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Leadership Salina, a project of the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce and Greater Salina Community Foundation, is a program to develop leaders who will have the skills and capacities to move our community forward. Leadership for the twenty-first century includes a thorough understanding of the assets as well as the needs of their community. Salina’s community leaders must have skills and understanding, as well as a sense of responsibility, caring and compassion for others, the desire to serve, and to give back.
Leadership Salina graduates will receive course credit towards Kansas Wesleyan University's MBA program. Graduates who meet the application requirements will receive experiential credit in the equivalent of one elective course, leaving the participants with just nine courses to complete the MBA. Former Leadership Salina graduates will be grandfathered in.
The program includes six full-day sessions plus a one day session at the Kansas Leadership Center in Wichita. Each session will include learning a new leadership skill or capacity, a community panel, and community tour. The graduation will include a celebration of class accomplishments.
2018 Dates of the sessions are:
Skills needed to lead effectively today are different than in the past. Leaders today must understand the value of collaboration and possess the ability to be a facilitator. Leadership Salina class members will learn:
Community leaders must have a good understanding of their community. During each session, the class members will be exposed to a segment of the community by:
Class members will have the opportunity to use their leadership skills for the direct betterment of the community through a group project. Class members will determine their group project or projects based on their vision for the community. Group members will be responsible for researching their idea(s), determining feasibility, acquiring resources to complete the project, completing the project, and celebrating their accomplishment.
Tuition for the Leadership Salina Program is $500 per person, which includes all program materials, meals, social functions and lodging. Tuition can be paid by a business or organization for a participant, or an individual can pay his or her own tuition. A limited number of partial scholarships are available.
A diversified group of up to 30 participants will be selected from various business, professional, governmental, educational, religious, civic and minority organizations. The Leadership Advisory Board will review the applications and determine class participants. Leadership Salina does not discriminate in its enrollment policies on the basis of race, sex or religion. Participants must meet the following requirements:
Application deadline is August 1st and applications are available by calling the Chamber office, (785) 827-9301 for a paper copy or click on the application at the top of the page. The class will be chosen in August and the program runs from end August to mid-November.