Leadership Programs

Are you looking to grow your leadership and join a network of Wacoans actively working to improve the city?



The LeadershipPlenty® Institute-Waco, housed with the Waco Foundation’s Community Impact, is designed for people of varying backgrounds, occupations, and experiences who are passionate about improving the local community and developing and enhancing their own leadership skills. Founded in 2011, the program has trained more than 200 community members using 10 instruction modules that equip participants with critical leadership skills such as managing conflict, meeting facilitation and management, communicating effectively, and building community partnerships.


The Waco Chamber conducts the Leadership Waco program to identify potential community leaders and provide these individuals with information about various facets of our community, which improves the quality of life of area residents. Solutions to community needs demand the active participation of informed citizens. Leadership Waco offers structured learning opportunities in an atmosphere that stimulates creative thinking and encourages participants to work together to use both new and proven tools to meet the challenges of today and to prepare for tomorrow.