2020 Application

  1. Submit an online application below, download PDF or request a PDF application from liz.cornish@topekapartnership.com.
  2. Online applications or PDF applications must be recieved by the Greater Topeka Partnership: 719 S Kansas Ave. Suite 100, Topeka, Kansas 66603, by 4:00 p.m., Friday, October 11, 2019. Send PDF applications to Liz at liz.cornish@topekapartnership.com
  3. Limit all answers to space available.
  4. Partnership membership is not a requirement to participate.
  5. Letters of reference or resumes will not be used in the selection process.


Begin with highschool, then college(s), business or trade schools (s) and/or other specialized training




Organizations and Activities

List up to three civic, professional, business, religious, social, community, athletic or other organizations of which you have been a member.




What do you consider your most important accomplishment in one of the above organizations? Why?

Describe what you believe to be your most significant contribution to the community (include former community if applicable). Why?

How much time each month do you commit to the above organizations?

What are your areas of interest for leadership involvement

If you have not had the time or interest to become actively involved, what has changed that now enable you to seek involvement in the community?


What is one change in our community (Topeka/Shawnee County) you'd like to be involved with? Why interested and who will benefit?

Describe a time when you have reached outside your normal professional or personal network to accomplish a goal.

What personal expertise or skills do you bring to either of the above issues?

Why do you want to be a member of Leadership Greater Topeka 2020 Class?

Is there anything else you would like to discuss about yourself or your experience?

Personal Information

Information gathered is used in the selection process only toward developing a class representative of the communities diversity.

Applicant Commitment

Leadership Greater Topeka requires attendance and participation in the two-day retreat and all class activities, sessions and the celebration luncheon. I understand that if selected I will be expected to spend up to 15 hours outside the scheduled orientation, two-day retreat and eight sessions preparing for class presentations and projects. 

I further understand that if selected I must attend the introductory two-day retreat, all sessions and the celebration luncheon in their entirety. Only one excused absence (nine hours) from Sessions 1-8 will be permitted. Any additional or unexcused absences will prevent graduation from the program.

If accepted into Leadership Greater Topeka program, I or my company/organization will be billed for the tuition fee of $900, which covers all program materials, meals and social hours. Partial scholarships are available. The Selection Committee will award scholarships based on need. 

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Employer/Principal Commitment

By completing the information below the applicant has full support and commitment of their business, organization or school principal. The signature of the head applicants organization (locally) or school is necessary as an indication of the support of the applicants participation in the program.The employer further understands that attendance at the two-day retreat and all class activities, sessions and celebration luncheon are required for the successful completion of the program.

Conversation with Alumni Representatives

We ask each applicant for the 2020 Leadership Greater Topeka program to visit with two alumni in a brief, informal meeting. This meeting is intended to aquaint applicants with the scope of the program and allow alumni an opportunity to visit with you about your goals and vision for the Greater Topeka area. Please indicate your first, second and third preference time for this meeting. The meeting should take no longer than10 minutes. If none of these times work, you will be called to make special arrangements. Thank You!

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