Leadership is not a position or a title; it is action and example. It may seem like some people are gifted with these skills, but the truth is most leadership traits can be learned or sharpened with time and practice.
Osborne County area residents have the opportunity to learn, sharpen and practice their leadership skills by participating in the Osborne County Leadership (OCL) program. OCL is a six month leadership course founded on the principles and competencies developed by the Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) and the Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership (KARL) Program. The biennial program will be facilitated in each of the five communities in Osborne County with each session focusing on leadership education and touring the communities of the county.
Meetings will be held monthly starting in September and ending in March, with no class in December, and will include a class trip.
Individuals living or working in the Osborne County area may apply for the biennial program. Twelve participants will be selected from various business, professional, governmental, educational, religious and civic organizations. A tuition fee of $150 ($75 for students) will be charged to each participant to help cover costs of lodging, speakers, meals, etc., and may be paid by the participant, his/her employer or sponsoring organization.
Meeting topics and areas for learning include: basic leadership, communication skills and personal development, conflict management, strategic planning and adapting to change, government, and economic development.
For more information about OCL, please contact:
Nadine Sigle / 785-346-6256
Gary Doane / 785-545-7045
Jenjer Murphy / 785-885-8079
LaRhea Cole / 785-545-5564
Jim Hindman / 785-346-4392