Good leaders must first become good servants.                                                  ~Robert Greenleaf


"Leadership Monongalia's purpose is to identify, develop and sustain community leaders. The program aims to develop and enhance personal leadership skills, provide knowledge enrichment of Monongalia County and to develop and cultivate leadership involvement throughout Monongalia County."

The cultivation of new leadership is of utmost importance to West Virginia's future prosperity and progress. Leadership Monongalia seeks to develop and motivate a cross-section of leaders who will use their talents and abilities to inspire others and to foster a new spirit of energy, enthusiasm and vitality throughout the county.


The program spans eight months and includes leadership sessions from September through April. Leadership sessions typically include a full day commitment on Thursday and an occasional evening commitment. The educational sessions of Leadership Monongalia will all be conducted locally in Monongalia County.


At each of the leadership sessions recognized authorities, practitioners, teachers, professionals and analysts will provide information and insight into a program topic: Economic Development, Education, Social Services, Arts and Culture, Health Care, Government and Leadership.

A variety of views will be presented on each topic, and visits will be made to local sites which will reinforce, through observation and practical experience the particular subject of the leadership session.

  • Knowledge Enrichment
  • Cultivate Involvement
  • Develop Community Leaders
  • Enhance Personal Network

“Leadership Mon is an excellent opportunity to learn what makes Mon County a great place to live as well as what our community is doing to address its unique challenges. It's a fun and engaging way to get involved in the community and make new friends.“Sarah Rotruck Glenn
Class of 2011

“My experience in Leadership Mon has been amazing and truly memorable. Each session topic is interesting and applicable to today’s leaders. The speakers have shared a wealth of their first hand knowledge with participants and activities we’ve participated in have kept the each session fun and engaging. The networking opportunities are countless and the relationships I’ve formed after such a short time are sure to last a lifetime.”
Jennifer Wotring
Class of 2011

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