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The 2016 Leadership Manhattan Class with Kansas Governor Sam Brownback

Leadership Manhattan is primarily underwritten by the over 90 investors who have made financial commitments to ADVANTAGE Manhattan.  Please contact Janet Nichols for more information.

  • Identify potential business and community leaders and motivate them to become part of Leadership Manhattan
  • Provide these leaders with an awareness of the issues and opportunities facing the community
  • Expand and sharpen their leadership skills and techniques
  • Facilitate the ongoing communication and engagement among emerging and established leaders within the community
  • Encourage these trained and informed leaders to increase their involvement in local community affairs by matching skills and interests to existing goals

  • An increasing source of quality leaders for the Manhattan area
  • Access to a quality leadership training program that benefits the participants, their employers, and the community
  • Assistance to potential leaders in their development, matching their skills and interests with the needs of the community
  • An improved communications network among civic, business, social, and educational leaders
  • A leadership base with a broadened perspective to more effectively guide the community into its future

2017 Program Year Fall Dates

Nomination Deadline                     Friday, October 21, 2016

Informational Meeting                   Thursday, October 27, 2016, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Chamber Board Room

Application Deadline                     Monday, November 7, 2016

Notification of Selection                Monday, November 28, 2016                       

Class Announcement                   Wednesday, November 30, 2016

2017 Session Dates
All Sessions are full work days except where noted. Location and class topics to be announced.

Session I     January 12, 2017 (half day)

Session II        January 13, 2017

Session III        February 15 and 16,2017 
Session IV        March 9, 2017 

Session V         April 6, 2017

Nomination Form