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Leadership

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Engaging Leaders

Wilmington Leaders Alliance members and their organizations are consistently engaged through internal and external initiatives that foster leadership skills amongst rising leaders across the city. This is truly a one Wilmington initiative. WSFS is one of many members to promote leadership through programs such as Tech Impact IT Works.

Dedication to Success

WLA’s membership is representative of Wilmington’s top business, nonprofit, and entrepreneurial leaders who are dedicated to the success of the city of Wilmington. These leaders, influential on a national and global level, continue to be invested in identifying and mentoring the city’s emerging leadership. Individuals, teams, as well as public and private sector organizations, all need leadership and workforce development support expertise in order to accelerate performance, lead change, and capitalize on diverse, and generational differences.

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Leadership Initiatives


"Wilmington is getting to a tipping point and a lot of the work has been done. There’s still a lot of work that needs to be done but I would suggest that the biggest missing ingredient is attitude and confidence."

– Rod Ward, CEO, CSC

Wilmington is Leading

Individuals, teams, and public and private sector organizations need leadership and workforce development support expertise to accelerate performance, lead change and capitalize on diverse and generational differences to solve today’s problems and prepare leaders for tomorrow’s challenges.

Programs such as Leadership Delaware help to create leaders with integrity and commitment to positive change in Delaware. WLA member, CSC is one of many who support this particular program. “We believe in programs like Leadership Delaware. This allows employees to grow and expand the community, and to get involved in the community as well. This is one example of a meaningful and robust program that makes an impact. The alumni received great training, and in return CSC has gained better leaders who have gone on to grow with community to be successful at CSC and in Delaware, so it’s a really nice balance.” – Scott Malfitano, Vice President, CSC

Leading Through Philanthropy

“Philanthropy Delaware  strives to advance philanthropy in the first state. The organization works to connect key stakeholders to drive meaningful impact for all Delawareans. Similar to WLA’s collective impact framework, Philanthropy Delaware is a collaboration of multiple agencies statewide. When asked what Philanthropy Delaware envisions Wilmington will look like in 10 years, Executive Director Cynthia Pritchard responded, “A robust city that serves its residents and includes key elements such as integrated systems, multi-agency collaboration, situational awareness and change management/capacity building.” Philanthropy Delaware is encouraging environmental change in the state of Delaware , and Wilmington, by leveraging its national resources to design and research best practices in the industry. “As philanthropy has been and will continue to be a key contributor in the City of Wilmington, we can support through the collective voice of our members who are invested in the success of Wilmington”.

Impact & Innovation

Wilmington Sees Significant Decrease In Crime

January 18, 2019
“Our state can’t be successful if the City of Wilmington is not successful.”   Governor John Carney frequently reminds others how vital Wilmington’s success is to the entirety of the state. So what would make Wilmington successful? For WLA members, it is the focus on Economic Development, Education, Leadership, and Livability. While we often share...

It Takes One Year To Change- YearUp Wilmington’s Success

January 15, 2019
125. That is the number of students enrolled at YearUp Wilmington currently, which is hosted by WLA member, Wilmington University. Providing year-long programs focusing on IT and business, Year Up changes the lives of students through six months of courses and an additional six months of a paid internship.   YearUp The program is free...

WLA Members Come Together To Support IT Works Fall Semester Graduates

January 04, 2019
When you first walk into WLA Member Christiana Care‘s Wilmington location, you don’t expect balloons and lines of people waiting to watch their kids graduate. On the morning of Thursday, December 20th however that’s exactly what happened, as the hospital hosted TechImpact’s ITWorks Wilmington graduation ceremony.   ITWorks: An Overview This workforce development initiative is a...

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