Frequently Asked Questions
Where are the leadership programs held?
Our virtual programs are delivered via zoom conference software. A free or paid account is required to join. Zoom links and passcodes will be sent out prior to each program start date.
Kansas Leadership Center & Kansas Health Foundation Conference Center
325 E Douglas Ave
Wichita, KS 67202
Kansas City programs
Our Kansas City programs are held at the
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110
How can I prepare for a KLC Program?
- Be sure to purchase the required materials in advance so that you can complete the required pre-reading before each program. The books for each program on the KLC path include the Kansas Leadership Center Guidebook and Your Leadership Edge.
- Our programs will engage and challenge you. Stay curious and accept the challenge.
- Be fully present and make space to reenergize. Block out the program days on your calendar. The virtual environment is challenging and while we offer longer breaks between sessions, it may be tempting to have meetings and catch up on work during that time. Do what you need and remember to take care of yourself.
- Read more here.
What is the training transfer/cancellation policy?
Cancellations or transfer requests are welcome up to one week prior to the start of your program. Please contact [email protected] to submit your request.
1. KLC will not issue a refund should you need to cancel within one week of the program start date.
2. KLC will not consider transfer requests within one week of the program start date.
3. If you are not able to attend, please do not try to find a replacement. Our programs are highly individualized and not designed for swapping participants.
4. If you are part of the Leadership Transformation Grant, a last-minute cancellation will deduct a spot from your total.
What do I need to bring with me?
For those driving to Wichita, we are located on Douglas Avenue between Broadway and Topeka. Find a map and directions here. If you are flying into Wichita, we are located 7 miles east of Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport in the heart of downtown.
Where do you recommend staying?
We recommend these nearby hotels:
Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview
400 W. Douglas Ave.
Wichita, KS 67202
(855) 234-9810/ (316) 262-5000
Standard King/Double Queen: $121.00
Oversized King/Double Queen: $151
Lofted Suite: $251
Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview: This historic property was renovated from the famous Broadview Hotel. Inside its storied doors, the fresh, contemporary furnishings create the perfect environment to enjoy Drury’s free extras. Rates include free hot breakfast, Internet, evening manager’s reception called the Kickback, which has free hot food and 3 free adult beverages per person. There’s also free garage parking and 24 hour airport shuttle service.
Phone reservations: Call (316)262-5000. Be sure to mention Corporate Code: 320741
Online reservations: https://www.druryhotels.com/bookandstay/newreservation/0155?corpid=320741
The corporate rate code will automatically populate the appropriate box. Once you fill in your travel dates the room types that are available during your stay will pop up with the discounted Kansas Leadership Center rate.
Ambassador Hotel Wichita, Autograph Collection
104 S. Broadway
Wichita, KS 67202
Standard Executive King/ 2 Queens:
$155 (Monday – Wednesday)
$125 (Thursday – Sunday) Standard Executive
Parking: $12 Self Park, $18 Valet Parking
Special Note: These rates are NON-LAST ROOM AVAILABILITY meaning that the Ambassador will not accept the KLC rate if they’re close to selling out.
Ambassador Hotel Wichita: Classic style meets contemporary design and tailored service at the Ambassador Hotel Wichita. Located within the beautifully renovated Union National Bank Building – at the core of the city’s center at the crossroads of Broadway and Douglas Streets – this luxury boutique hotel ushers in a new paradigm of an unrivaled hotel experience.
Phone Reservations: Call (844) 284-3677, ask for the Ambassador Hotel Wichita, and identify yourself as with Kansas Leadership Center to receive the Special Rate (Group Code: “0BK”)
Online Reservations: Click this link: Book your corporate rate for Kansas Leadership Center
The rate code will automatically populate the appropriate box. Once you fill in your travel dates the room types that are available during your stay will pop up with the discounted Kansas Leadership Center rate.
Fairfield Inn and Suites Downtown by Marriott
525 S. Main Street
Wichita, KS 67202
$113 (Single King or Double Queen)
*Included Free Parking, WIFI, & Breakfast*
Fairfield Inn & Suites: Located next to the WaterWalk development, our hotel is just minutes away from Old Town – Wichita’s entertainment district, as well as the Intrust Bank Arena, Lawrence Dumont Stadium, and many museums and restaurants. Our complimentary hotel amenities include hot breakfast buffet, covered parking, wireless internet, indoor heated pool, and exterior courtyard area. Our fireside lounge includes a full service bar and room service from the Larkspur Bistro. Whether you are staying for business or pleasure, the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Wichita Downtown is the perfect location for you!
