Emerge & Lead is a leadership development program designed to enhance the leadership skills of individuals that work or volunteer for nonprofit organizations in Kansas. 

The 10-month program will provide unique learning opportunities for building leadership skills and addressing challenges within nonprofit organizations.

Ideal participants for this program should:
- Show substantive history of involvement in the nonprofit sector through employment, volunteerism or board service,
- Be willing to commit to, and attend all sessions of the 10-month program,
- Demonstrate the initiative to becoming a high-performing leader with a commitment to the Kansas nonprofit sector,
- Be energized by addressing challenges, constructive feedback and open to trying new approaches in their work,
- Not afraid to ask questions, challenge yourself, and enrich the learning experience of peers,
- Have an interest in being part of an ongoing alumni network.

Program Components include:
- Participation in Kansas Leadership Center "Your Leadership Edge" - Conference
- Leadership Training
- Peer Coaching 
- Board Governance Training
- Networking
- Mentoring & More

Nonprofit Chamber Members      $250          Nonmembers      $750

Nominations are closed. Please check back in November 2018 to nominate for our 2019 Emerge & Lead Class.



First Row: Kristin Wade, Director of PotteryWorks, Legacy Ministries; Brenda Gutierrez,  Contract Specialist,  COMCARE Administration; Brenda Bandy, Executive Director,  Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition, Inc.; Dana Cox, Executive Director, The Treehouse; Emily Risley, Membership Engagement Coordinator, Nonprofit Chamber of Service; Madeline Akers, Board President,  Wichita Fellowship Club Inc.; Jill Bosley, Executive Director,  Wesley Children's Foundation; Michelle Crommes, Program Coordinator,  Rainbows United, Inc.; Candace Staker, Family Support Services Coordinator, Rainbows United, Inc.; Renee Walker, Vice-President of Human Resources, Rainbows United, Inc.

Second Row:  Richard Broadley,  Executive Director,  Legacy Ministries, Inc.; Bryn Murphy, Coordinator, Sunlight Children's Advocacy & Rights Foundation; Kimberly Cronister,  Director of Community Development, Hunter Health; Lisa Capps, Director of Development,  Envision, Inc.; Ann Marie Siegwarth, Director of Fund Development, Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland; Aaron Ryan, Executive Director, University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita Medical Practice Association; Jason Taylor, Assistant Director, Medical Service Bureau, Rechelle Lemasters, President, The Hive Institute; Kerah Pralle,  Bookkeeper/Clerical Worker, Wichita Fellowship Club.  
Not pictured: Chip Neumann, Executive Director,  Midwest Battle Buddies; Dan Overholt,  Strategic Resources Director, Legacy Ministries; George Smith, House Manager, Wichita Fellowship Club.

Congratulations to the 2018 Emerge & Lead Class