Kiwanis - Serving the Children of the World
Serving the Children of the World

Think about the most successful leader you know. (It might be you). Chances are, that person’s success as a leader has little to do with formal education and technical expertise.

What sets them apart from others with similar technical abilities is their people skills, communication skills, personal motivation, productive habits, ability to handle difficult conversations, and their sense of personal responsibility. A recent study indicated that employees don’t leave because of the job; they leave because of their manager - an expensive consequence of poor leadership.

The cost of poor leadership is incredibly high. The cost of developing your leaders is inexpensive by comparison.

The most successful companies provide training for those who have others reporting to them. A manager without leadership skills, is kind of like an accountant without a calculator or a spreadsheet. They might still get the job done, but at what cost and stress.

We have some ideas that offer a win-win-win leadership opportunity for you, your current or aspiring leaders and our community.

The Kiwanis Club of Elmira and Wayne Vanwyck with The Achievement Centre are partnering to provide a professional leadership program that will:

  1. Provide business owners and their managers with a top-rated course for developing the skills, attitudes, habits and thinking ability of their managers and leaders.
  2. Strengthen the leadership capacity of businesses and individuals in Elmira. When we have strong leaders, we have a healthier community.
  3. Get measureable, sustainable results. Our goal is always to make sure the organization paying the bill gets a high return on investment.    
  4. Provide a new fundraising approach to the Kiwanis club so it can continue to do good work in our community. Net proceeds will be reinvested in our community, with a particular emphasis on children and youth.
  5. Build a leadership network in our community that strengthens relationships, enables cross-pollination of ideas, and encourages working together to build stronger businesses and a stronger community. 




About the Kiwanis Club of Elmira


Kiwanis is an international organization of volunteers with over 600,000 members in 80 different countries. The local club was started 43 years ago and its 37 members provide the community with the Kiwanis Music Festival for children, the Kiwanis Santa Claus Parade, The Woolwich Christmas Food Drive, the Kiwanis Oktoberfest Hall and now the Results-Centred Leadership Program. All monies from fundraising goes back into the community because we are run 100% by volunteers. Through our efforts we provide funds for scholarships, EDSS First Robotics team, books for schools and libraries, and many more projects aimed at helping children.

 About the Achievement Centre (TAC)

TAC was founded in 1984 in Waterloo as an independent sales and leadership development company. For over 32 years TAC has been providing skills development and results for hundreds of local, national and international organizations. Clients include small local businesses with two or three employees and international companies with tens of thousands of employees. TAC has a number of franchise offices and its head office is now in London On.

About The Facilitator

Wayne Vanwyck, founder of TAC, is a successful entrepreneur, facilitator, business coach and author. He has published two business books, four professional development programs and over 400 articles on sales and leadership. He is the current president of the Kiwanis Club of Elmira and has also served on a number of not for profit boards.

About The Program

Results-Centred Leadership is a program that has been developed, refined and updated over the past 20 years. Individuals from across Canada, the US and the Middle East have learned how to become better at producing more profits for their employers, building better teams, improving the culture, and getting more done in less time.

Because it is conducted over 12 months, participants have a chance to implement and practice what they’ve learned and then share results with their peers. There is greater accountability to each other to achieve results. There will also be an emphasis on community leadership and giving back to the community.