The need for an elite forum to educate and encourage new leaders was first recognized in the late 1980s by several prominent members of the Pocono community. These original founders began to identify promising and proven professionals who could positively impact not-for-profit and social service agencies while creating a program that would prepare them for board service and other leadership activities. From their vision and efforts, Leadership Pocono (LP) was born and quickly became an invaluable resource to the region.
Building on a proven program, Northampton’s Center for Business and Industry experts spent more than a year researching, surveying, and redesigning Leadership Pocono. The results of these efforts are – a totally revamped, refocused, and elite leadership program for the next generation of community leaders in the greater Pocono region.
Leadership Pocono is a distinguished forum for leadership development, regional and nonprofit education, and professional networking. The program is specially designed to bolster the leadership capabilities of individuals who participate. But as importantly, it nurtures a sense of responsibility and commitment to apply these learned skills to the benefit of our community.
Nationally recognized executive coaching and education experts, Donna Goss and Don Robertson personally oversee the leadership development portion of the program, including a three-day retreat on the practices of successful leaders.
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