Leadership Ellsworth County is a skills-based program.  Expect to learn the skills and competencies to develop better leadership.  Expect to be asked to experiment with those ideas with your own personal leadership challenge.  Expect to stretch your skillsets, be asked to think outside of the box, and expect to have an amazing network of classmates that will become your colleagues and friends. 

However, it's not enough just to learn the skills.  We want you to practice them in a supportive environment and leave with a plan of action on the leadership challenge that matters most to you. 

*Leadership Principles*

  • Leadership is an activity, not a position

  • leadership is risky

  • it starts with you and must engage others

  • anyone can lead, anytime, anywhere

  • your purpose must be clear

How does Leadership Ellsworth County (LEC) differ from other programs?  LEC is a community leadership program, driven by working in the gap of what makes progress so difficult.  As a part of the foundation of learning, we will answer the following three questions.

When you think about the future of Ellsworth County, what concerns you the most?

What makes progress difficult?

What type of leadership will it take?

More about Leadership Ellsworth County

and the Kansas Leadership Center

Leadership Ellsworth County uses the curriculum and partnership of the Kansas Leadership Center for our model.  Experience the difference of this leadership program over all others.


The Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) is a non-profit organization committed to fostering leadership for stronger, healthier and more prosperous Kansas communities.


It’s not difficult to see the challenges facing our world today. Look around you. Situations crying out for more leadership are everywhere, in Kansas and beyond. Most of us have something where we’d like to see greater leadership, more action and better outcomes. That’s where we come in...

Our aspiration is for our leadership ideas to help you and other Kansans lead in communities and organizations.

We believe more leadership creates healthier Kansas communities. Our hearts, purpose and primary focus are on Kansans. Although our roots in our home state are deep, our reach spreads beyond state borders. People visit the Kansas Leadership Center from as far away as Australia, India, Saudi Arabia and Ireland along with countless states across America.

Wherever you live and whatever challenges you face, we invite you to join Kansans as we redefine leadership. Now, make a decision to act. While we can’t offer grand solutions to ‘solve’ the challenges facing you in Kansas (or beyond), we instead offer small steps forward to collectively paint a more compelling picture.


Let us equip you with skills to move forward.