325 East Douglas Avenue
Wichita, Kansas 67202
Tel: 316.712.4950

About the Project

The Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (EMKF) have launched Heartland Together, an initiative to advance local entrepreneurship in the Heartland region.

Next Steps

The first step of this work is to host Diagnosis Events, in which we will evaluate the current local support system around entrepreneurs.

After the Diagnosis Events, we will host a 3-day Flagship Experience to provide leadership development training to key stakeholders who support entrepreneurs. After the program, participants will:

  • see themselves in the entrepreneurial landscape in their community
  • exercise leadership in that system
  • more effectively connect with their network and resources

Program Dates

Diagnosis Event: Monday, April 24, 2023
Flagship Experience: Wednesday, May 31 – Friday, June 2, 2023

Diagnosis Event: Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Flagship Experience: ​January 9, 10, and 11, 2024

Diagnosis Event: Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Entrepreneurship Connections: Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Flagship Experience: November 14, 15, and 16, 2023

Case Documents from Heartland Together Pilot Communities

Civic engagement writers went to Diagnosis Events in communities to hear from residents. They created a document explaining the background of the local entrepreneurial ecosystem. These documents were shared at the Flagship Programs, helping participants understand and improve their community’s support for entrepreneurship.

Listening Tour Blogs

In 2022, KLC launched a two-week listening tour with stops in Kansas, Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska where teams facilitated listening sessions in both English and Spanish in 22 communities. These sessions were designed to diagnose the state of local entrepreneurship and the environments that support it.

Join our Mailing List

Sign up here to receive news, information and offers from the Kansas Leadership Center and The Journal, our award-winning civic leadership magazine.

Subscription Preferences

Your Title Goes Here

A one-day course based on our national bestseller, When Everyone Leads

Your Title Goes Here

New Report Reveals Impact of Your Leadership Edge Program

Your Title Goes Here

Uncover a Revolutionary Approach to Leadership with our Bestselling Book

Share This