About the Waukee Leadership Institute

Building a Community of Leaders

The Waukee Leadership Institute was founded by Mayor Bill Peard and Larry Lyon in 2006 as a foundation  to develop community leaders. The Waukee Leadership Institute provides ongoing leadership development through training, networking, mentoring and roundtable discussions.
Mayor Bill Peard

Mayor Bill Peard

Co-Founder & Board Member

Larry Lyon

Larry Lyon

Co-Founder

VISION

The Waukee Leadership works to develop an ongoing environment that fosters effective leadership through personal development and community involvement.

MISSION

The Waukee Leadership Institute was founded to promote effective leadership through an instructional and informational forum that assists dedicated individuals to Learn, Grow and Lead.

GROWTH

The Waukee Leadership Institute was founded to promote effective leadership through an instructional and informational forum that assists dedicated individuals to Learn, Grow and Lead.

NETWORKING

Become part of a broader network of business people, and community activists, who work with you in the community and share similar professional interests and goals.

CONVENIENT CLASS TIMES

We understand you are a busy professional and have many commitments to attend to. While similar programs may cut into your valuable time, WLI classes are held once a month after work so you don’t miss out on life’s important moments.

CONTENT VALUE

Our comprehensive curriculum is developed by our team of specialists and educators and includes hands-on activities and networking opportunities.

STRETCH YOUR IMAGINATION & EXPAND YOUR FOCUS

Immerse yourself in WLI’s well-rounded and diverse class and gain new focus from new and different ideas and opinions. Expand your imagination with new concepts expand your horizons in new ways.

UNDERSTAND & GET INVOLVED IN OUR COMMUNITY

Get to know your local leaders and what do they do. Gain a better understanding of how your local government works with outside organizations and within itself. The WLI Leadership program connects you with community leaders and other professionals.

INVESTMENT

The Waukee Leadership Institute classes meet monthly from October through June. The cost of the class is $550.