Phone Reservations: Call (316) 201-1400 and identify yourself as with Kansas Leadership Center to receive the Special Rate (Group Code: “5×2”)
Hotel at OldTown
830 E. 1st St N
Wichita, KS 67202
Queen Studios: $117
King Studios: $127
Queen/Queen Studios: $137
*Includes Complimentary Gold Cap Program which provides all guests with exclusive offers to include up to 20% off great local restaurants & VIP entertainment access www.goldcapexperience.com & Rates include FREE parking. *
Hotel at Old Town: Located in the heart of Wichita’s Premier Entertainment District just 1/2 mile from training. A reservation with our locally owned boutique hotel gives you VIP perks at top locally owned restaurants & entertainment venues. Our hotel is filled with rich history, a warm aesthetic, and conveniences like kitchens & free garage parking. Don’t Just Book a Hotel, Book an Experience.
Phone Reservations: Call (877) 265-3869, identify yourself as with Kansas Leadership Center to receive the Special Rate
Online Reservations: www.hotelatoldtown.com. Select Reservations, Click on Promo/Corporate Code, Add “KLC” to the box that appears and then click update. This will then provide the Kansas Leadership Center discounted rates for you to choose.
Hilton Garden Inn Wichita Downtown
401 E. Douglas
Wichita, KS 67202
Standard: $104 (Jan 1-Mar 30) $114 (April 1-Dec 31)
Suite: $144 (Jan 1-Mar 30) $164 (April 1-Dec 31)
*Included Free WIFI & Airport Shuttle
Parking Rates: TBD
Hilton Garden Inn Wichita Downtown: Located near museums, parks, conventions, arena, & Old Town. The first glass bottom pool in rooftop with bar & restaurant. Adjacent to Starbucks.
Online Reservations: Book your corporate rate for the Kansas Leadership Center
400 W. Waterman St.
Wichita, KS 67202
King/Double Queen: $128
*Included Free WIFI, Parking & Airport Shuttle*
Hyatt Regency Wichita: Experience hospitality at its finest at Hyatt Regency’ Wichita. Set along the Arkansas River, Hyatt Regency Wichita is one of the premier luxury hotels in Kansas offering newly renovated guest rooms, revitalized meeting and wedding venues and a convenient downtown location. Connected to Century II Convention Center, Hyatt Regency Wichita is minutes from Intrust Bank Arena, Exploration Place, Historic Old Town and much more.
Phone Reservations: (316) 293-1234, identify yourself as with Kansas Leadership Center to receive the Special Rate (Group Code: “CR48812”)
Online Reservations: http://wichita.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html. After you enter the desired dates, select “Corporate or Group Code”, and then in the box that appears under that, enter the code “CR48812”, then check availability. This will then retrieve the Kansas Leadership Center discounted rate.
Download a PDF file with all the hotel information on this page.
For those with a more adventurous spirit related to lodging accommodations, we recommend Airbnb, a website where you can book a space from a local host with space to spare. More information here.
Where do I park?
The Kansas Leadership Center is located at 325 E. Douglas, Wichita, Kansas 67202 on the SW corner of Douglas and Topeka. There are several parking options (download pdf map here):
1. Block One Parking Garage, located at 360 E. William, directly south of the Kansas Leadership Center – $6.00/day, $1.50/hr
2. Williams Street Garage, located at 121 S. Emporia Street, on the corner of Topeka and William to the SE of the Kansas Leadership Center – $5.00/day, $1.50/hr
3. Flat Parking Lot, located at 214 S. Broadway Avenue, directly south of the Block One Parking Garage on the south side of William – $6.00/day
See a Google map of the area here.
Should I plan to rent a car?
If you are staying in a hotel, all of our recommended hotels are within walking distance, though some are a bit of a hike. A shuttle service may also be available to KLC. We encourage you to check with your hotel to know for certain.
You may also consider:
Uber is a phone app that can connect you with trusted drivers in Wichita. Learn more here.
During limited hours, a free trolley runs through downtown Wichita. Learn more and see the route.
If these options don’t suit you, renting a car is definitely an option.
Do you offer discounts?
The Kansas Leadership Center offers scholarships to individuals that believe leadership is an activity, not a position and anyone can learn to exercise leadership at any time. We never want cost to be a barrier for participants. Eligibility is determined by the following criteria:
1. Work directly contributes to KLC’s mission to foster civic leadership for healthier Kansas communities
2. Knowledge of KLC framework will impact others
3. Ability/avenue to share the KLC ideas
4. Financial need
If you need assistance with the program registration fee, please complete the application online here.
What is there to do in Wichita?
Glad you asked! We’re proud of our location within Kansas’ largest city and invite you to explore some of our staff fav choices for best places to experience while you’re here. Ask us if you’d like more details and directions from KLC.
See our list of Things to Do in “Doo-Dah” here.
Who is welcome to attend?
Short answer: Anyone who wants to become equipped with leadership skills to move forward. We aspire to reach and help people lead throughout the world and strongly believe anyone from Kansas to Kathmandu all have the potential.
We do ask that participants are 21 years of age or older.
We also offer an online experience, which obviously can be accessed from anywhere on the planet.
I’d like a speaker for an event. Can you provide one?
We’d be delighted to consider your request. Start here.
What resources do you have available?
We’ve created a number of books to help you and others learn leadership. See and purchase all of them here.