Application Process

By mid May each year the Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program announces the opportunity to apply for the Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program.  Nominations are encouraged with attention to dedicated employees wishing to continue improvement in the regions quality of life and livelihood.    Candidates must live and/or work at Ft Riley or within  Geary, Riley and Pottawatomie  counties.

Click her to complete application: (Open May 15 – July 16, 2020)

Application for the 2019-20 class offering of the Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program will be CLOSED at midnight tonight. Any applications time stamped after midnight July 16 will not be considered.

Follow along as the selected class members are introduced in late August and training sessions get underway in September.

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While waiting for notification candidates that completed application can keep track of our activities and review past sessions on social media.


Important Dates:
Applications Out . . . . . . . . . . . . May 15, 2019
Application Deadline . . . . . . . . .. July 16, 2019
Notification of Selection . . . . …August 9, 2019
Tuition Due . . . . . . . . . . . . . ….August 28, 2019
Public Announcement . . . …August 29, 2019

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

2019-20 TIME-TABLE

Orientation Retreat . . . . . . . … Sept. 12 & 13, 2019 Rock Springs – 12th True Colors/Team Building/SWOT         — Junction City/Geary County Session – 13th Team Engagement Introduction of “FINDING YOUR PURPOSE”

Pottawatomie County…. October 10, 2019 Learning Styles/Community Collaboration – Adapting to Opportunities and Challenges

Kansas State University  – October 24, 2019 Visioning – Creating our future with Investment in Education/Research

Fort Riley – November 21 & 22, 2019 Servant Leadership Community Engagement, Conflict Prevention/Management – Threat Assessment / Negotiation Skills

Manhattan/Riley County – December 12, 2019 Entrepreneurship –Infrastructure Investment

Topeka – January 16, 2020 Economic Literacy, Collaboration & Compromise

Celebration – February 7, 2020 Reflection Host: Junction City 

SPECIAL PROJECT: Inspiring a Collective Purpose – Embolden Champions for the Cause