The board of directors for the Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program is pleased to announce the application period for the 2022-23 class offering is now open through July 16. The cooperative effort among Geary, Riley, Pottawatomie & Wabaunsee Counties, identifies and motivates leaders in the area to ensure growth in the northern Flint Hills region.
Sessions for the selected class members are held throughout the region with Orientation beginning in early September at Rock Springs and Junction City focusing on Team Engagement.
In late September, Pottawatomie County’s theme is Community Collaboration to Adapt to Opportunities and Challenges. Immediately following is Wabaunsee County with the objective of Advocacy and Awareness. The Wabaunsee County addition, new for our 2022-23 class, will add a deeper dive into the regions natural environment, specifically prairie utilization and preservation. It will also greatly increase engagement in rural community entrepreneurship and the agricultural / beef production economy, all critical to the future of the Flint Hills.
Kansas State University’s session, focusing on Visioning, is in October with a two day session at Fort Riley in mid November. That experience underscores Servant Leadership. The Manhattan/Riley County session theme is on Entrepreneurship and Topeka is the capstone in January with a day at the Statehouse to reinforce the importance of Economic Literacy, Collaboration & Compromise. The class graduation, Celebration, is a reflection of the experience and challenge for a refocused lifetime of servant leadership. Executive Director Jack Lindquist says, “The Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program’s primary focus is to create a ‘Pathway to Purpose’. We help create a more engaged Citizen that is morally grounded in Servant Leadership.”
Following a board evaluation of applications a tuition fee of $600 is charged to applicants selected for participation. The Ailleen Cray Memorial Scholarship Fund is available for those selected who need financial assistance. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to the sessions. Transportation and meals during the sessions are provided thanks to session Underwriters and sponsors.
All applicants must complete the online application during the application period by visiting www.fhrlp.org/. Qualified candidates must live within or work within the four counties of Geary, Pottawatomie, Riley and Wabaunsee, or at Fort Riley. Additional details, specific dates and other requirements are available through the site.