Members of the LGT Class of 2019LGT Class of 2019 – The Best Class Ever – Full Stop 2019

For the Greater Topeka area to grow and prosper, we need leaders from all backgrounds and vocations, who will wrestle with the challenges facing our community. The goals are to challenge and motivate traditional and non-traditional leaders by teaching adaptive leadership competencies through information, dialogue and hands-on experience, so participants are better prepared to strengthen and transform our community.

Nominations and applications for the program are accepted each fall with the new class announced before year-end. The course is offered to begin in late January and runs until mid-May with a two-day retreat and eight-day-long sessions, primarily on Fridays.

The sessions cover key community concerns in the areas of quality of life, government, crime, business and economic development, community services, education, healthcare and the media. Woven throughout the program are concepts of:

Adaptive/Technical Leadership Skills

  • Leadership Skills: Gallup’s Clifton Strengthsfinder Assessment, change, collaboration, consensus, facilitation, visioning and steps to a learning community.
  • Community Leadership: The activity of leadership to effectively represent, protect and strengthen the community’s interest.

Chamber membership is not a requirement for participation.

The program is funded through tuition, scholarships and sponsorships.

For additional information, you are encouraged to email