The Washington Diversity and Veterans Entrepreneurial Leadership Class 2018 is an entrepreneurial leadership program aimed at recruiting, developing and supporting leaders who have a commitment to civic engagement, to learning, to enhancing their entrepreneur leadership skills, to collaborate in support Washington communities economic development growth. It is a six-month program.

To assist the Selection Committee in giving all applicants the fairest consideration, complete this application as accurately and as completely as possible.


There is a session in English and another in Spanish.


The Selection Committee is looking for applicants who:


  • Have a demonstrated concern for their community through active involvement.

  • Have a record of achievement in community/civic/professional activities indicating the past and future leadership activity and ability.

  • Have a commitment to Washington and demonstrate their desire to remain in the region.

  • Possess high standards of personal quality and integrity.

  • Can and will commit the time required for the program.

  • Washington Diversity and Veterans Leadership Program is a graduate-level program, therefore, candidates should demonstrate completion of a similar leadership program; or demonstrate comparable public service experience, or demonstrate comparable work leadership experience.


Benefits to Participants:


  • Enhancing Your Emotional Intelligence

  • Enhanced leadership skills, process - Vision Through Development

  • The Strategic Planning Process

  • Guiding and Leading Organizational Change with Diversity and Veterans

  • PTSD Awarness

  • Increased communication, facilitation

  • Connections

  • Build strong relationships


Benefits to Business owners/Employers:


  • Increased visibility

  • Direct impact on local community services

  • Improved retention of employees

  • Enhanced leadership skills

  • Benefit from the WDV Leadership Program community projects


Benefits to Washington County


  • A new generation of community leaders to improve our quality of life

  • Increased civic engagement

  • Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Work Accommodation Awarness

  • Effective community trustees

  • Economic development growth

Opportunities to Partner:

  • Participant Sponsorship

  • Program Sponsorship

  • Scholarship Funds

  • Internships

  • Leave a Legacy


Financial Obligation:


  • If admitted to the class, the $800 tuition in full is due by April 30, 2018. Checks should be made payable to the WDVF. Limited scholarships may be available. Entrepreneurial Leadership Class starts on May 26, 2018. The Spanish Entrepreneurial Leadership Class starts on May 19, 2018.


Please follow these guidelines:

  • The application should be complete. (May be downloaded from www.wdvfoundation.org)

  • Don't be modest -- list all activities, offices, etc., where requested.

  • A resume may be attached to enhance the application, but not to serve in lieu of.

  • Three recommendations are required.

  • Do not hesitate to contact the Washington Diversity and Veterans Foundation office if you have further questions send a message to info@wvdfoundation.org or leave a message at (253)298-2546.


WDVF' Entrepreneurial Leadership Program must receive your application forms no later than 7:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 17, 2018, and three recommendations by April 24, 2018.


Late applications will not be considered. NO exceptions. Do not enclose tuition payment with your application. The LEADERSHIP Class 2017 participants will be announced on April 26, 2018.


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What Keeps Us Going

WDVF is proud to introduce our

Veterans Objective Mission



Women Veteran Objective Mission Program

designed to assist and provide resources to veteras and to in-service members (departing military within 1 year) to help them start businesses.

We encourage to submit your application for the 2018 Program

Please send email to info@wdvfoundation.org to request the password to access information.


The Veterans Objective Mission Program starts May 5, 2018, the Women Veteran Objective MIssion Program starts May 12, 2018, and the Entrepreneurial Leadership Class in Spanish starts May 9, 2018.

There is a session in English an another session in Spanish. 

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