Leadership Fort Wayne applications open for Class of 2020
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Applications to become part of the Leadership Fort Wayne program’s Class of 2020 are now available. LFW builds leadership skills and increases community awareness to drive positive change. Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2019.
Class members participate in nine full-day programs September-May with panel discussions with heads of community organizations, discussing the most pressing issues and opportunities facing the community. They receive leadership training from professionals, focused on topics that are most relevant in today’s ever-changing society. In addition, class members participate in Community Action Projects, shadowing experiences, personality and talent assessments, and have the opportunity to serve a one-year internship on the board of a nonprofit organization.
The program is now under the guidance of Barry Schrock, who recently joined Greater Fort Wayne Inc. as director of leadership programs. He brings nearly 30 years of relevant experience to the role. Schrock previously owned a consulting firm that specialized in leadership training and coaching for individuals, teams, school districts, nonprofits, and private-sector companies. He has also served as a basketball coach, educational leader, a featured keynote and conference speaker, workshop trainer, and a personal coach to numerous C-suite executives including CEOs, vice presidents, and managers.
LFW was founded in 1983. Since that time, LFW, which merged with Greater Fort Wayne Inc. in 2014, has provided more than 1,300 individuals a behind-the-scenes look at all aspects of the community, ranging from the arts to government and economic development.
Interested participants can download the materials and apply at LFWapp.gfwinc.com. All applications must include a letter of recommendation, preferably from an LFW alumnus. For additional information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 260-420-6945.