Testimonials

It's time to start living the life we've imagined.
- Henry James

"Leadership Windsor/Essex is a great way to build the confidence, contacts, and the skills needed to be a leader in the community and in business. In my opinion, you won't find a development program anywhere else that builds these skills in an environment of like-minded community-conscious peers where you can't help but have fun."
Scott Walker
Utility Services Manager
Union Gas


"United Way and its partners share a commitment to develop  and nurture future leaders by providing meaningful opportunities for individuals to learn about  our Windsor-Essex County commmunity, build upon its strengths and capacity and to help lead change through volunteerism."
Lorraine Goddard
CEO 
United Way/Centraide of Windsor-Essex County
 



"The Community Action Project carried out by five members from Leadership Windsor/Essex proved to be of valuable assistance to the Windsor Police Service. The team's objective and comprehensive review of our citywide public needs assessment provided our organization with valuable insight from a community perspective that will enable us to make greater use of the information collected."
Barry Horrobin
Director of Planning
Windsor Police Services
 



"Leadership Windsor/Essex is a fabulous opportunity to practice, reflect and interact with a diverse group of individuals throughout the community. This experience has helped us to develop partnerships with our colleagues, agencies, local businesses, and corporations from all sectors, as well as stimulating and empowering us to become more involved and active in our community."
Gianluigi Urso
Principal, Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board

 


"Leadership Windsor/Essex is one of the best leadership opportunities that I've experienced in my 15 years as a professional."
Terry Lyons
Vice Principal, Essex District High School
Greater Essex County District School Board
 


"Leadership Windsor/Essex has exceeded all of my expectations. The networking contacts and skills acquired have given me a foundation to continually improve and strengthen my leadership capabilities and commitment to the community. This experience has enabled me to interact with future leaders from diverse backgrounds and as a group chart our experiences in 'unfamiliar territories'."
Thomasene Thompson
Senior Account Manager/Team Leader
RBC Bank


"To recognize talent is an art, but to harness that talent for enhancement of the community is a skill that few organizations craft to perfection. The Leadership Windsor/Essex Program links the energy of future leaders in our society to business, labour, public and private sectors, thus investing in the future of this community. I have noticed increased confidence and enhanced problem-solving skills in the two employees that have participated in Leadership Windsor/Essex. We are proud to support this worthwhile initiative."
Kathleen Thomas
Executive Director
Multicultural Council of Windsor Essex County
Leadership Windsor/Essex Advisory Committee


"Participation in the Leadership Windsor/Essex program has provided a unique opportunity to develop new connections throughout our community. The experience has provided for personal growth and networking about the importance of inclusion. The experience for both the agency and our representative was truly appreciated and I highly recommend this program to others."
Nancy Wallace-Gero
Executive Director,
Community Living, Essex County


"Leadership Windsor/Essex has had a significant influence on both my professional life and my personal life. The program had a positive impact on my career at the University of Windsor, which is the case with many graduates of community leadership programs. My commitment to the University of Windsor and the community has never been stronger."
Rita LaCavita
Director of Human Resources,
University of Windsor


"Leadership Windsor/Essex is a program that has exceeded all expectations. Being exposed to a diverse array of community leaders and having the opportunity to discuss, debate, and get involved in matters of importance to Windsor/Essex was very enlightening."
Steve Kriemadis
Functional Area Analyst,
City of Windsor, Corporate Services - Financial Planning Area
 


"The Community Action Projects are an important part of Leadership Windsor/Essex. Five strangers came together with a common interest in community service, conceived of an idea, and in ten months actually made it happen! It was a unique learning experience in group dynamics, planning, networking, and follow-through."
Jennifer Franklin-McInnis
Executive Director
Children's Safety Village of Windsor & Essex County
 


"I am very excited about the alumni network. It helps the Alumni realize what their areas of interest are, and how to broaden those interests. I have reviewed the Alumni Network categories and each month I plan to schedule a new volunteer activity to stretch my involvement even further into the community."
Marg Prince
General Manager
ALift Industrial