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.

Professional Development Series

Custom designed, in-house leadership training coordinated by the LWB team and available for outsourcing to local businesses and organizations.


Leadership Wilkes-Barre to Host Annual Mid-Winter Cocktail Party

Leadership Wilkes-Barre (LWB) and presenting sponsor, FNCB, will host their annual Mid-Winter Cocktail Party on Friday, February 7, 2020. All are welcome to join leadership alumni and the Class of 2020 from 5pm to 8pm at the Westmoreland Club in Downtown Wilkes-Barre.  This event is open to the public. Guests will enjoy entertainment, heavy hors

Leadership Wilkes-Barre Projects 2020

The Leadership Wilkes-Barre 2020 class announced its upcoming projects. The projects are aimed at helping the community and area non-profits. Read more below:

Leadership Wilkes-Barre Lays Out Six Projects

The Leadership Wilkes-Barre Core Class of 2020 Thursday met to discuss the six community projects to be completed during the year. Read more below:

10 Minutes with Bobby Hughes

Cleaning up anthracite mining’s legacy has been his mission since he was a youngster. Today, Bobby Hughes is that much closer to achieving his dream. Click the link below to learn more: https://m.citizensvoice.com/arts-living/10-minutes-with-bobby-hughes-cleaning-up-anthracite-mining-s-legacy-has-been-his-mission-since-he-was-a-youngster-today-bobby-hughes-is-that-much-closer-to-achieving-his-dream-1.2562733

Local High School Student Wins Scholar Athlete Award

One high school senior is a lot happier today knowing he won the Figured Law Firm Scholar athlete award from Friday Night Rivals. Click the link below to read more. https://fox56.com/news/local/local-high-school-student-wins-scholar-athlete-award

Leadership Wilkes-Barre On Tap for Fundraiser Event


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