Leadership Emporia

Picture for LE Class - June 2015

29th Leadership Emporia Class

Leadership Emporia was established by the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce as an educational program designed to nurture and enhance the leadership skills of individuals from all segments of our community. We believe those working with civic and service organizations, youth programs, church groups, employees, board or governmental entities could benefit from being a part of this program.

The Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) to create stronger, healthier, more prosperous communities. We know it is risky and challenging work. The mission of the KLC is to foster civic leadership for healthier Kansas communities, and their core objectives are to inspire, educate, and connect communities.

Leadership Emporia and KLC envision bringing social capital (the capacity of people to work together across boundaries), which should grow significantly in the state and finally the civic culture of Kansas towns, cities, and regions should be transformed in ways that support adaptive work through collaborative civic engagement. Leadership Emporia is open to anyone either from Emporia or the surrounding area interested in wanting to learn more about exercising leadership on deep daunting, adaptive changes.

Leadership Emporia begins with a two-day opening retreat followed by five sessions. During these sessions participants will explore the KLC Leadership Competencies of Diagnosing the Situation, Energizing Others, Managing Self, and Intervening Skillfully. Participants must attend all sessions in order to graduate.

Schedule

Opening Retreat………………………………….September 22 & 23
Session One………………………………………..October 6
Session Two………………………………………..October 20
Session Three……………………………………..November 3
Session Four……………………………………… November 17
Session Five………………………………………..December 1
Celebration Luncheon………………………….December 9

Tuition

If accepted into the Leadership Emporia program, you and your company/organization will be responsible for the tuition fee of $350, which covers all costs including materials, meals, and refreshments associated with the sessions. The fee is due prior to the first session. Please do not send payment with your application. You will be invoiced upon acceptance into the program. 

A limited amount of scholarship funds are available. The Selection Committee will attempt to award these scholarships based on need. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please include your completed request at the time you submit your application. Late requests for scholarship funds will be denied.

Application Process

Applications are subject to confidential evaluations, and class size is limited. If you are not selected to be a part of this year’s class, you should reapply for next year’s class. Applications are not held over for the next year.

Application Deadline – Your application must be received by  5 p.m., August 12, 2016.

Applicants will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance within two weeks of the deadline.

To begin the application process, please click here.

To complete the scholarship request, please click here.

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