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L.E.A.D. Chester County

L.E.A.D. Chester County-

Leading through Education, Action, & Dedication!

L.E.A.D. Chester County is an eight-month course for ANYONE who wants to improve his/her leadership skills while learning more about the workings of Chester County (government, education, business & industry, healthcare, history, agriculture, tourism, etc.).

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LEAD Chester County will kick-off in September and run through May 2023. We will meet the third Wednesday of each month, excluding December, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Transportation will be provided for field trips & tours.

  • Seven three-hour leadership classes taught by York Technical College (from 9 a.m. until noon). CLICK HERE to learn more about Foundations of Leadership.
  • Field trips and special guest presentations to learn more about what makes Chester County special (noon until 4 p.m.)
  • Networking and relationship building, especially between participants
  • Class limited to 15 slots. Applications will be accepted and be reviewed by the Chamber LEAD Chester County committee.
  • Kick-off event on September 7th from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., includes team building led by Dr. Michelle Evans of KVLT & a cookout
  • Participants must agree to attend all events!
  • Cost: $750 for members and $850 for non-members. This cost includes the seven York Technical College Classes, meals, and most transportation to afternoon field trips.

DATES-(All class sessions run 9 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.):

*Locations and field trips are being finalized!

September 7th-Cookout kickoff, Cotton Hills Farm, Lowrys (time is 10 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.)

September 21st – Intro. to Supervision

Class will meet at Spratt Savings Bank. Field trips to Chester County Career Center and York Technical College Chester Center.

October 19th – Communicating for Results

Class will meet at Fort Lawn Community Center and will include a presentation on the new Gallo Wine facility and a field trip to the CMD filter plant and nearby Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation classroom.

*November 30th – The Power of Accountability (note date is 4th week due to Thanksgiving)

Classes will be held at Chester County Natural Gas Authority with a field trip to the Lando Manetta Mills History Center and Chester County Historical Society Museum.

January 18th – Motivating to Excel

Classes will meet at the Carlisle Roddey Building with a tour of government/sheriff's facilities.

February 22nd – Coaching for High Performance

TBA. Healthcare in the County

March 22nd – Leading Work Teams

TBA. Economic Development/Industry/Business

April 19th – Resolving Conflicts

Classes will be held at the Great Falls War Memorial Building. A short hike and an optional kayaking trip will be our fun field trip finale.

May 17th-Graduation and Cookout Celebration

To apply

Once you have read the Frequently Asked Questions that include attendance requirements and costs, please apply!

CLICK HERE to apply to be part of the 2022-2023 LEAD Chester County Class. Applications will close August 31 with all payments due in full by September 6.


All aboard as LEAD Chester County takes us through our beautiful county, exploring our rich history and exciting future to see what makes us special!