Application Process

In early June, the Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program distributes information on how to apply for the Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program via regional chambers of commerce, media, associates and businesses.  Applicants may be nominated or may submit application directly from the program website Apply page.

Important Dates:
Applications Out . . . . . . . . . . . . June 16, 2017
Application Deadline . . . . . . . . .. July 18, 2017
Notification of Selection . . . . …August 4, 2017
Tuition Due . . . . . . . . . . . . . ….August 31, 2017
Public Announcement . . . …September 1, 2017

Nominations and applications for the program are accepted each July with the new class announced in August.  Up to 30 participants may be selected for the program.  A committee selects participants based on past performance, community involvement, and leadership potential.  The selection process is designed to provide a class reflective of the diverse elements of our region.

All applications not selected for the current year’s class may make application for future classes, but applications are not carried forward.  A new application must be submitted for future classes.

Tuition of $600 is charged after acceptance to cover program costs associated with the sessions.  Participants are responsible for their own transportation to the sessions.  Transportation and meals during the session are provided.

A limited number of partial scholarships via the Ailleen Cray Scholarship Fund are available for those selected who need financial assistance.

More Details Available Here

2017-18 Itinerary

Orientation retreat Sept. 14 & 15, 2017 Rock Springs & Junction City/Geary County Learning Styles/True Colors/Team Building/SWOT Introduction of “FINDING YOUR PURPOSE”

Pottawatomie County – October 5, 2017 Community Collaboration – Adapting to Opportunities and Challenges

Kansas State University – October 26, 2017 Visioning – Creating our future with Investment in Education/Research

Fort Riley – November 16 & 17, 2017 Servant Leadership Conflict Prevention/Management – Threat Assessment /Negotiation Skills

Manhattan/Riley County – December 7, 2017 Entrepreneurship –Infrastructure Investment

Topeka – January 18, 2018 Economic Literacy, Collaboration & Compromise Celebration

February 9, 2018 Reflection – CELEBRATION  Host: Manhattan, Liquid Art