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Civic Engagement

Our civic engagement efforts help our magazine readers, public officials, local leadership programs, institutions and foundations apply leadership skills in civic life to create change while fostering trust.

Civic Engagement Services

Over the years, our civic engagement initiatives have leveraged the idea that the right people, accurate information and a trustworthy process are key ingredients in building civic trust. As a result, our work with numerous community partners has helped make authentic progress on even their most daunting challenges.

How? We mobilize people to engage in the work of building trust. We have the intervention expertise to bring people together across difference to discover new ways forward.

Are you a government institution, philanthropic foundation or corporate citizen working to address a civic challenge?

Recent Reports from Our Civic Engagement Projects

Topeka USD 345 Namesake

We partnered with the Topeka Seaman school district and an appointed advisory committee to garner community …

Kansas Beats the Virus Research

Explore key learnings from our Kansas Beats the Virus mass action campaign through an evaluation report produced …

Wichita Nondiscrimination Ordinance

We partnered with the City of Wichita’s Diversity, Inclusion and Civil Rights Advisory Board to facilitate a public meeting …

The Journal

The Journal, found online at, is the nationally recognized magazine published by the Kansas Leadership Center in Wichita. The publication focuses on highlighting important civic leadership issues in Kansas and beyond through in-depth reporting, investigative journalism and innovative writing, graphic design, photography, multimedia and public discussions. The Journal is nonpartisan. It seeks to educate and inform readers about issues from multiple perspectives and it does not engage in advocacy.

Journal Events

Dive deeper into stories from The Journal during regular Journal livestream events. Managing editor of The Journal, Chris Green, invites panels of experts to conversation on what leadership is necessary to make progress on their civic challenge. Check out the archive of conversations from over the years.

While anyone can lead at any time, individuals serving in state or county government, city councils, education boards and other community advisory boards have a special opportunity to mobilize others and make a greater impact for the greater good of the communities we share. KLC has committed to supporting public servants in exercising leadership for the common good.

Community Leadership Programs

The Kansas Leadership Center has been supporting and partnering with Kansas community leadership programs since the day KLC opened its doors in January 2007. In fact, the existence of first-class CLPs in Kansas was part of what led to the creation of KLC. Today, the Kansas CLP Network and KLC are colleagues in this massive statewide effort to change the culture of leadership.

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