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Leadership: A Framework for Making Progress

October 26, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

OMNI in partnership with the Kansas Leadership Center presents our Leadership Development Series. This program series provides engaging teaching methods facilitated by Ron Alexander, Kansas Leadership Center faculty, that are designed to equip professional executives with proven leadership skills.

Program Dates: October 26 / December 1 / January 10 / February 8 / March 8

Cost: $750 total (includes all five sessions)


Session 1 Overview:

Utilizing a personal leadership dilemma as the context, this session is designed to introduce participants to the framework of the Kansas Leadership Center, with special emphasis on understanding the nature of the work.

Pre-work:

During this program, you will make use of a personal leadership challenge as a way to apply the leadership concepts being presented.  The challenge may be connected to your professional, personal, volunteer or civic roles.  It should be a challenge for which you are genuinely open to alternative possibilities concerning your roles or responsibilities; and one which would make your life significantly better if progress could be made.  In preparation for the first session, please identify a challenge.  It may help you to consider the following questions.  It will be helpful to you if you answer these questions in writing.  Keep your answers brief.  The pre-work will probably be approximately one page in length.

  • Characterize the problem or opportunity from your perspective.
  • Who are the major players and what are their major interests?
  • Describe as concretely as possible the actions you have taken to address the challenge.

You will share as much or as little of this dilemma as you choose.  You will NOT be asked to share your written document.


Book: Participants in this program should purchase the Kansas Leadership Center’s For the Common Good:  Participant Handbook.  The book may be purchased at the following link:  http://kansasleadershipcenter.org/klcpress/


Presenter:  Ron Alexander is a member of the core faculty of the Kansas Leadership Center and the President of R.E. Alexander and Associates, LLC.   He directs, facilitates and consults on a range of leadership and community development initiatives.  His work is focused on helping groups, organizations, businesses and communities make progress on deep, daunting challenges.  He is a graduate of Kansas State and completed Art and Practice of Leadership Development course work at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.  In addition to his work, Ron is passionate about his faith, his family and riding his bicycle.  Ron and his wife of 39 years live in Overland Park.

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