The Kansas Press Association staff encourages all member newspapers to consider participating in a new leadership training program opportunity slated for 2018.
You can receive a world class leadership training experience from the Kansas Leadership Center in Wichita almost totally financed by a grant and by contributions from the Kansas Newspaper Foundation, which will pick up a good portion of the incidental expenses to sweeten the pot.
Emily Bradbury, KPA's assistant director and member services director, wrote the grant after she attended a 2 1/2 day session last spring, which will allow for 40 sessions free for Kansas newspapermen and women.
"The Kansas Leadership Center is a real gem," she said. "I have utilized a number of the skills I learned there. As a team, we decided this kind of intensive training would serve a critical purpose for KPA as we identify and train the future leaders of our organization and of newspapers in the state."
Since the training involves overnight stays in Wichita and other expenses, KNF will pick up a good portion of those expenses, Bradbury said.
Three separate programs are available to KPA members through the Kansas Leadership Center's Transformation Grant.
Bradbury suggests that two of them - "Your Leadership Edge" and "Lead for Change" - be completed before taking advantage of the third training, "Equip to Lead."
"We're announcing this now so that KPA members can look at the dates for 2018 and choose which sessions would best fit their schedules," Bradbury said.
And enrollment in some classes is limited, so Bradbury suggests members sign up as quickly as possible by following the links
Click here to sign up for Your Leadership Edge.
Click here to sign up for Lead for Change
Click here to sign up for Equip to Lead
The KPA promo code for tuition free discount for each program is KPA2018
To read more about each of the programs, go here to page 2 of the latest Kansas Publisher.