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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Regional leadership day set

  • Five local Leadership organizations – Leadership Lackawanna, Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton, Wayne and Pocono – will unite on Thursday, March 14, from 10 a.m -4 p.m. at Scranton Hilton & Conference Center to host a Regional Leadership Day.
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  •  — Five local Leadership organizations – Leadership Lackawanna, Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton, Wayne and Pocono – will unite on Thursday, March 14, from 10 a.m -4 p.m. at Scranton Hilton & Conference Center to host a Regional Leadership Day.
    Over 120 participants are expected and the objective is to create an understanding among participants of the reasons for, the importance of, and the opportunities in cooperation and coordination among areas within a geographic region for the benefit of all involved.
    Since last year, the directors of all five leadership organizations have worked diligently to plan this day, which consists of keynote speakers, panel discussion and break-out groups.
    Specifically, the morning will start with keynote speaker Teri Ooms from The Institute for Public Policyand Economic Development. In the afternoon remarks will be heard from Senator John Blake, an alumni of Leadership Lackawanna.
    Break-out panels will cover four main topics: Economic Development, Education and Schools/Job Preparation, Marcellus Shale, and Arts, Culture, Recreation and Tourism. Addressing these topics will be a variety of professional experts including Ken Okrepkie, Ben Franklin Technology Partnership; Dr. Ed Lyba, Partners in Education; Nancy Tkatch, West Side Career and Technology Center; Mark Szybist, Penn Future; and Ken Dudeck, Penn State University.
    For more information on Regional Leadership Day, please call (570) 342-7711.
    Leadership Pocono is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce The program was established in 1997.
    Leadership Pocono provides the identification, development and empowerment of excellence in business, personal and community leadership. A learning experience like no other, where those who shape our community tomorrow develops leadership skills from those who are doing it today.
    Over 200 individuals have successfully completed this intensive program and are contributing to the
    communities they live and work in. For more information on Leadership Pocono and how you can become involved please visit www.leadershippocono.org or contact Francesca Turturro, Leadership Pocono Coordinator, at 570-421-4433 or via email at lpcoordinator@leadershippocono.org.
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