Twenty-five talented Kansans, all under the age of 40, will begin participation Tuesday in the Kansas Leadership Center’s (KLC) newest Art & Practice of Civic Leadership Development program.
The program, which kicks off June 5-8 in Wichita, will cultivate skills for building leadership capacity in others. Participants will attend follow-up sessions throughout the year, learning together for 11 days before the program’s conclusion in May 2013.
This is KLC’s third Art & Practice program in five years, but it is the organization’s first specifically designed for Kansans under 40.
“By developing a cadre of well-qualified, highly accomplished Kansans under 40 who can teach leadership to others, we are building the future of leadership development in Kansas,” said Ed O’Malley, KLC’s President and CEO. “We are excited to engage with these tremendous Kansans, to learn from them and with them, and are anxious to see their contributions to our state.”
The participants selected for the program are: Tyler Alexander, Olathe; Ella Casey, Wamego; Amanda Cebula, Wichita; Andrew Conard, El Dorado; Lisa Coss, Pratt; Brittany Crabtree, Topeka; Matthew Davis, Salina; Anne Dewvall, Derby; Rickey Frierson, Wichita; LaShonda Garnes, Wichita; Katie Hill, McPherson; Miguel Jaramillo, Kansas City; Brandon Johnson, Wichita; Christian Keisler, Emporia; Sommer Keplar, Wichita; Katrina Lowry, Garden City; Allison Medina, Garden City; Brandi Nelson, Manhattan; Amy Nichols, Wichita; Jessica Noble, Topeka; Gary Palmer, Ft. Scott; Alicia Sanchez, Hutchinson; Renee Sweeney, Wichita; Julio Victorio, Dodge City; and Anna Villarreal, Wichita.
The program seeks to give participants a personally transforming leadership development experience, help them to learn and apply new teaching and facilitation skills and nurture relationships to support their ongoing development and application of skills learned.
Upon graduation, participants will join a network of approximately 75 other Art & Practice of Civic Leadership Development alumni who are teaching, coaching, training, consulting and facilitating using leadership concepts in various sectors and locations across Kansas.
The Kansas Leadership Center opened in 2007 with a multi-year, renewable grant from the Kansas Health Foundation, and is charged with fostering civic leadership for stronger, healthier and more prosperous communities. To learn more, visit kansasleadershipcenter.org.
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