What is the history of the program?


Started in 1979, Leadership Kansas is the second oldest statewide leadership program in the country. The program was established to identify a group of diverse, established leaders from across the state and develop programming that introduces the participants to the most important topics/issues in Kansas. It is an affiliate program of the Kansas Chamber and is governed by a separate, independent Board of Trustees that endeavors to maintain the high standards of one of the most revered leadership programs in the country.