Frequently Asked Questions about Applying for the Center for Leadership

Q: What is the Center for Leadership?
A: The Center for Leadership is an immersive leadership program designed to help individuals understand leadership, innovation, and advocacy. Participants must apply to be accepted into the program. You will gain practical tools that can be practiced after the very first meeting.

Q: How much time will I spend participating in the CFL?
A: There are four 2-day, in-person sessions as well as 7-10 zoom meetings in the months that do not have in-person meetings scheduled. There is required reading material and a project required for the program. Depending on how much time you put into the program, you can spend between 60 and 100 hours during the Center for Leadership time.

Q: How much does the Program Cost?
A: The program costs $1,950 for the entire year. The cost includes most meals for the 4 in-person meetings, technology platforms, facilitator and guest speaker time, meeting location rental, textbooks and other learning material and much more. Fellows (or their employer) will be responsible for travel costs, hotel rooms (will be at group rates) and any pre/post meeting meals.

Q: Are scholarships available for the program?
A: Yes. Due to a special gift from Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America, scholarships are available. PMMA doesn’t want cost to be a barrier to growing future leaders in Kansas. Contact Stephanie at LeadingAge Kansas ([email protected].) Thank you PMMA!

Q: What are the dates for the in-person sessions? October 18 & 19, 2023, January 23 & 24, 2024, May 1 & 2, 2024 and August 2024 (exact dates TBD)

Q: I would like to send several staff through the program. Is there a limit to participation from one member?
A: Yes. We cap the number of individuals from one member organization to 4 in order for everyone to be in a different coaching group and feel comfortable sharing the learning that is happening within them.

Here is the link to the application. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie at [email protected] or 785.233.7443.

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