Class of 2018-19 Application Time

The Board of Directors of the Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program have declared the application period for the 2018-19 class offering “officially opens May 15”, according to Executive Director Jack Lindquist, Manhattan.

The non-profit educational program is designed to train and more-fully engage leaders that live in and/or work in the region that includes Fort Riley, Geary, Riley, and Pottawatomie counties.

Lindquist said, “The Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program is based in the fastest growing region of our state. We have never had more opportunity or greater need for well informed, collaborative, decisive leadership.  That is possible through 21st Century proactive servant leadership development.”

“Participants to-date have one thing in common, the desire to better life and livelihood in the northern Flint Hills”, Lindquist added. “Although all of our classes, have been phenomenal since the program was formed in 1992, we get even more excited for each new class recruitment period.”  More than 500 participants have completed the experiential learning process to-date yet the desire and drive to better our regions communities is growing and that is reflected with every application we review”.

Board chair Brian Peterson added, “Going through the Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program was an invaluable experience, and one that I cannot recommend highly enough. It afforded me the opportunity to build some great relationships, taught me how to be a more complete leader, and provided wonderful insight into what the different communities and organizations in our region have to offer. The FHRLP experience is without equal.”

Interested candidates are encouraged to learn more about the program by visiting the website  Instructions and program details are available on the site as well as the form for application.  The on-line form must be submitted before July 18.  Following selection the 2018-19 class members will be introduced on August 31 at a special reception in Wamego.



The latest news from the Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program

Feel free to view, download and share your favorites from the the Class of 2017-18 Orientation Session #1 held at Rock Springs State 4-H Center in Junction City/Geary County.


Meet the New Class:

You can view the photos from the celebration on my Flickr account at:


Class of 2016-17 Project Introduced at Washunga Days

Going to Washunga Days in Council Grove June 16-18? Look for our grads to learn about the class 2016-17 FHRLP project on the Flint Hills Nature trail and plan to participate in the RUSH THE RAILS event this fall.