325 East Douglas Avenue
Wichita, Kansas 67202
Tel: 316.712.4950


Cutting-edge training for professional leadership developers.

The Kansas Leadership Center offers three intensive courses for leadership developers. Each is a stand-alone program that may be taken in any order:

When Everyone Leads Facilitator Certification

Become certified to teach KLC’s popular When Everyone Leads™ one-day program in your setting.

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.

When Everyone Leads Facilitator Certification

Get certified to teach KLC’s popular When Everyone Leads™ program in your setting. Learn how to successfully deliver this highly interactive and inspiring leadership development program, suitable for individuals and teams, for college students and adult learners at all levels in nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and community settings. Gain exclusive authorization and access to course materials, including a personalized assessment that adds value to every interaction with students and clients. Practice and get feedback from KLC teachers including Joseph Shepard, Lalo Muñoz and Julia Fabris McBride, co-author of KLC’s bestselling book When Everyone Leads: How the Toughest Challenges Get Seen and Solved. Get connected to a dedicated cohort of leadership developers who share your aspiration to build cultures where everyone leads.

A Certification for Nonprofit Sector Professionals  

If you work in community development, education or the nonprofit sector; if you embrace the principle that leadership is an activity available to everyone; and if you believe we need more people authorizing themselves to contribute to progress on the toughest challenges facing companies and communities – this certification program is for you. The When Everyone Leads™ Certification Program is for college professors, community leadership program facilitators, independent nonprofit coaches and consultants, HR professionals, and anyone else working in the nonprofit sector who seeks to build leadership capacity in others. It is for experienced teachers and facilitators who want to add to their toolbox a proven program to inspire others to exercise more leadership on important challenges.

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Facilitator Certification Outcomes

Through this 3-day certification program, you will:

  • Experience the When Everyone Leads program with an eye toward facilitating it yourself.
  • Adapt examples and exercises to fit your context.
  • Demonstrate a basic level of proficiency by passing an assessment of their teaching the following sessions:
      • Life in the Gap
      • Make Multiple Interpretations
      • Use the Heat
  • Demonstrate the ability to
      • Use a 90-second story to underline a teaching point.
      • Use the When Everyone Leads™ Facilitator Guide and other course materials to support their work at the front of the room.
      • Achieve participant learning outcomes for When Everyone Leads.
  • Understand the responsibilities of certified When Everyone Leads™ facilitators and the policies that govern the partnership between the facilitator and KLC.
  • Gain access to a KLC-sponsored community of practice and consultation to support their success in delivering the When Everyone Leads
  •  Receive a non-credit When Everyone Leads Facilitator credential badge from KLC partner Kansas State University for completion of the program.


As a certified facilitator, you’ll help participants:


Benefits of Certification


Certified facilitators enjoy exclusive access to branded resources, recognition from KLC partner Kansas State University and more:

  • When Everyone Leads™ Facilitator Guide
  • Slides and other facilitation tools
  • Participant resources
  • Pre-program When Everyone Leads™ participant assessments and individualized reports
  • Promotional materials
  • Post-program participant satisfaction and impact surveys
  • Updates to materials
  • Access to support through the When Everyone Leads™ facilitator network hub
  • Facilitator credential badge from Kansas State University (non-credit)

What  Participants are Saying about When Everyone Leads

When asked how likely there were to recommend the one-day experience and the Kansas Leadership Center to a friend or colleague, When Everyone Leads alumni gave the program and the Kansas Leadership Net Promoter Scores of 88%. Here’s what participants have to say in survey responses following the program:

Program Details

Program Dates:
July 23-25
November 12-14  (Registration opens August 15)

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

Location: In-person programs will be held at the Kansas Leadership Center located at 325 E. Douglas Avenue, Wichita, Kansas.

Deadline to register: Registration closes two weeks prior to each program or once maximum capacity is reached.

Tuition fee: $1,450

Books: The texts for this course include When Everyone Leads: How the toughest challenges get seen and solved, (available for purchase in our bookstore or from your favorite retailer) and the KLC Guidebook 2024 (available in our bookstore). A When Everyone Leads™ Facilitator Guide and other course materials to support front of room work will be provided at no additional cost.

Advanced Leadership Development Intensive

Do you need to build leadership capacity on your team or in your organization? Do you want new methods to help people practice leadership skills in real time? Looking for ways to make learning experiential? Learn and practice an experiential method that turns real-time interactions with a team or class into a case study for building leadership. Expand your skills with KLC’s advanced course in group dynamics and the Case-in-Point teaching method.

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 to learn about and practice leadership in real time. 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.

Resources for consideration

Intrigued, but need more information? Click the links below for additional resources to help you understand how Case-in-Point can generate such powerful, even life-changing experiential learning. KLC teacher Jill Hufnagel’s explainer outlines “Six Anchors for Turning Classrooms into Living Leadership Labs” and her podcast interview for 10,000 Swamp Leaders with host Rick Torseth includes a discussion on Case-in-Point. KLC Teacher Tim Steffensmeier co-authored an article in New Directions for Student Leadership for educators on emergent-based teaching pedagogies that provides a literature review and describes the history and use of Case-in-Point in various contexts around the world.

What is the Advanced Leadership Development Intensive?

Our four-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. Our 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.

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.


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).

Program Details

Program Date: September 24-27, 2024​

Program Days: 9 AM – 5 PM (CDT/GMT-5)​

Location: All sessions with be held at the Kansas Leadership Center, 325 E. Douglas Ave, Wichita, Kansas, 67202.

Deadline to register: September 10, 2024

Tuition fee: $2,995*

*Scholarships available. Learn more and apply.

The texts for this course include KLC’s Teaching Leadership book and the Advanced Leadership Development handbook (provided at no additional cost).

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

Leadership Coach Intensive – All 60 hours offered virtually

The Leadership Coach Intensive pairs the Kansas Leadership Center’s proven framework with the International Coaching Federation’s Core Competencies in a one-of-a-kind program designed to develop your coaching mindset. Multiply your impact by helping others unlock their own potential and make greater progress for the organization.

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 supports all ICF updated credentials and standards of the Level 1 accreditation. The program is designed to help build professional coaching skills through a 60-hour coach training that will qualify for ICF’s Associate Certified Coach credential (ACC), a Level 1 Accreditation program.

Learn and understand the mastery of coaching techniques, ethics, and core coaching competencies from experienced leadership coaches Tim Link, MCC, Joyce McEwen Crane, PCC and Seth Bate, PCC. All courses are offered in English.


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, Practice Skills and Mentor Coaching
  • Practice with feedback from ICF certified mentor coaches

Program Details

Week-long course: June 3-7, 2024; 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (CDT/GMT-5)

Coaching to Make Progress on Adaptive Challenges course: Six 90-minute online classes – June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 2024; 8:30-10:00 AM CST

Coaching Skills Practice course: Three 3.5 hour online classes – July 11, August 15, September 5, 2024; 8:30 AM-Noon CST

Group Mentor Coaching: Five 90-minute online classes – four cohorts. Dates available upon registration.

Location: All hours delivered virtually via Zoom Conference Software

Deadline to register: May 20, 2024

Tuition fee: $3,995

The texts for this course include KLC’s Teaching Leadership book (available for purchase January 2024) 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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