About Leadership Golden Belt

Why Leadership:

Leadership is a skill that continuously needs to be refined to propel and influence objectives. Exercising our leadership skills is not a one-size fits all approach. We provide you with several local opportunities to inspire you to be the solution. All events are open to individuals cultivating their leadership skills. Join us for one event or make plans to attend them all! 

Capacity Building:

Leadership builds community capacity, the momentum we need to reach our development goals.  It supports citizen involvement, sustainability, collaboration, opens dialogue and much more.  Effective leadership knowledge, planning, and attitudes are necessary in maintaining our culture. 


2017 Event Line-Up

(click the sections below for more detailed information)

July 11: Supervisor Bootcamp

Workshop: Supervisor Bootcamp

July 11, 2017    (9 am - 3 pm )
Facilitator: Seth Kastle & Sabrina William
Location: Holiday Inn Express - 3821 10th St, Great Bend
Registration: $50  (includes lunch and material)
Catering: Wheatland Café (Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, bread, white cake with white frosting)

Name of Registrant(s)

New to a supervisory position or need to brush up?  Participants will gain more tools and expertise on five fundamental supervisory skills including Guiding the Work, Organizing the Work, Developing Your Staff, Managing Performance, and Managing Relations.  Practical tools will be introduced and discussed to equip managers to lead, manage, and develop their employees.  This program gives supervisors a well-rounded learning experience, balancing facilitator instruction with private reflection and group interaction.  Action planning follows each skill activity so participants continually apply new knowledge to their current situation.

Meet the Facilitators:

Seth Kastle has been with the Department of Leadership Studies at FHSU since 2010. His primary teaching responsibility involves facilitating Leadership Studies courses at FHSU's partner institutions abroad. Seth is also a First Sergeant and Drill Sergeant in the US Army Reserve, and has served two tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. He is also active in the Bryan Nichols Foundation. Seth and his family live in the Hays area.

Sabrina Williams is the Director of the Management Development Center at FHSU.  She has over 10 years of experience in economic development and has worked effectively in leading projects, organizing teams, managing organizational budgets and working within the guidance of boards. She enjoys meeting facilitation, work with non-profit organizations, and facilitating training and development workshops. She has a Master of Liberal Studies with a concentration in Organizational Leadership and a B.S. in Business Administration from Fort Hays State University.


*** Refunds are not available; however, people may be substituted.

Sept 14: Strategic Planning for Organizations and Teams

Workshop: Strategic Planning for Organizations & Teams

September 14, 2017    (9 am - 3 pm)
Facilitator: Joyce McEwen Crane
Location: Holiday Inn Express - 3821 10th St, Great Bend
Registration: $50.00 (includes lunch and material)

Name of Registrant(s)

A plan with no data is merely an opinion. Learn options for identifying and organizing relevant data, approaches to establishing a shared vision, and methods to move your team or organization to action.

Meet the Facilitator:

*** Refunds are not available; however, people may be substituted.

Dec 7: Leadership Golden Belt Planning Meeting

Luncheon: 2018 Event Planning

December 7, 2017    (12 pm - 1 pm)
Location: Delgados Mexican Restaurant - 2210 10th St, Great Bend
Registration: $0.00 must RSVP to sue@goldenbeltcf.org

Anyone can be a part of the planning process.  We discuss which workshops to bring in, what facilitators to use, and potential luncheon topics that resonate with the community.  Leadership Golden Belt works hard to provide you with local leadership opportunities.  We will take care of lunch just RSVP and bring your ideas!



Need an event registration scholarship?  We have a limited number available.  Inquire by emailing sue@goldenbeltcf.org.