Leadership Central Delaware



The LCD Class of 2019 will be announced soon! 

Now in its 16th year and with over 380 alumni, Leadership Central Delaware creates effective, dynamic and knowledgeable leaders.

 The Leadership Central Delaware (LCD) program will prepare the leaders of tomorrow with the information, knowledge and resources they need to make our county a better place to live and work. The class is composed of a maximum of 28 participants representing a diverse community.  Selection is based upon an individual’s desire for involvement in community leadership and Leadership Central Delaware’s goal of bringing together diverse leaders. 

It is a ten month program beginning in September with an opening retreat focusing on team building and leadership skills and then meets the first Thursday of each month for a full day exploring Economic Drivers such as Agriculture & Agri-Tourism, Tourism, Energy & the Environment and Healthcare, Community Awareness with topics including Government, Criminal Justice & Public Safety and Media and Communications and Business Development including Economic Development and Education.  The final day will include a program evaluation, a self-evaluation and leadership training including goal setting, time management and much more.  This is a perfect introduction into the next step, Leadership Mastery. 

The Leadership Mastery Program is available to all LCD graduates to further your personal & professional development.  We also have quarterly Alumni Receptions and Community Service (BEST IN CLASS) competitions amongst all LCD Alumni.


If you have……

  • A sincere concern about the future of Kent County and a personal commitment to help shape that future
  • A desire to learn about leadership techniques
  • An ability and a willingness to commit the time and energy necessary to complete the program (Leadership Central Delaware adheres to a strict attendance policy.)
  • An organization/business that fully supports its employees.

……this program is for you!!


Enrollment for the Class of 2019 is closed.  Interviews have been scheduled and final selections of participants will be revealed in July!

Tuition costs covers all program costs.  Leadership Central Delaware has some scholarship funds available for individuals who demonstrate a need.  Scholarships may be provided for up to 50% of the tuition.

For more information contact Heather at 302-734-7513 or lcd@cdcc.net.