Leadership Pocono Class of 2012-2013 Completes 5th Session


Stroudsburg, PA – The Leadership Pocono Class of 2013 held its fourth class session on Wednesday, January 16th at ESU.  The session was on Board Governance. Participants learned the legal responsibilities of a board, effective board practices, how organizations are governed, and learn about grants and grant writing.  Presenters were; Tish Morgan, Standards of Excellent Officer, PA Association of Non Profits, Gary Olsen, President and CEO of ESSA, Angela Beers, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations ESU, and Bob Phillips, President and CEO Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce.

The class expectations were met.  A few quotes from the class on the day: “There are many reasons why individuals decide to serve on various boards, some less noble than others.

As a board member, one is faced with the decision to either fall in line with the status quo or be a force for positive change moving forward” Taylor Munoz.  “There was a vast wealth of information regarding nonprofit board governance and the legal implications involved.  I will be able to apply several of the suggestions given today” Marianne Atherton.  “Change a board by adjusting their vision and their outlook of mission” Patrick Lambert.

If you would like to know how you could become involved with Leadership Pocono visit our website www.leadershippocono.org or call 570-421-4433.  We are always looking for sponsors, mentors, speakers, and more.  Help build our future leaders.

Leadership Pocono is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce The program was established in 1997.  Leadership Pocono provides the identification, development and empowerment of excellence in business, personal and community leadership.  A learning experience like no other, where those who shape our community tomorrow develops leadership skills from those who are doing it today.   Over 200 individuals have successfully completed this intensive program and are contributing to the communities they live and work in.  For more information on Leadership Pocono and how you can become involved please visit www.leadershippocono.org or contact Francesca Turturro, Leadership Pocono Coordinator, at 570-421-4433 or via email at lpcoordinator@leadershippocono.org.