Cutting-edge training for professional leadership developers.

The Kansas Leadership Center offers three intensive courses for leadership developers:

Teach Leadership

Teach KLC’s proven leadership framework in your setting. Build your front of room presence and facilitation skills.

Advanced Leadership Development

Practice an experiential method that turns real-time interactions with a team or class into a case study for building leadership.

Leadership Coach

Your path to professional coaching or a coach approach to managing others: 60 hours of ICF approved training, practice and assessment.

Teach Leadership Intensive

Become the leadership developer you’ve always wanted to be. Enhance your impact and success. Gain skills to teach the KLC ideas in your classroom, consulting, or community leadership program. Practice and get feedback from KLC master teachers including Kevin Bomhoff, Donna Wright and Julia Fabris McBride. Walk away with a detailed trainer guide, annotated agendas, and ready-to-use slides for nine leadership sessions

Get ready to teach key leadership ideas like: Distinguish technical and adaptive work, Explore multiple interpretations, Experiment beyond your comfort zone, Raise the heat, and more. Use the KLC ideas to augment what you are already teaching, create short sessions or build multi-day programs around KLC’s proven set of leadership principles and competencies.

Whether you are an experienced trainer or new to the field, this 50-hour professional development program offers everything you need to deliver up to 25 hours of interactive adult learning about leadership.

Through the 50-hour intensive, you will:

  • Develop greater confidence as a teacher, trainer, facilitator or leadership development practitioner.
  • Enhance your front-of-room presence and foundational teaching skills through structured practice and feedback.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the KLC framework.
  • Receive tools and materials you need to add the KLC ideas to your teaching right away.

Requirements for KLC’s Teach Leadership Intensive:

  • 35-hour week-long course
  • Written knowledge assessment
  • Six hours of virtual group mentoring
  • Three hours of shadowing a Proficient or Master Teacher
  • Real time practice teaching and reflection

Week-long course: March 9-13, 2020

Day 1: 10-5
Day 2: 8:30-5
Day 3: 8:30-5
Day 4: 8:30-5
Day 5: 8:30-3 

Virtual follow-up course: 4-5 pm CST – April 9, 30, May 21, June 11, July 2, 23, August 13

Deadline to register: February 24, 2020

Tuition Fee: $2,495
Early bird rate: $1,995 – Register before January 27, 2020 to lock in this special discount

The recommended texts for this course include KLC’s Teaching Leadership book (optional to purchase prior to the program), KLC’s Framework for Developing and Assessing Teaching Proficiency and a Teach Leadership handbook, which will be provided during the program.

Have questions or want more information? Contact KLC Programs at [email protected] or 316.712.4950.

Advanced Leadership Development Intensive

Expand your skills as a leadership development practitioner with our advanced training in Case-in-Point, one of a few such programs offered anywhere in the world. A pillar of the Adaptive Leadership framework developed at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Case-in-Point is an experiential method in which facilitators use a group as a case study in the practice of leadership. Because participants and facilitator use real-time interactions – what’s happening in the moment – to create the learning experience together, Case-in-Point strengthens understanding of group dynamics, sharpens assessment of challenges, and builds leadership skills for practitioner and learner alike.

Our five-day program offers a rare opportunity to learn how to incorporate this transformative technique in your teaching, training or consulting. You’ll connect with leadership development professionals from around the world and find a strong support system of Harvard-trained master-practitioners, including Tim SteffensmeierJill Hufnagel, and Lynette Lacy. KLC’s Advanced Leadership Development Intensive gives you the training and assistance you need to make full use of this singular tool for leadership education and practice.

Marty Linsky, co-founder of Cambridge Leadership Associates and co-author with Heifetz of the best-selling book, Leadership on the Line, highly recommends this program. “KLC is the perfect place to perfect – and certify – your Case-in-Point delivery skills. Using the class as a case is a challenging and powerful method of enhancing people’s leadership capacity . . . and for me at least, doing it well is a life-long learning journey.”

Read what others are saying about this intensive.

Who Should Attend?

