Leadership Lackawanna
Northeastern Pennsylvania’s premier community leadership and professional development organization

Welcome Scranton!

Welcome Scranton!

Our newest program, Welcome Scranton!, will offer participants a fascinating insider’s look at our community.   This 2 ½ day program is designed to give participants a quick, but thorough, understanding of Scranton and Lackawanna County, along with a revitalized sense of putting leadership into action. Welcome Scranton! is open to everyone, from newcomers to area natives, from entry-level employees to executives. Click HERE to download the brochure. We are not accepting applications at this time, but check back in the near future for updates. The next class will be in the Spring of 2020.


A Few Notable Participant Benefits: 

  • Explore our area's hidden gems

  • Enhance your network of personal and professional connections

  • Hear inspirational stories from our business community

  • Gain exposure to local leaders, issues and service and leadership opportunities

How Companies/Businesses/Organizations Can Benefit:

This program is a unique way to train employees, as well as recognize and reward top talent.

Welcome Scranton! allows for a personal, hands-on way to introduce new (or seasoned) employees to all that Scranton and Lackawanna County have to offer.

Organizations will see increased visibility, as well as business opportunities, leads and referrals, all thanks to the enhanced connections participants gain as a result of this program.

Through successful and engaged completion of this program, employees will feel more connected to the community in which they live and work.  This is a major retention benefit!

Who Should Participate:

Welcome Scranton! is a “gateway” experience to our area, from established leaders seeking more civic engagement to rising professionals ready to take their place as community leaders.  Each Welcome Scranton! class is comprised of a diverse group (50 maximum) of leaders including: executives, young professionals, managers, entry-level professionals, business owners, nonprofit directors and senior business officials. New residents of the region should also apply; however, lifelong residents can receive a wealth of knowledge and benefits, too!

Time Commitment & Tuition:

Welcome Scranton! is a 2 ½ days (1 full day and 3 half days) program. Tuition is $600, which includes transportation, parking, materials and a celebratory “graduation” event.  A limited amount of partial scholarships are available based on need.

Congrats to the Welcome Scranton! Class of 2019

  • Jennie Knies, Penn State Scranton

  • Mike Vivlemore, Tobyhanna Army Depot

  • Michele Santaniello, Fidelity Bank

  • Lindsey Billen, Commonwealth Health/Regional Hospital of Scranton

  • Elizabeth Turner, Olyphant Self Storage

  • Michele Nicoteri, Penn State Scranton

  • Pam Fisher, Benco Dental

  • Henry Matute, Penn State Scranton

  • Mechele Greene, Mathew A. Berger, MD

  • Lissandra Bertagnoli, Prudential

  • Erica Burger, NBT Bank

  • Jeanne Hugenruch, St. Joseph’s Center