Great news!

Wichita – The Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) has selected 49 organizations and communities across Kansas – two from Augusta – to serve as 2019 Leadership Transformation Grant Partners.
“Every year, KLC provides 1,500 scholarships to civically engaged organizations across Kansas to participate in our leadership programs. This is an important way we work toward developing stronger, healthier, more prosperous communities throughout our state,” said Ed O’Malley, president and CEO of the Kansas Leadership Center.
In the four years KLC has provided Leadership Transformation Grants, the organization has given 145 grants, trained 5,000 people and invested $4 million in Kansas organizations and communities.
The 2019 Leadership Transformation Grant partners from Augusta are the City of Augusta and Augusta USD 402.
“KLC’s programs align with our strategic visions and will greatly enhance the leadership capacities of our employees so that we may better serve each other and our community,” said Josh Shaw, city manager with the City of Augusta.
“The Leadership Transformation Grants allow participation into KLC’s core programs, which teach that leadership is an activity—not a position—and that anyone with an organization can exercise leadership effectively. These programs offer a framework by which organizations can share a common language and skills to approach their challenges,” said O’Malley.
Applications for Leadership Transformation Grants are accepted between June and August each year. See the complete list of 2019 partners and learn more at
About the Kansas Leadership Center
The Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) is a first-of-its-kind educational organization, based in Wichita but with a statewide focus and global reach. Founded in 2007 to foster civic leadership for healthier Kansas communities, KLC provided training to more than 9,000 participants during its first decade of existence. It receives core funding from the Kansas Health Foundation in Wichita. Learn more at