Community leadership program (CLP) facilitators from across Kansas will attend the three day (April 18-20) Kansas Community Leadership Initiative (KCLI) Facilitator Workshop. The event will allow facilitators to receive feedback from peers to sharpen their front of the room facilitation skills and to be introduced to multiple KLC facilitation activities. A Civic Leadership Coaching track [...]
Registration begins Saturday Jan. 7 for a multi-year leadership education effort designed to help Southeast Kansas residents build the capacity to make progress on the region’s troubling health outcomes.
This is the beginning of an effort called Leadership and Faith-Southeast Kansas, a project that aims to knit-together people of faith in each of the five communities – Chanute, Iola, Pittsburg, Independence and Eureka – and touch more than 900 citizens over three years.
More than 300 Kansans from nearly 40 communities across the state will converge Nov. 13-15 in Wichita for the third-annual Kansas Community Leadership Initiative Summit. The experience, convened by the Kansas Leadership Center, offers three days of inspiration, education and intense civic leadership training. It is specifically designed for participants and alumni of the state’s [...]
Many community leadership program and KLC alums have benefited from their experiences. See the summarized responses below to learn how these four alums are using what they have learned in order to positively impact their communities. Gary Smith Leadership Emporia and KLC Alumnus Emporia Chief of Police How have you been able to apply what you learned into your [...]
This blog was written by Seth Bate, a Community Consultant and coach for the KLC Before I started consulting with non-profit boards, before I worked for a Chamber of Commerce, before I even attended a community leadership program, I was a Main Street volunteer. Many Kansas communities have downtown development organizations of some kind. About [...]
Fifty facilitators of community leadership programs from 25 Kansas communities traveled to Wichita for this week’s The Kansas Community Leadership Initiative (KCLI) Facilitation Workshop, and for instruction on Marty Linsky’s specialty – the use of the Harvard Case Study Method. But in passing on front-of-the room skills Linsky honed during years of teaching at Harvard’s [...]
Kansas leadership Center News Release: Kansans have great faith in community leadership programs’ effectiveness to address the problems that concern citizens most, a first-of-its-kind poll of 15 Kansas communities has found. Of respondents familiar with their community leadership program (CLPs), 67 percent considered the CLP either “somewhat effective” or “very effective” at training people to [...]
The Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) plans to hire two part-time Kansas Community Leadership Initiative (KCLI) Consultants who have extensive experience working with community leadership programs (CLPs). The Kansas Leadership Center provides the KCLI as a strategy to support and enhance local community leadership programs to act as catalysts for creating stronger, healthier and more prosperous communities.
Now what? That question comes to mind at the close of many of our programs. It emerged earlier this year at the Alumni Summit when a participant asked: “Who are we? Are we members of KLC? What’s our role?” The question is alive today as we conclude the second annual Kansas Community Leadership Initiative Summit, [...]
As the 2010 Kansas Community Leadership Initiative Summit (KCLI) convened today, organizers warned the more than 200 participants that the work they’d undertake would prove difficult, but worth the sacrifice. KCLI participants already have devoted themselves to the cause of a healthier, more prosperous Kansas. Still, Kansas Leadership Center President and CEO Ed O’Malley opened [...]