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Leadership Lawrence 2018-2019

Opening Retreat – September 27 and 28, 2018

  • The Leadership Lawrence graduate will have knowledge of the expectations of participation in Leadership Lawrence.
  • Explore historical and cultural influences in Lawrence and Douglas County. 
  • Identify a “person of influence” and the qualities of leadership exhibited by that person. 
  • Understand different learning styles; identify their personal learning style and the learning style of other class members. 

Education Day – October 11, 2018

  • The Leadership Lawrence graduate will gain knowledge of the educational opportunities and challenges in Lawrence and Douglas County.
  • Identify the impact that education has on Lawrence and Douglas County.
  • Identify gaps and issues of equity in educational opportunities in Lawrence and Douglas County and their impact on the community.

Arts and Culture Day – November 1, 2018

  • The Leadership Lawrence graduate will gain knowledge of the opportunities and challenges of the arts and culture in Lawrence and Douglas County.
  • Identify the economic impact the arts and culture have on Lawrence and Douglas County.
  • Introduce a variety of art and culture venues available in Lawrence and Douglas County.

Social Services Day – November 29, 2018

  • The Leadership Lawrence graduate will gain knowledge of the social service opportunities and challenges in Lawrence and Douglas County.
  • Develop an understanding of the human services available in Lawrence and Douglas County.
  • Gain an understanding of the fiscal impact a lack of  human services hason the community .
  • Introduce the class to the wide variety oerf human services agencies available to residents of Lawrence and Douglas County.

Communications Day – December 13, 2018

  • The Leadership Lawrence graduate will gain knowledge of the opportunities and challenges communications in Lawrence and Douglas County.
  • Evaluate current issues in our community focusing on the idea of civility and ethics in communication.
  • Understand the basic tenets of media communications, including the digital environment.
  • Learn the importance of crisis communications planning
  • Understand the role and responsibility of a media consumer

Community Health Day – January 10, 2019

  • The Leadership Lawrence graduate will gain knowledge the opportunities and challenges of community health, including physical health, mental health and overall wellness.
  • Introduce the class to a variety of health systems in the community, how they work together and where there are gaps or overlaps in services 
  • Gain an understanding of the fiscal impact of health services and personal wellness on the community
  • Identify the variety of recreational opportunities that exist in Lawrence and Douglas County
  • Identify the challenges of meeting the community health needs of Lawrence and Douglas County
  • Recognize the importance of comprehensive wellness, both personal and community

Local Government Day – January 31, 2019

  • The Leadership Lawrence graduate will gain knowledge of local government’s opportunities and challenges in Lawrence and Douglas County.
  • Develop an understanding of the role and responsibility of the City Commission and County Commission.
  • Identify the services provided by City and County Government.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the court system in Lawrence and Douglas County and its work with law enforcement

State Government Day – February 14, 2019

  • The Leadership Lawrence graduate will gain knowledge of state government operations and procedures.
  • Meet state representatives and senators, in the state capitol.
  • Meet with members of the state court system.

Economic Development Day – March 7, 2019

  • The Leadership Lawrence graduate will gain knowledge of the economic opportunities and challenges in Lawrence and Douglas County.
  • Evaluate how Education, Arts, Media, Social Services, Health Care, Civic Involvement, Government and Business impact and are impacted by economic development in Lawrence and Douglas County.
  • Identity the various tools available in the economic development arena.
  • Understand the three legs of economic development in Lawrence and Douglas County: Recruitment, Retention/Expansion and Entrepreneurship.
  • Develop an understanding of the variety of businesses in the community and the importance of buying local.
  • Understand the bioscience initiatives of KU, Lawrence and Douglas County.

Civic Responsibility Day – April 4, 2019

  • The Leadership Lawrence graduate will gain knowledge of the Civic Responsibility opportunities and challenges in Lawrence and Douglas County.
  • Identify the economic impact Civic Involvement has on Lawrence and Douglas County.
  • Demonstrate and understanding of how to get involved in a variety of community service activities in Lawrence and Douglas County.
  • Participate in a service project as a class or in small groups.
  • Receive training on how to be an effective board member.
  • Recognize the variety of types of board membership
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the process to run for office or work on a political campaign.

Final Retreat – April 25, 2019

  • The Leadership Lawrence graduate willdevelop a personal plan for civic involvement that contains the four Leadership Competencies.
  • Onward – Determine how class members want to continue the Leadership Lawrence experience

Graduation – May 10, 2019


Events

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Women’s Leadership Conference
March 11, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
University of Kansas
Capitol Federal Hall
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