Warren County Leadership Institute

Warren County Leadership Institute The Warren County Leadership Institute is a program that trains and informs leaders in our communities. We welcome inquiries about this great, county-wide program!

The Warren County Leadership Institute, formed in 1993, is affiliated with the Warren County Economic Development Corporation (WCEDC) and is an integral part of fulfilling WCEDC's mission. The Institute's primary objective is to train and inform leaders. A fifteen to twenty-one member board designs and administers each year's leadership program. Board members serve a three-year term and all are graduates of the leadership program. Warren County residents are encouraged to create the best future for themselves, their families, their communities, and their county. The Warren County Leadership Institute facilitates interactive classroom programs and networking opportunities designed specifically to assist emerging leaders. The Leadership Program, consisting of eight sessions followed by a graduation ceremony, familiarizes potential and existing leaders who live or work in Warren County with the choices and challenges facing the county. Each Session, usually held in the evening to accommodate participants' busy schedules, is devoted to a general issue. While each session features expert facilitators, the Warren County Leadership Institute encourages and fosters an atmosphere where all participants will:

* share ideas and concerns relating to their communities and learn from other participants in a networking environment.

* develop tools and strategies for building their own communities as well as the larger community of Warren County.

* appreciate the diversity of communities that comprise Warren County and use that diversity to benefit the entire area.

* identify specific areas of personal interest and develop the knowledge and confidence to take an active leadership role in the community.

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05/09/2021

Have a great day!

Have a great day!

04/04/2021
04/02/2021

UPDATE: The pick-up has been postponed to next Saturday April 17 due to rain. 🌧

Volunteers are wanted to "Pick Up Indianola!" Show your pride in our community by helping us clean up on the Square and around town.

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02/14/2021
Warren County Tourism
01/28/2021

Warren County Tourism

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Happy Thanksgiving!
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy World Kindness Day!
11/13/2020

Happy World Kindness Day!

11/11/2020
Gone but not forgotten. Today we remember the lives that were lost 19 years ago.
09/11/2020

Gone but not forgotten. Today we remember the lives that were lost 19 years ago.

08/19/2020
Norwalk Police Department, Iowa

Norwalk Police Department, Iowa

Hey Norwalk: As most of you know, last weeks derecho hit Linn County very hard. Many homes in that area are still without power and the officers have been working non stop to help their respective communities. We are collecting some relief supplies to be taken to the Marion Police Department where the father of one Norwalk Officer lives and works. We will be collecting supplies at the Norwalk Police Station tonight tomorrow and Thursday August 18, 19 and 20 from 5-7pm. If you would like to contribute please stop by the station. Requested supplies are:
Bottled Water
Gatorade
Energy Drinks
Energy Bars
Meal Bars
Granola Bars
Cash (and we will do the shopping for you)

Enjoy your holiday weekend!
07/03/2020

Enjoy your holiday weekend!

Congratulations to the Class of 2020! We wish you the best in your future endeavors!
06/28/2020

Congratulations to the Class of 2020! We wish you the best in your future endeavors!

05/25/2020
Heads-up Warren County businesses! Only 5 days left to apply for local business recovery grant dollars!
05/15/2020
Warren County Economic Development Corporation

Heads-up Warren County businesses! Only 5 days left to apply for local business recovery grant dollars!

Reminder: only five days left for this opportunity!

To help keep businesses in business, regional partners have come together to launch the Small Business Recovery Grant program to help small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Locally, Warren County, and the communities of City of Carlisle, Iowa, City of Indianola #thinkindianolafirst, and City of Norwalk, Iowa - City Hall are proud to be part of this initiative as we look toward recovery efforts. In addition to contributions from our organization, we’re also grateful for the additional financial contributions from the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Norwalk Chamber, Carlisle Iowa Chamber of Commerce, Peoples Bank, TruBank , and Warren County Philanthropic Partnership which have helped make this business grant program possible. The grant program offers grants from $1-5,000 and is open to qualifying businesses in Warren County. The application deadline is May 20th. Learn more and find the application at the link below.

Even though Corona-virus has caused us to postpone the remainder of our 2020 Leadership Institute, the class members are...
03/25/2020

Even though Corona-virus has caused us to postpone the remainder of our 2020 Leadership Institute, the class members are still hard at work moving their class project forward. The Class of 2020 is raising funds to purchase 8 Buddy Benches and Buddy Bench books for Elementary Schools around Warren County that do no already have one. Learn more about their project and how you can help it come to fruition here: http://www.wcedc.com/leadership-institute/wcli-class-projects.html

We held our second class session in Milo. Huge thank you to our venue, Milo City Hall, for hosting us. Check out that pi...
01/31/2020

We held our second class session in Milo. Huge thank you to our venue, Milo City Hall, for hosting us.

Check out that pizza! Houston's on Main, located in Milo, sponsored our delicious meal...YUM!

Thank you to these wonderful businesses for supporting our 2020 class!

Our first class was full of yummy food & wonderful speakers! Huge thank you to the Indianola Masons for our meal and ven...
01/22/2020

Our first class was full of yummy food & wonderful speakers!

Huge thank you to the Indianola Masons for our meal and venue - they have been gracious enough to host our first class session each year.

Barry Hill taught us about personalities and Sinikka Waugh went over project management.

It’s our favorite time of year here at the Warren County Leadership Institute!  We held our first class meeting of 2020 ...
01/20/2020

It’s our favorite time of year here at the Warren County Leadership Institute! We held our first class meeting of 2020 this past Thursday and the future is looking bright! Are you interested in joining us in 2021? Let us know what questions you have.

There are still a few spots left for the WCLI Institute Class of 2020. If you would like to be a part of the leadership ...
01/03/2020
Leadership Institute || Warren County Economic Development Corporation

There are still a few spots left for the WCLI Institute Class of 2020. If you would like to be a part of the leadership institute this year, submit your application as soon as possible before space runs out! Our first session is Thursday, January 16, 2020.

The Warren County Leadership Institute (WCLI), formed in 1993, is affiliated with the Warren County Economic Development Corporation (WCEDC) and is an integral part of fulfilling WCEDC's mission. The Institute's primary objective is to train and inform leaders so they can create the best future for....

12/19/2019

Our 2020 WCLI class begins on January 16! If you enjoy connecting with new people, honing leadership skills, and savoring comfort food created in local kitchens, WCLI is for you! Submit an application today!

Kudos to WCLI Board Member Mike Rosenberger (Class of '18) for this awesome spotlight in Waste Advantage Magazine!
11/08/2019
Warren County Economic Development Corporation

Kudos to WCLI Board Member Mike Rosenberger (Class of '18) for this awesome spotlight in Waste Advantage Magazine!

Check out this nice spotlight on Mike Rosenberger and T.R.M. Disposal in the national Waste Advantage Magazine. Mike was a graduate of the Warren County Leadership Institute class of 2018, is a current WCLI Board member, and T. R. M. Disposal LLC was voted our 2018 Warren County Business of the Year. Looks like we are not the only ones who think Mike and the T.R.M. crew are amazing!

Each year our WCLI class works together to complete a community project of their choosing. The 2019 WCLI Class raised fu...
08/09/2019

Each year our WCLI class works together to complete a community project of their choosing. The 2019 WCLI Class raised funds to purchase locally-crafted benches honoring each branch of the military, which will be installed this Sunday at the Warren County Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial in Norwalk. Check out the Freedom Rock and the new Warren County Veteran's Memorial during a dedication event on Thursday, August 29th at 5:30pm!

Come out and help us dedicate the beautiful Veterans Memorial at Warrior Run Golf Course - Home of the Freedom Rock! Everyone is invited!

Thank you to Hometown Pride, Norwalk Rotary, Warren County Philanthropic Partnership and so many other community partners in helping make this a great place to honor our Veterans.

What a beautiful way to celebrate WCEDC!!!
08/02/2019

What a beautiful way to celebrate WCEDC!!!

07/31/2019
Presenting WCLI's Class of 2019!Thank you to generous businesses and individuals for sponsoring this great group of peop...
05/03/2019

Presenting WCLI's Class of 2019!
Thank you to generous businesses and individuals for sponsoring this great group of people. We also extend our heartfelt thanks to our speakers; employers and board members.

WCLI Class of 2019 is raising funds for Warren County's own Freedom Rock. Funds will add benches, and other improvements...
04/24/2019

WCLI Class of 2019 is raising funds for Warren County's own Freedom Rock. Funds will add benches, and other improvements, to the park. If you feel led to donate, please send to Warren County Economic Development Corporation.

Thank you to all of our hosts and sponsors who made WCLI's Bus Tour possible! We also want to thank Ridge Top Horse Ranc...
04/13/2019

Thank you to all of our hosts and sponsors who made WCLI's Bus Tour possible!
We also want to thank Ridge Top Horse Ranch for the last-minute hospitality.

Today is WCLI's Bus Tour Day!
04/06/2019

Today is WCLI's Bus Tour Day!

Did you know 85% of  jobs in the next 2 decades have yet to be invented? WCLI learned about entrepreneurship and leaders...
04/05/2019

Did you know 85% of jobs in the next 2 decades have yet to be invented?
WCLI learned about entrepreneurship and leadership in local business tonight!

WCLI Class of 2019 has been engaged in acquiring new skills.They have learned about networking (Milo); and  government (...
02/16/2019

WCLI Class of 2019 has been engaged in acquiring new skills.They have learned about networking (Milo); and government (Indianola) during the last two sessions. Thank you to the wonderful sponsors who generously support WCLI each week!

Warren County Philanthropic Partnership
01/24/2019
Warren County Philanthropic Partnership

Warren County Philanthropic Partnership

Thank you to the Indianola Independent Advocate for sharing information about our grant options.
We're excited to announce 2019 grant applications will be available starting Jan. 21! Grant options this year include our usual Community Grants (in amounts between $500 and $5,000), a Trails Grant (up to $500), and this year we are offering two High Impact Grants (from $5,001 to $10,000). Organizations interested in High Impact Grants will need to submit an Intent to Apply form, found on our website, and selected organizations will be invited to complete the full application. Community Grant applications are available to all area nonprofit organizations who meet application guidelines.
GOOD LUCK to all applicants!

Excited for our 2nd WCLI Class session tomorrow night at Milo City Hall. We've got another great line up of speakers and...
01/23/2019

Excited for our 2nd WCLI Class session tomorrow night at Milo City Hall. We've got another great line up of speakers and will be enjoying an awesome meal from Houston's on Main! See you tomorrow City of Milo!

Session 1 of our 25th Warren County Leadership Institute is in the books! Members of the WCLI Class of 2019 got to know ...
01/11/2019

Session 1 of our 25th Warren County Leadership Institute is in the books! Members of the WCLI Class of 2019 got to know each other, learned about personalities and project management, and began discussing ideas for their class project. We are excited to have 22 outstanding participants this year and can already tell they are going to do great things!

Huge shout-out to the Indianola Masons for their hospitality and cooking an awesome meal for our group!

Session 1 of our 25th Warren County Leadership Institute is in the books! Members of the WCLI Class of 2019 got to know each other, learned about personalities and project management, and began discussing ideas for their class project. We are excited to have 22 outstanding participants this year and can already tell they are going to do great things!

Huge shout-out to the Indianola Masons for their hospitality and cooking an awesome meal for our group!

Congratulations to Joyce Flinn, who was named Director of Iowa Homeland Security & Emergency Management! Joyce is a grad...
01/09/2019

Congratulations to Joyce Flinn, who was named Director of Iowa Homeland Security & Emergency Management! Joyce is a graduate of Simpson College in Indianola and has been an integral part of our Warren County Leadership Institute speaker line-up for many years!

ICYMI:

We are proud to share that this past Monday, Joyce Flinn, one of our very own Simpson College Continuing and Graduate Programs graduates, was named Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management!

Here is what Joyce had to say:

“I am honored to serve as the Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and lead consequence management efforts, Iowa has seen no shortage of weather disasters this past year. We must strive to coordinate with our partners to ensure an effective response in order to protect the people of Iowa and their property.”

Congratulations Joyce!!

WCLI Alumni!Refer an applicant to our 2019 class and receive one FREE Prole Roll baked fresh by Social Station!! #bigasy...
12/05/2018

WCLI Alumni!
Refer an applicant to our 2019 class and receive one FREE Prole Roll baked fresh by Social Station!! #bigasyourface
*A coupon will be mailed to you in May following your referral's graduation*

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Warren County Leadership Institute

Warren County Leadership Institute (WCLI) provides leadership skill development opportunities for professional and personal growth. This is a diverse networking environment, affording Participants to develop tools and strategies to use in order to positively impact their communities.

Warren County Leadership Institute is a series of 8 bi-weekly class sessions, a project work day, a bus tour of Warren County, and a graduation ceremony at the end of the institute. Class sessions are held on Thursday evenings from mid-January through April, and meet in various locations around Warren County.

WCLI was formed in 1993 and is a program of the Warren County Economic Development Corporation (WCEDC). The first class graduated in 1994; since then over 400 people have completed the Leadership Institute.