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Doniphan Leadership Institute

Wednesday, January 25 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm • Organized By Clay County Economic Development Council


Registration has begun for the Spring 2017 session of the Doniphan Executive Leadership Institute, which will begin Jan. 25.

The program was created to fill a gap in executive leadership training with a comprehensive, challenging program for tomorrow’s leaders in business and non-profit organizations. Those involved have noted that some of their learning is a surprise.

Several graduates from the previous class have been surprised at what they learned in the program, now in its 10th year. “This is probably the most effective leadership program I’ve ever attended,” noted Liberty Hospital Director of Emergency Services Andrew Battles, who also served in the U.S. Marine Corps. “They did a wonderful job leading and I learned something from everyone.”

Several graduates were surprised at what they learned about themselves. “They forced me to step out of my comfort zone and deal with my weaknesses,” noted Ryan Detwiler, assistant manager for the VIP Lounge at Harrah's North Kansas City. “That surprised me.”

A vice president of Commercial Lending and Treasury Management at Arvest Bank, Lisa McIntire agreed. “No one prepared me for the level of insight I’d gain about myself,” she said. “It was really dramatic.”

Sponsored by the Clay County Economic Development Council and the Pryor Center for Leadership Development, the Doniphan Institute is designed for individuals who want to be future leaders of their organizations throughout Greater Kansas City and beyond.

The program consists of one day each month for six months. With an aggressive list of reading, program topics include 360-Degree feedback, personal consultation and Servant Leadership. A major element involves direct interaction with veteran leaders who discuss their techniques and philosophies.

For additional information, call the Development Council at (816) 468-4989 or visit; or contact the Pryor Center at (816) 415-5052.
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