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Leaders For Change

Introduced in 2000, Leadership Waterloo Region is a social-profit organization that delivers educational leadership experiences to a diverse range of individuals in the community through collaborations with like-minded organizations in Waterloo Region.  The organization provides community leaders with the opportunity to acquire and practice leadership skills.

According to Dr. David Walker, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen's University: "we can't expect leaders to 'pop-up'; they have to be nurtured through a culture that values leadership, promotes good leaders and gives them opportunities to burnish their skills."

Leadership Waterloo Region addresses the community's leadership needs through the delivery of carefully tailored programs - the Core Program for emerging adult leaders, the Young Professionals on Board program for young leaders ages 18 to 23 and the K-W Multicultural Centre's Healthy Lifestyle Ambassador program delivered in partnership with the Volunteer Action Centre, the K-W Multicultural Centre and the City of Kitchener Aquatics Department. The 10-month Core Program is the cornerstone of Leadership Waterloo Region's services.

Using the community as a backdrop, Leadership Waterloo Region encourages participants to realize their leadership potential by teaching them about local challenges and developing the skills they need to overcome these obstacles by pooling resources with established community leaders.  Graduates from the Core Program join a network of over 440 established leaders in Waterloo Region. Leadership Waterloo Region is the only community leadership development program in our region.

We invite you to join us in the journey!



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