Kansas Leadership Center statewide tour rolls through Emporia Featured

KLC Vice President Julia Fabris McBride discusses leadership with local representatives during Tuesday's tour stop. KLC Vice President Julia Fabris McBride discusses leadership with local representatives during Tuesday's tour stop. Tagan Trahoon/KVOE News

The Kansas Leadership Center made a stop in Emporia Tuesday morning for their second annual state tour.

The morning included breakfast and time to sit and talk with representatives and leaders of local organizations on the topic of leadership. Discussions focused on how to grow leadership within different generations and demographics and in turn break the status quo.

KLC is currently promoting a new approach to leadership which sees the idea of leadership approached as an activity rather than a position. KLC Vice President Julia Fabris (Fay-Briss) McBride believes this approach opens up more individuals to the idea of taking on leadership roles.

 

Another topic discussed were the opportunity for leadership training through KLC's Leadership Transformation Grants. The grants are in-kind grants which provide $25,000 worth of leadership training.

The grants are available to non-profit organizations, faith communities, a unit of government or even a school district. Speaking of school districts, USD 253 Superintendent Kevin Case was one of many representatives in attendance for the breakfast, held at the Newman Regional Health conference center.

Case says USD 253 has utilized these grant opportunities. He says KLC, and their leadership services, has helped USD 253 develop a common language throughout the district.

Tuesday was just the third of 23 stops KLC has planned for their tour which will wrap up in Liberal on June 14. For more information on KLC visit Kansasleadershipcenter.org.

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