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.

Virtual 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, or through a virtual setting. Practice and get feedback from KLC master teachers including Mary Banwart, Kevin Bomhoff and Donna Wright. 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 tough 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 virtual intensive, you will:

  • Develop greater confidence as a leadership development practitioner
  • Enhance your virtual and front-of-room presence and foundational teaching skills
  • 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:

  • 25-hour week-long course
  • 3-hour Video Chat Design Workshop
  • 17-hour online teaching workshop (flexible to fit your schedule): design, public presentation, peer review and feedback
  • Written knowledge assessment
  • 5-hour additional practice in your own context/setting

Program Date: March 14-18, 2022

Program Days: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (CDT/GMT-5)

Location: All hours delivered virtually via Zoom Conference Software

Follow up: Virtual Design Workshop, Video Chats and mentor review

Deadline to register: February 28, 2022

Tuition fee: $2,495

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 (provided electronically one week before the program).

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

Advanced Leadership Development Intensive

Need to build your capacity to teach leadership? Want new methods to help people practice leadership skills in real time? Looking for ways to make learning experiential?

There is no better time to expand your skills with KLC’s advanced course in group dynamics and the Case-in-Point teaching method. KLC’s globally recognized program available just when you need it most.

With KLC’s Advanced Leadership Development Intensive you develop capacity to:

  • Engage people in experiential learning about leadership using Case-in-Point.
  • Foster productive group dynamics within teams, organizations and coalitions.
  • Identify patterns and roles within a system for improved outcomes.
  • Leverage tension and navigate conflict in a group.
  • Use coaching skills to encourage people to disrupt patterns and create change.
  • Manage self when emotions run high.

When you add Case-in-Point to your toolkit, the people you teach, consult or manage will:

  • Recognize their own behavior patterns and the roles they typically play in systems.
  • Understand how they can influence group dynamics.
  • Exercise more leadership.
  • Make more progress and solve problems faster.

What is Case-in-Point?

Case-in-Point is an experiential method in which facilitators use a group as a case study. It is a pillar of Adaptive Leadership, developed at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. In classrooms and boardrooms, the Case-in-Point methods helps you co-create learning experiences with your participants.

What is the Advanced Leadership Development Intensive?

Our five-day program offers a rare opportunity to learn and practice incorporating 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 Tim Steffensmeier and Jill Hufnagel. This new virtual version of 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 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 (formerly called Case-in-Point Intensive).

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone who seeks to enhance the impact of experiential learning about leadership.
  • 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 or the KLC Leadership framework.

Through this immersive experience, you will:

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

Program Date: May 9-13, 2022

Program Days: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Central Time

Location: Week-long intensive held at the Kansas Leadership Center in Wichita, Kansas

Follow up: Virtual coaching, self-guided practice, and mentor review

Deadline to register: April 25, 2022

Tuition fee: $2,495

The texts for this course include KLC’s Teaching Leadership book (to be purchased prior to the program) and the Advanced Leadership Development handbook (provided electronically one week before the program).

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

Leadership Coach Intensive – All 60 hours offered virtually

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 Coaching 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 and Joyce McEwen Crane, PCC.

Through the 60-hour intensive, you will:

  • Learn and practice all 8 International Coaching Federation (ICF) Core Coaching Competencies.
  • Experience coaching as an act of leadership based on the KLC principles and competencies.
  • Experience the possibilities for transformation and progress in a leadership coaching partnership.
  • Practice skills and get feedback from certified coaches.
  • Prepare to coach professionally or put skills to use in your context.

Requirements for KLC’s Leadership Coach Intensive:

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

Program Date: October 10-14, 2022

Program Days: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (CDT/GMT-5)

Location: All hours delivered virtually via Zoom Conference Software

Follow up: Self-guided practice, recording of live coaching session, mentor review and assessment

Coaching to Make Progress on Adaptive Challenges: Six 90-minute sessions weekly beginning in October

Practice Labs: Eight 90-minute sessions weekly beginning in December

Coaching Skills Practice: Three 3.5-hour sessions beginning in November

Deadline to register: September 26, 2022

Tuition fee: $3,495

The texts for this course include KLC’s Teaching Leadership book (to be purchased prior to the program) and a Leadership Coach handbook (provided electronically one week before the program).

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

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