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

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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)
Catering: Delgado's Mexican Restaurant (Tostados, Corn Tacos, Pork Chili, Chips, Cheese Dip, & Salsa) and Flavored Celebrations (Vanilla Cupcakes)

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A plan with no data is merely an opinion. Strategic planning is an organizational effort to set priorities and focus resources towards common goals.  In this workshop you will learn options for identifying and organizing relevant data, approaches to establishing a shared vision, and methods to move your team or organization to action.

Produced outcomes are attributed to advanced planning.  Our expert facilitator will provide individuals and teams with the framework for change.  This workshop is geared towards business administrators, civic groups, executive directors, CEOs, small business owners, and individuals interested in developing a shared planned.  Strategic direction provides the competitive advantage.

Registration is just $50.00 and includes all workshop materials and lunch.  The workshop is from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, at Holiday Inn Express in Great Bend.  Online registration is available now at www.goldenbeltcf.org/leadership with a September 8th deadline.  A limited number of scholarships are available to nonprofit organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford County, Kansas.  Golden Belt Community Foundation believes that leadership is a skill that continuously needs to be refined to propel and influence objectives.  We provide you with several local opportunities to inspire you to be the solution.  All events are open to individuals cultivating their leadership skills.  Leadership Golden Belt workshops, events, and activities are all possible because of the endowment fund established by Kansas Health Foundation, for a community leadership program, at the Golden Belt Community Foundation.

Meet the Facilitator:

Joyce McEwen Crane, PhD, PCC, BCC, believes that a deeply discerning and flexible understanding of relationships and systems is one of the hallmarks of masterful leadership. Dr. McEwen Crane employs and teaches this and other skills in her work as a professional consultant and coach for businesses, foundations, community coalitions and nonprofits across the state of Kansas, for which she provides multiple organizational capacity-building strategies. Having owned two successful businesses, managed two counseling centers, and provided corporate training and curriculum development for several relationship-based programs in Kansas, Dr. McEwen Crane brings a wealth of experience and dedication to her work on the teaching and coach teams at the Kansas Leadership Center. She also serves as the Strategic Development Coordinator for the Community Engagement Institute of Wichita State University.

*** 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 community needs, what workshops to bring in, facilitators we want to use, and potential luncheon topics that resonate with the individuals.  Leadership Golden Belt works hard to provide you with local leadership opportunities.  We will take care of lunch just RSVP and bring your ideas!

 

Past Event: Entrepreneurship Speakers’ Panel

Luncheon: Entrepreneurship Speakers' Panel

June 7, 2017    (12 pm - 1 pm)
Moderator: Sue Cooper
Location: Holiday Inn Express - 3821 10th St, Great Bend
Registration: $0.00 must RSVP to sue@goldenbeltcf.org
Catering: Delgado's Mexican Restaurant (Tostados, Corn Tacos, Pork Chili, Chips, Cheese Dip, & Salsa) and Kookies by Karla (Custom sugar cookies)

A panel of entrepreneurs will share how they launched their own businesses. Each of our speakers brings a unique perspective and story to the table.  The common threads with successful entrepreneurship are ambition and dedication.  We are excited to welcome the following businesses as a part of our expert panel:

 

Past Event: 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)

***EVENT IS FULL
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.

 

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

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