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"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of becoming."

 ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Leadership Training


Center for Leadership

LeadingAge Kansas' Center for Leadership is a year-long leadership intensive for individuals working in LeadingAge Kansas member organizations. The participants are chosen through a competitive application process and demonstrate a desire to grow their leadership knowledge in aging services. After completion of the program, they are designated Kansas Fellows and are becoming excellent leaders in our field across the state. The program is 100% member-led with a LeadingAge Kansas staff liaison.

Free and Low-Cost Online Leadership Training

Class Central is an application that provides access to audit management and leadership training from top universities around the country. Some options include:

Other Online Sites is an online learning for your entire company. Through it you can develop talent with expert-led courses on thousands of topics in the areas of Leadership , Business, Accounting, basic and advanced IT and more. It is focused on general business, but the key concepts are the same regardless of setting. There is a small fee to join, and it is much less than most online platforms. You will wonder where this has been your whole life.

  • Upskill your workforce: Help employees sharpen their business skills and be more effective.
  • Develop managers and leaders: Grow your leadership pipeline of new managers, experienced managers and high potentials.
  • Offer career development opportunities: Engage and retain employees by investing in their development.
  • Scale training across your organization: Cost-effectively train employees located anywhere with on-demand training.

Kahn Academy is a free online platform that is generally used for primary and secondary education, however it can be used to teach your employees personal finance, one of the soft skills that they need to succeed in life. 

  • Personal Finance
    • Saving and budgeting
    • Interest and debt
    • Investment vehicles and retirement
    • Income
    • Housing
    • Auto
    • Taxes
    • Paying for college
    • Keeping your information safe

Duolingo is a free online learning platform to help individuals learn a new language such as English, Spanish, French, Italian and German and provides a lesson-based structure in which you gradually learn new words and grammar. The site integrates visual, audio and written learning, so you become comfortable with the new language as a whole. Using Duolingo feels like playing a game, but after completing the full track of a language, you’ll be able to carry on a basic conversation.

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LeadingAge Kansas Training


Education Calendar

View the LeadingAge Kansas Education/Event Calendar to see all of our upcoming training. 



LeadingAge Kansas Foundation Scholarships 

LeadingAge Kansas' Foundation hosts a scholarship program underwritten by generous donations from individuals and businesses to provide scholarships for member employees to advance their education in aging services.  Since its inception, we have given out approximately $65,000 to deserving individuals across the state.

KS Board of Regents Scholarships

The Kansas Board of Regents has a number of scholarships available to help students achieve their academic goals.  A few are listed below:

  • Kansas Nursing Service Scholarship
  • Kansas Career Technical Workforce Grant 
  • Kansas Comprehensive Grant
  • Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship

KHERF Scholarships

Encouraging Excellence and Innovation is the focus of the Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation's annual Health Care Scholarship. Awards will be given in the following categories:

  • Nursing: undergraduate students in nursing (KHERF)
  • Graduate: graduate level students in any health care discipline (KHERF)
  • Future Faculty: students pursuing education necessary to become health care faculty (KHERF)
  • Health Care: undergraduate students in non-nursing health care fields (KHERF)
  • Health Care Administration: students in health care administration (KAHCE)