The Kansas Leadership Center was established by the Kansas Health Foundation in 2007 as a way to add significant value to the leadership development efforts undertaken by the Foundation since its early days. To turbo-charge its existing leadership development efforts – and to reach more people, the Kansas Health Foundation created the Kansas Leadership Center. KLC is funded by a core operating grant from the Kansas Health Foundation.
The Kansas Leadership Center equips people with skills to make positive change for the common good. We believe leadership is an activity, not a particular role or position. Our curriculum is grounded in this belief and our approach to training is reflective of it.
We offer specialized leadership training, delivered through a unique curriculum that works. We see leadership in the civic arena as a means of sharing responsibility for acting together in pursuit of the common good.
Ed O’Malley, a former state legislator, serves as President and CEO of the Kansas Leadership Center and oversees the KLC’s operations. A Board of Directors, comprised of distinguished Kansans, serve as vigorous thought partners in helping guide and inform the KLC direction. KLC employs a full-time professional staff of fewer than 20 individuals and utilizes a network of world-class faculty and coaches from Kansas for its programs.