November

It's Achievable: Nobody has to live in poverty

November 28, 2011

A team from Hutchinson’s Trinity United Methodist Church returned home full of energy after participating in KLC’s Leadership & Faith Transforming Communities program two years ago. The group identified poverty as their biggest community concern and chose to focus their efforts on eradicating...

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What benefits have you experienced from staying in diagnosis before jumping to action?

November 28, 2011

It can be difficult to spend time in diagnosis when others are pressuring you to take action quickly. Yet, there are many benefits to gaining understanding before jumping to solutions. Share below about the benefits you have experienced from staying in diagnosis.

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Trying, and trying again in leadership

November 28, 2011

One of the toughest parts about exercising civic leadership is that one try to change a situation is usually never ever enough. Tackling the toughest, most daunting problems requires us to keep intervening, through a process of trial-and-error, to pave a pathway for progress. It’s a dynamic that...

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Press Release: Kansas Leadership Center launching a multi-faith effort in Southeast Kansas to boost regional health outcomes

November 16, 2011

The Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) will launch a massive, multi-faith, multi-year initiative called Leadership and Faith – Southeast Kansas in the Spring of 2012 by hosting five separate but simultaneous sessions of the program in that region. The Kansas Leadership Center is inviting communities...

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KLC Commentary Service: Clergy apply purposeful leadership theory in immigration discussion

November 15, 2011

The usually blistering immigration reform debate took a slightly hopeful turn last week. The thoughtful tone of a news story about an ecumenical group’s efforts toward comprehensive immigration reform reflected that subtle shift. But the clergymen’s efforts didn’t boil down to simple niceties....

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Press Release: Academy for Team Leadership response overwhelming; additional pre-application webinar workshop is planned

November 8, 2011

Nearly 100 individuals and/or organizations attended pre-application workshops in Topeka and Wichita for The Kansas Leadership Center’s Academy for Team Leadership program, an effort in which the Wichita-based non-profit is offering up to $1 million in leadership training to Kansas individuals or...

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Faith Facilitators available to UM churches

November 3, 2011

  Pictured:  (top to bottom) Erik Crew, Kent Rogers, Bill Robison, Jan Stephens, Sylvia Kvacik, Jill Foss, April Wegehaupt, Angie Sutton, Kathy Symes.  These individuals completed their initial training to become Faith Facilitators for United Methodist Church congregations across Kansas...

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What has been a highlight of your KLC experience(s)?

November 1, 2011

Share about an "ah-ha" moment, an impactful lesson learned, or a lasting memory from your KLC experience.

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Press Release: Largest-ever community leadership summit on the horizon

November 1, 2011

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...

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Exploring the Impact of Community Leadership Programs

November 1, 2011

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...

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