LGT Class of 2019 - The Best Class Ever - Full Stop 2019
For the Greater Topeka area to grow and prosper, we need leaders from all backgrounds and vocations, who will wrestle with the challenges facing our community. The goals are to challenge and motivate traditional and non-traditional leaders by teaching adaptive leadership competencies through information, dialogue and hands-on experience, so participants are better prepared to strengthen and transform our community.
In place since 1984, Leadership Greater Topeka has more than 1,000 alumni with nearly 70% still living and active in the Topeka area. Leadership Greater Topeka alumni are challenged to apply their talents throughout the community in volunteer, appointed and elected positions.
Nominations and applications for the program are accepted each fall with the new class announced before year-end. The course is offered beginning in late January and runs until mid-May with a two-day retreat and eight-day-long sessions, primarily on Fridays.
The sessions cover key community concerns in the areas of quality of life, government, crime, business and economic development, community services, education, healthcare and the media. Woven throughout the program are concepts of:
Adaptive/Technical Leadership Skills
- Leadership Skills: Gallup’s Clifton Strengthsfinder Assessment, change, collaboration, consensus, facilitation, visioning and steps to a learning community.
- Community Leadership: The activity of leadership to effectively represent, protect and strengthen the communities interest.
Chamber membership is not a requirement for participation.
The program is funded through tuition, scholarships and sponsorships.
For additional information, you are encouraged to email Michelle.Stubblefield@TopekaPartnership.com
LGT 2021 SESSION DATES
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2021
4 p.m. - 5 p.m., VIRTUAL
Thursday & Friday April. 1 & 2, 2021
(Thur. 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.) (Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Location TBD
Session #1: Friday, April 23, 2021
Session #2: Friday, May 7, 2021
Session #3: Friday, May 21, 2021
Session #4: Friday, June 4, 2021
Session #5: Friday, June 18, 2021
Session #6: Friday July 9, 2021
Session #7: Friday, July 23, 2021
Session #8: Friday, August 6, 2021
Wednesday, August 18, 2021,
11:30 am - 1:15 pm @ The Foundry
21st Century Leadership Skills - learning styles, collaboration, consensus, facilitation, visioning, adaptive/technical leadership skills, and steps to a performing community.
Leadership Greater Topeka requires attendance and participation in the orientation, two-day retreat and all class activities, sessions and luncheons.
Session 1-8 will be from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Only one excused absence (a total of nine hours) from Session 1-8 will be permitted. Class members can expect to spend up to 15 hours outside regular class times with assignments and class project implementation.