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October 17, 2022


Kansas Leadership Center announces recipients of

2023 Leadership Transformation Grants

Wichita, Kan. – The Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) has selected 87 organizations across Kansas as 2023 Leadership Transformation Grant (LTG) partners. The grants will help the partner organizations create a culture that embraces change, tackles problems, and seizes opportunities.

Julia Fabris McBride photo

Julia Fabris McBride

“The Leadership Transformation Grants are our primary vehicle for sharing the gift of KLC’s core grant from the Kansas Health Foundation (KHF). KLC and KHF partner this way to build the leadership and civic engagement capacity of organizations across the state. We’re proud to see this program grow every year since we started offering these grants nine years ago,” said Julia Fabris McBride, interim president and CEO of the Kansas Leadership Center.

In 2023, KLC will partner with 87 unique organizations from 33 cities across Kansas and provide the opportunity for participants to learn, practice and engage with the KLC Framework. The program also utilizes KLC’s new book, When Everyone Leads, to be released by best-selling business publisher Bard Press on January 31, 2023.

Kaye Monk-Morgan

Kaye Monk-Morgan

“Leadership isn’t about authority and position, it’s an activity where small actions are taken in moments of opportunity,” said Kaye Monk-Morgan, KLC’s chief impact officer and teacher. “When everyone leads, we make progress on our most important challenges. That’s what the Leadership Transformation Grants are all about – engaging people across the state to solve daunting challenges in their communities, organizations, and professional lives.”

Organizations that receive Leadership Transformation Grants will establish a core team of three to six individuals to take on the responsibilities of the grant. Organizations chosen will have one year to participate in KLC’s dynamic program experiences and utilize KLC resources and consultation.

Katy Weidner

Katy Weidner

“The Leadership Transformation Grants provide access to programs on the KLC Path, a three-step sequence which teaches that leadership is an activity—not a position—and that anyone within an organization can exercise leadership effectively. These programs offer a framework by which organizations can share a common language and skills to approach their challenges and empower employees to mobilize others to create progress in their organization and communities,” said Katy Weidner, KLC program manager.

In the past eight years of awarding these grants, KLC has given 421 grants, trained over 10,000 people, and partnered with over 275 Kansas organizations and communities.