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.


Field of Dreams: Community Effort Restores Challenger Little League Field

The line about an Iowa baseball field that James Earl Jones delivered to Kevin Kostner in the touching 1989 box office hit “Field of Dreams” could apply perfectly to a Little League field in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Click below to learn more: https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/field-of-dreams-community-effort-restores-challenger-little-league-field-1.2515102

Leadership Wilkes-Barre Accepting Applications for Fall Program

Applications are being accepted for the fall Executive Leadership Wilkes-Barre program, designed for executives who have new positions or are new to Northeast Pennsylvania. Click below to read more: https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/leadership-w-b-accepting-applications-for-fall-program-1.2511335

Non-Profits and Community Groups Invited to Apply for JLWB Service Project

Area non-profit organizations and community groups are invited to submit a Request for Proposal (RFP) to Junior Leadership Wilkes-Barre for implementation as a class Community Impact Project. Junior Leadership Wilkes-Barre will select up to eight (8) projects for the incoming class to work on throughout the program year (September 2019 through April 2020).  For nonprofit

Leadership Wilkes-Barre Committee Completes Renovation of Dress for Success


Leadership Wilkes-Barre Graduates its Class of 2019, Honors Beekman


Junior Leadership Wilkes-Barre Graduates Class of 2019


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