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Leadership Ellsworth County, originally a project of the Ellsworth-Kanopolis Area Chamber of Commerce and now a program supported by Ellsworth County Economic Development, was designed to develop leaders who will have the skills and capacities to move our communities forward.  Leadership for the 21st century includes a thorough understanding of the assets as well as the needs of their communities.  Ellsworth County's 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 Ellsworth County is a partner with world-renowned Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) and shares the curriculum and style modeled by the KLC.  Leadership Ellsworth County class members will work to build their leadership capacity through experimental learning based on a framework of four leadership competencies:


Diagnose the Situation

What might be the benefit of understanding interpretations of those around you before making your intervention?  

Whose work is it?




Energize Others

Intervene Skillfully

Manage Self

Who are the unusual voices?

How can you identify and work across factions to make progress?

What is the tolerance for raising the heat?  

How might you act experimentally or do something differently?

Have you been triggered and taken out of the game?

What is your comfort zone and how can you expand it?

What can I expect from Leadership Ellsworth County?

How does Leadership Ellsworth County differ from other programs?

Still have questions?  Get in touch with us here.

In just over a decade, the Kansas Leadership Center has established itself as a top destination for leadership training, attracting not only thousands of Kansans, but also participants from across the globe.  Leadership Ellsworth County is proud to be a partner with the world-renowned Kansas Leadership Center.  Experience why the training is "life-changing."

"Powerful, provocative, and inspiring.  The work done inside the walls of KLC is truly meaningful and purposeful.  So glad a facility of this caliber is right here in Kansas."

-Nadia Reimer