Day 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Begins at Wabash County Chamber of Commerce until 3, and then to tour of YMCA and Living Well in Wabash County.

    Wednesday, November 9 - Economic & Workforce Development Day at Ford Meter Box, Inc.  11 a.m. - 5p.m.  Industry Tours, instruction, panels, and more.

    Wednesday, December 14 - Government Day. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Begins at Wabash County Chamber of Commerce for Lunch then to Court House and Judicial Complex for tours, instruction, panels, and more.

    Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Personal Skills/Ethics & Communications Day at Manchester University. Lunch, Ethics, Tour, Communication, DiSC followup, and more.

    Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Education in Wabash County & Miss Manners Day.  Begins with formal lunch and Miss Manners Session at Honeywell House followed by Heartland Career Center Tour and Education Panel, instruction and Service Project progress.

    Wednesday, March 8, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.  AGRICULTURE DAY.  Will include tours of AgriBusinesses, instruction, panelists, service project updates, and more.

    Wednesday, April 19, FULL DAY - 8:30 - 4:30 MAGICAL WABASH COUNTY HISTORY TOUR! Class will meet at the Wabash Co. Historical Museum to load buses for a tour of the northern half of Wabash County, including "backstage tours" to places you may have never been.  This is a much talked-about aspect of the class with entertaining historians, great lunch at the Blue Bird Cafe and surprises many of you don't know exist in Wabash County.  Tour will end back at the museum.

    Wednesday, May 10, 8:30 - 1:30.  GRADUATION DAY & SERVICE PROJECT SPOTLIGHT!  Class begins at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester.  Final reports, evaluations, tour of Peabody, and Luncheon graduation.  Classes will present their Service Projects to the community leaders and sponsors present at the luncheon and receive their graduation certificates.

    *Facilitated by Northeast Indiana Ivy Tech Community College. Panelists are community leaders.


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