Leadership Van Wert County
"Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others." Jack Welch
Leadership Van Wert County provides leadership development for a diverse group of citizens to enable them to effectively serve their community.
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Program at-a Glance
Van Wert County Leadership Program is a nine-month leadership development program that began in 1994 for a diverse group of citizens who have:
Individuals are sponsored by their business or organization, or may nominate themselves. Tuition for the program is $400 per Chamber member participant (non-member tuition is $500) and traditionally is paid by the participant's employer, business or sponsoring organization. Scholarships are available to qualifying participants.
Participants are expected to make a commitment to the Van Wert County Leadership Program. Participants who miss more than two of the class days may be excused from the program. Participants are also expected to work on a community project. Absences or lack of participation in any part of the program may result in a participant leaving the program or making up absences the following year.
Participants will be matched up with a local community non-profit Board of Directors. During the class year they will attend 2 board meetings with their selected board and will give a brief report on their experience to the class. This is a mandatory part of the program.
What's being said about leadership Van Wert...
Suzie Grimes, First Federal Savings & Loan
Cindy Amweg, Federal Mogul
“Through the Leadership Van Wert Program I have had the pleasure of meeting many great people in the community, seeing much of what Van Wert has to offer, and experiencing some very good training sessions. I enjoyed the classes very much and took away a lot of valuable lessons that I can apply in both my work and personal life in order to be a more effective leader. ” -Class of 2008