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External Leadership Programs

External Opportunities

KCPDC Supervisory Certificate

We partner with other local higher education institutions to provide a certificate program through Kansas City Professional Development Council (KCPDC). These classes are free to JCCC employees and open to all supervisors, aspiring supervisors or anyone interested in learning more about supervising.

Topics include:

  • Critical Skills for Supervisors
  • Making New Employees Feel Welcomed: Understanding the Onboarding Process
  • Legal Aspects of Supervision
  • Performance Management
  • Inclusive Leadership: Developing Intercultural Awareness for Effective Team Building and Innovative Outcomes
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving

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Local Chamber Leadership Programs

Leadership Northeast Johnson County is a regional professional development intensive offered annually by the NEJC Chamber from January to May. The program fosters crucial skills through various workshops, hands-on experiences, community involvement, and interaction with key leaders in the community.

  • Fundamental Competencies – Interpersonal, Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Continual Learning, Public Service Motivation
  • Building Coalitions – Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating
  • Business Acumen – Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management
  • Leading Change – Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision
  • Leading People – Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, Team Building
  • Results Driven Leadership- Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving

Leadership Olathe runs from January through May with eight full-day sessions. The program’s goal is to improve and strengthen individuals and the Olathe community by identifying, inspiring, and engaging those persons who have displayed a capacity for leadership and providing a means for directing participant involvement into community leadership roles.

Leadership Overland Park was established to develop leaders who are passionate about the future of their city and community. This leadership program informs and educates the future leaders of the region and prepares them to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Leadership Overland Park (LOP) is a 6‐month program, with 10 full‐day sessions from January‐June. Sessions focus on specific aspects of Overland Park such as city, county and state government, history, education, politics and current issues facing the city, county, metro area and state. The program gives focus to the Overland Park community, its opportunities and challenges. Emphasis is given to the City of Overland Park, Johnson County, the Kansas City Metro Area and the State of Kansas. During each session participants learn to use the skills necessary to be leaders in our region.

Shawnee Tomorrow Leadership is a community leadership development program with a goal to continuously develop individuals with the willingness, desire and capabilities to assume leadership roles within the Shawnee community, Johnson County and the State of Kansas and beyond. It runs from February through June

  • A unique opportunity to gain access to top business, civic and community leaders who play integral roles in the region
  • A behind-the-scenes view of the processes, programs, opportunities and challenges that impact the City, County and State
  • An opportunity for participants to meet and exchange ideas with each other and with current community leaders

If interested in participating in one of these programs, please email Rachel Haynes. All requests to participate in a chamber leadership program will be submitted to cabinet for approval.

Kansas Community College Leadership Institute (KCCLI)

KCCLI is designed for emerging and current leaders who seek to expand their understanding of the Kansas Community College system and to hone their leadership skills.​ It runs from September through May. Selection is made through Cabinet. If interested, please reach out to Rachel Haynes.