Doniphan Leadership Institute: Advanced Leadership for Greater Kansas City

Fall Session Starts in September

For more information or to register, E-mail info@clayedc.com, call (816) 468-4989, or download and e-mail the fall application (requires Adobe Acrobat or a similar program to view and print).

Fall 2014 Class Dates

  • Friday, September 5, 2014
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2014
  • Wednesday, November 11, 2014
  • Wednesday, December 3, 2014
  • Wednesday, January 7, 2015
  • Wednesday, February 4, 2015
The Clay County EDC and the Pryor Center for Leadership Development announce the next session of the Doniphan Leadership Institute.

The program develops advanced leaders for Clay County and the Greater Kansas City area. Doniphan Leadership Institute Fellows are the leaders and visionaries of a dynamic and vibrant Greater Kansas City metropolitan area and business community.

This exclusive program is a six-month executive training program focused on leadership development and vision. Key elements of the program includes leadership development theory, 360- Degree Feedback Assessment with consultation, in-depth group discussions, and experiential learning activities.

The program also features personal interaction with leaders focusing on vision and executive leadership. Consultants, mentors, and professional trainers with specialized skills and backgrounds deliver the program to the participants.

The Doniphan Leadership Institute is creating a new visionary leaders by providing the highest quality of facilitators, information, and guest lecturers. The participants of the Doniphan Leadership Institute are challenged to see beyond their current vision: to see into the broader community and to create a vision for “the greater good.”

Program Focus:

  • Clarity – Define your unique leadership DNA.
  • Confidence – Develop your leadership strengths with the right tools.
  • Community – Immerse yourself into a group that will help you grow as a leader and a visionary.

Program Format:

The Doniphan Leadership Institute is an integrated program tailored to individuals who want to be the future leaders of their organizations.

The program consists of six one-day meetings that are held over a six-month period. There will be over 100 hours of classroom instruction and out-of-class project work.

“It is extremely important that we, in the Heart of America, develop leaders who will positively impact the future of our great county and city. This program is designed to coach and teach upper and mid-level management, providing them those specific leadership attributes, cutting edge training and qualities, that will give participants the advantage in rising to the CEO levels of their companies. ”
— Tim Kristl, former EDC Chair

Leadership Institute Topics

  • Personal Growth Plan
  • 360 Feedback Assessment w/ Consultation
  • Behavioral/Personality Inventory
  • Situational Leadership Theory
  • Avoiding Career Derailment
  • Breakdown Management
  • Leading Through Change
  • Team Development Skills
  • Servant Leadership
  • Facilitative Leadership Skills/Coaching

Program Times 8:30 am - 4:30pm

Credits for Participation 3 Credit Hours from William Jewell College (transferable) CEU Credits = 6

Curriculum coordinated by The Pryor Center for Leadership Development, a distinctive service of William Jewell College. www.pryorcenter.org. The Doniphan Leadership Institute is an exclusive program of the Clay County Economic Development Council designed to promote and expand the mission and purpose of the Clay County EDC.


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