Leadership Cowley County still is accepting applications for its 2017 class, which is filling up fast. Those who are interested in this leadership program, which promotes county awareness and addresses civic challenges, may apply online by July 28 on the LCC website at www.leadershipcowleycounty.org.

The class not only is a call to action for those who already are aware of their leadership skills, but it also is a means for developing skills in those who are not sure of their leadership capabilities. It provides transformative skill sets needed to improve the capacity to interact productively with others.

The Leadership Cowley County program is dedicated to training individuals from all backgrounds, education, and skill levels in the principles of both personal and civic leadership.

Class members learn about and visit various locations in the county, and are introduced to and work with curriculum developed by the Kansas Leadership Center.

The Kansas Leadership Center is a leadership development organization funded by a core operating grant from the Kansas Health Foundation.

Upon successful completion of the program, class members will have:

  • a thorough knowledge of their individual leadership skills;
  • an enhanced awareness of community needs and assets;
  • new relationships;
  • new networking capabilities;
  • a heightened sense of self reflection;
  • the chance for personal transformation.

Each leadership class is composed of two full-day or extended sessions and five afternoon sessions that take place on Tuesdays in September through November. The program content builds from week to week, making attendance at all sessions a requirement.

Orientation will be Aug. 29. Specific dates for the 2017 leadership class are Sept. 5, Sept. 19, Oct. 3, Oct. 17 (extended), Oct. 31 and Nov. 14.

Class tuition is $300. Some need-based scholarship assistance is available, which can be noted at time of application.

For more information, visit www.leadershipcowleycounty.org, call (620) 442-3094 or (620) 221-9951, or follow www.facebook.com/leadershipcowleycounty.