LW offers training and skill development to participants, connecting them with key powerbrokers and influential partners. The program begins with an overnight retreat, followed by a series of seven monthly, day-long sessions. Rising professionals are introduced to local leadership and public policy issues in Greater Worcester, with the goal of engaging future leaders in problem-solving and community development.
Leadership Worcester is a joint initiative of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce and Greater Worcester Community Foundation. It is guided by a Leadership Advisory Council, chaired by J. Christopher Collins of Unum. The Council represents major corporate, educational, and not-for-profit leadership from Greater Worcester. See our list of founders.
Businesses involved in LW will: