The Spring 2021 session of the Doniphan Executive Leadership Institute begins Jan. 29.
Co-sponsored by the EDC, the program was created to provide executive leadership training with a comprehensive, challenging program for tomorrow’s leaders in business and non-profit organizations. Those involved have noted that some of their learning is a surprise.
Several recent graduates have been surprised at what they learned in the program, which is entering its 15th year. “They forced me to step out of my comfort zone and deal with my weaknesses,” noted Ryan Detwiler, assistant manager for the VIP Lounge at Harrah's North Kansas City. “That surprised me.”
A vice president of Commercial Lending and Treasury Management at Arvest Bank and an EDC board member, Lisa McIntire agreed. “No one prepared me for the level of insight I’d gain about myself,” she said. “It was really dramatic.”
Sponsored by the Clay County Economic Development Council and the Pryor Center for Leadership Development, the Doniphan Institute is designed for individuals who want to be future leaders of their organizations throughout Greater Kansas City and beyond.
The program consists of one day each month for six months. With an aggressive list of reading, program topics include 360-Degree feedback, personal consultation and Servant Leadership. A major element involves direct interaction with veteran leaders who discuss their techniques and philosophies.