Exciting Announcement - Leadership Waterloo Region and St. Jerome's University Discovery Lab

EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT  

Dear Valued Stakeholders,  

Over the past several months, Leadership Waterloo Region (LWR) has been engaged in discussions with St. Jerome’s University (SJU) on the establishment of a new initiative called DiscoveryLab, and we are very pleased to announce that we will soon be relocating our offices to St. Jerome’s University on the University of Waterloo Campus.    

SJU has long been an institution that values the education of the whole person in conjunction with the pursuit of creating informed, courageous citizens interested in advancing social and ecological causes.  It is at the intersection of these two domains – education of the whole person and justice-oriented citizenship – that a plan has been formulated to create opportunities that are active, participatory, inclusive and aimed at preparing students for a rapidly changing world.    

LWR has, for the past 16 years, focused on providing development opportunities through its Core Program and Young Professionals on Board Program (YPOB) to individuals interested in stepping up into leadership roles in their organizations and in the community as leadership volunteers.  Our dynamic and passionate 400 Core Program alumni are leading change and addressing challenges in innovative ways.  The 100+ graduates of our YPOB program have had an opportunity to experience what it takes to serve on a board of directors, and to understand the great responsibilities attached to board service.     

LWR’s vision remains unchanged. The organization will continue to offer its award-winning community leadership development program, and is keenly interested in addressing community needs through new programs and welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with the University, its students, and with other DiscoveryLab partners.   

DiscoveryLab will be developed as a vibrant ecosystem within which organizations and students seeking to address complex social, political, organizational, environmental and economic challenges may collaborate across systems in the pursuit of human centred results.  

SJU is expecting to invite up to five community partner organizations working in social, not-for-profit or third sector, environmental and/or economic domains to join the DiscoveryLab.    

Leadership Waterloo Region is very pleased to become the first tenant at DiscoveryLab, and we look forward to all the exciting possibilities that this collaborative endeavour will yield.   

Effective Monday, July 11th, 2016, Leadership Waterloo Region’s new address will be:     

Leadership Waterloo Region c/o St. Jerome’s University/DiscoveryLab 290 Westmount Road N., Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G3 Telephone # is unchanged:  519-742-7338  

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