SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – On Wednesday, the nonprofit “Leadership Lackawanna” announced a virtual certificate program aimed at inspiring community leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“With the COVID-19 pandemic going on, we needed to find a way to engage more of our leaders in the community so the organization came up with this idea to implement a virtual certificate program,” Leadership Lackawanna executive director Nicole Morristell said.
Morristell says this eight-week initiative titled “Leadership Fundamentals 2.0” will cover a variety of topics, with the goal of enabling individuals to better serve in communities, workplaces and organizations.
“When you’re done with our program, we help facilitate connections so you can get involved in the community. For example, serving on boards, committees, making a difference leading initiatives, etc.,” Morristell said.
Established in 1982, Leadership Lackawanna offers five additional learning programs. To date, it has graduated more than 2,300 community leaders.
“All of our programs are community-leadership based. We believe you must know the community in which you live and work,” Morristell said.
The new course begins on February 1st and enrollment is now open to apply.
“Even though we’re calling it “2.0” it’s just really a leadership program for those middle-management individuals who want to further their professional development skills,” Morristell said.
Applications can be found on their website. The deadline to apply is January 29th.