Chamber Vision July and August 2017 - Page 12

12 July & August 2017 Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau The Emporia Chamber has partnered with the Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) to create stronger, healthier, more prosperous communities. To grow our communities, we must mobilize others to inspire a collective purpose for the common good. We know it is risky and challenging work. The mission of the KLC is to foster civic leadership for healthier Kansas communities, and their core objectives are to inspire, educate and connect communities. Leadership Emporia IS: 1) Learning skills and techniques to work with others, across factions, to create an environment for the better. 2) A program to engage the unusual voices that are often not heard. 3) About being challenged to ask and answer tough questions about ourselves and our communities. 4) Learning through powerful experiences that provide conceptual frameworks, skills, tools, and ways of being consistent with a more purposeful and collaborative leadership approach. The 29th class (2016) of Leadership Emporia at the Sauder Alumni Center after receiving their plaques. Participants must attend all sessions in order to complete the program. Application Instructions & Process: • Information must be confined to the application. • All answers must be typed or handwritten legibly, Leadership Emporia IS NOT: • You may apply on-line 1) Networking, although you will make great connections that will benefit you for years to come. 2) Learning about Emporia, although you will learn about the community. 3) The program it was when it started 28 years ago. Leadership Emporia begins with a two-day opening retreat followed by five sessions. During these sessions participants will explore the KLC Leadership Competencies of Diagnosing the Situation; Energizing Others; Managing Self; and Intervening Skillfully. • Applications are subject to confidential evaluations, and class size is limited. If you are not selected to be a part of this year’s class, we encourage you to reapply next year. Applications are not held over for the next year. • Application Deadline - Your application must be signed and received by 5 p.m., August 11, 2017, at the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce, 719 Commercial, Emporia, KS 66801.