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Leadership in Public Service

A Discussion Series to Celebrate Kansans in Public Service for the Common Good

Are you a civic official in Kansas with experience serving in elected or appointed roles in local or state government? 

KLC encourages more Kansans to exercise leadership for positive community change by taking an active part in civic life. 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.

Where leadership skills meet public service

Troy Unruh

Kim Gronniger wrote in our civic leadership magazine, The Journal, that many KLC alumni across party lines serve in state government. “More than 50 current and former legislators, nearly 70% of whom are Republicans, have attended KLC trainings.” Currently, “four cabinet secretaries in Gov. Laura Kelly’s administration – Delia Garcia, Laura Howard, Julie Lorenz and David Toland – have been schooled in Kansas Leadership Center ideas,” along with Deputy Secretary of Commerce Patty Clark and Director of Appointments Scott Allegrucci. We now have a list of more than 250 alumni serving as elected or appointed officials.

To maximize their ability to influence the civic landscape for the common good, we believe it is critical for civic officials across the state to work together and support one another, share leadership learnings and best practices.

That’s why we started Leadership in Public Service, an ongoing series of discussion events for elected and appointed officials in Kansas. These events provide a container for you to share success stories and learning from mistakes as well as inspire others. Read a recap of our opening event last November.

Mallory Koci social testimonials

Gatherings and events for elected or appointed civic officials in Kansas

Watch a video about our Leadership in Public Service series


Upcoming Discussion Virtual Events

Reopening in Kansas: Not When, but How?

Join KLC President and CEO Ed O’Malley for a conversation with elected and appointed officials in Kansas
on the leadership challenges of reopening the government across the state.
Learn from others’ experience and discuss potential barriers from the unique position of elected and appointed roles.

Thursday, June 25
10-11 AM
Zoom Chat

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