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Our Mission

The mission of Leadership Wilkes-Barre is to develop informed and committed leaders from all segments of the community who will serve, strengthen and improve Northeastern Pennsylvania. Hundreds of people connect with LWB every year through our six Leadership programs, community impact project initiatives and active alumni network. There are multiple entry points into the organization offering varying degrees of opportunity to explore your potential, widen your sphere of influence, engage in authentic relationships with other leaders, and ultimately impact the quality of life in our region.

Our Programs

Core Program

Designed for adult professionals to develop leadership skills, become more involved within our community, and build connections through networking events.

Impact: Leadership in Education

Brings together the region’s education professionals for a series of interactive sessions designed to empower teachers to be progressive agents of positive change within schools.

Junior Leadership Program

Community based leadership program for high school juniors who learn leadership development, community awareness and meet with area leaders in business, government and Education.

Executive Leadership

A community orientation program for professionals who have recently moved to the area or those who want to be reacquainted with the community.

Intercollegiate Leadership

Students from six local universities collaborate to develop leadership skills, discuss regional issues and create connections for future professional opportunities.

Advanced Leadership Certificate




This 10-week virtual course will present innovative content while giving participants the chance to engage with fellow LWB alumni, community members, and experts in the field.


Now Hiring Part-Time Office Manager

Leadership Wilkes-Barre is currently hiring a part-time Office Manager. Information regarding job duties and responsibilities can be found here. If you’re interested in applying, please send your resume and references to info@leadershipwilkes-barre.org.

Art Show Fundraiser Held in the Back Mountain

The show at Verve Vertu featured plenty of artwork, live music, and basket raffles. Read more below. https://www.wnep.com/article/news/local/luzerne-county/art-show-fundraiser-held-in-the-back-mountain/523-f8872af3-c153-4aaa-a768-29ff5b17a878

Leadership Wilkes-Barre Holds Annual “Friend-Raiser” Cocktail Party

Leadership Wilkes-Barre held its annual Mid-Winter Cocktail Party on Friday night. And while the event was a fundraiser for the group, the organization’s executive director said it was also a “friend-raiser.” Read more below:

Leadership W-B Team “Art Story” Restoring Verve Vertu’s Kitchen

Members of the Leadership Wilkes-Barre project committee, Team Art Story, said they were drawn to their project because they connected with the beautiful art the artists at Verve Vertu are creating. Read more below:

Leadership W-B Team “Sandlot” Event to Benefit Wilkes-Barre Little League

The Sand Lot, a core project group of Leadership Wilkes-Barre, is holding a fundraiser at 9 p.m. Friday at Wisecrackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Read more below:

Leadership Wilkes-Barre Group Holds Fundraiser for Keystone Mission

A fundraiser was held Sunday at Benny Brewing Co. in Hanover Twp. to benefit Keystone Mission. Read more below: https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/photos-leadership-wilkes-barre-group-holds-fundraiser-for-keystone-mission-1.2587729?fbclid=IwAR2-29Z0pCnqDI9APP83MUAD6Vtwg3mu5p5I_cctNGUsFilwiUXebiRmr1s

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