  • Professionals in leadership, organizational and human resource development
  • Executives and managers seeking new tools to analyze and address leadership issues, including change management
  • Internal and independent consultants
  • Professionals familiar with the Adaptive Leadership framework

This program will help you:

  • Identify patterns and roles within a system for improved outcomes
  • Explore expectations and constraints of authority
  • Practice fresh ways to step into the activity of leadership
  • Practice self-discipline when emotions run high and pressure mount
  • Embrace personal discomfort and take calculated risks from every seat in the room
  • Leverage tension and manage conflict in a group for productive discoveries
  • Stay connected to purpose in the face of uncertainty and ambiguity

Requirements for KLC’s Advanced Leadership Development Intensive:

  • 35-hour week-long course
  • Written knowledge assessment
  • Four hours of virtual group mentoring
  • Real time practice hours and reflection

Using Case-in-Point helps participants:

  • Recognize their own behaviors, the roles they play within a system, and why
  • Build their capacity for change and evolution
  • Instill healthier group dynamics within teams and organizations
  • Make progress on building a resilient, adaptable organizational culture
  • Foster a deliberately developmental organization

Through the 50-hour intensive, you will:

  • Practice using Case-in-Point in your teaching, training or consulting
  • Get real time feedback from peers and KLC’s master practitioners
  • Receive personalized mentoring
  • Experiment with what works, and what doesn’t, in a supportive group environment
  • Connect with other accomplished leadership development professionals

Week-long course: August 24-28, 2020

Day 1: 11:00-5:00
Day 2: 8:30-5:00
Day 3: 8:30-5:00
Day 4: 8:30-5:00
Day 5: 8:30-4:00

Virtual follow-up course: 4-5 pm CST – September 24, October 22, November 12, December 10, January 7

Deadline to register: August 10, 2020

Tuition Fee:
$1,995 – through January 31, 2020
$2,995 – February 1 – April 30, 2020
$3,495 – from May 1, 2020

The texts for this course include KLC’s Teaching Leadership book (to be purchased prior to the program) and the Advanced Leadership Development handbook, which will be provided during the program.

Have questions or want more information? Contact KLC Programs at [email protected] or 316.712.4950.

Leadership Coach Intensive

Imagine making an even greater impact in the lives of others; an impact that leads to transformation.

With excellent coaching skills, you’ll develop the ability to ask just the right question at the right time to help unlock potential in others. You’ll enable your participants, clients, or employees to find greater purpose, enhance performance, and make more progress toward their goals.

The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as partnering with clients (or employees) in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.

Our own Leadership Coach Intensive helps build professional coaching skills through a 60-hour coach training that qualifies for ICF’s Associate Certified Coach credential (ACC).

Learn and understand the mastery of coaching techniques, ethics, and core coaching competencies from experienced leadership coaches Tim Link, MCC, Joyce McEwen Crane, PCC, Teresa Schwab, PCC, and Seth Bate, PCC.

Through the 60-hour intensive, you will:

  • Experience coaching as an act of leadership based on the KLC principles, competencies, and coaching framework.
  • Discover possibilities for transformation as you coach others to make progress.
  • Learn and practice all 11 ICF core coaching competencies.
  • Work toward a credential so you can build your client base and coach professionally.
  • Grow your professional network by connecting with leadership development colleagues from around the world.

Requirements for KLC’s Leadership Coach Intensive:

  • 35-hour week-long course
  • Written knowledge assessment
  • 20 hours of virtual training including Coaching to Make Progress on Adaptive Challenges and Practice Labs
  • Practice with feedback from ICF certified mentor coaches

Week-long course: August 10-14, 2020
Day 1: 9:00-5:15
Day 2: 8:30-5:15
Day 3: 8:30-5:15
Day 4: 8:30-5:15
Day 5: 8:30-3:00

 Virtual follow-up course, Coaching to Make Progress on Adaptive Challenges: 3:30-5 pm CST – August 25, September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

 Virtual follow-up course, Coaching Practice Labs: Dates available upon registration

Deadline to register: July 27, 2020

Tuition Fee:
$1,995 – through January 31, 2020
$2,995 – February 1 – April 30, 2020
$3,495 – from May 1, 2020

The texts for this course include KLC’s Teaching Leadership book (to be purchased prior to the program) and a Leadership Coach handbook, which will be provided during the program.

Have questions or want more information? Contact KLC Programs at [email protected] or 316.712.4950.