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Kansas Leadership Forum

A Kansas Association for Professionals and Volunteers Providing Leadership Development and Education

The Kansas Leadership Forum (KLF) is a professional association designed to serve and assist those Kansas professionals and volunteers involved in providing youth and adult leadership development and education. By linking people working in the field of leadership, KLF serves as a vehicle for the exchange of ideas, resources, information and knowledge about leadership education.

 

Kansas Leadership Forum
KLF Connector Award
 
The Kansas Leadership Forum (KLF) and Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development, with support from the Kansas Health Foundation, are pleased to announce a new recognition to be awarded in 2013 called the “KLF Connector Award.”  This award is intended to recognize a person who has done an outstanding job in encouraging collaboration among partners and who has provided outstanding leadership in connecting people and programs for positive community purposes.
 
In addition to receiving an awards certificate, the person selected for this award will be able to designate a charity which would receive a $1,000 donation in that person’s honor.  The award replaces the organization’s annual Distinguished Leadership Award. 
 
Part of the purpose of the KLF organization, when it was first founded in 1994, was to “link people working in the field of leadership, establish relationships for the exchange of ideas, information and research, and encourage the creation of new partnerships…”.  The purpose of this new award is to emphasize and support this element of connection and collaboration.
 
The following criteria will be used for selection by an independent review committee.  How effectively does this person:
  1. Identify and encourage strengths, assets and resources among others?
  2. Utilize such talents from multiple sources in a collaborative fashion?
  3. Engage other people or groups in efforts to accomplish positive community or organizational purposes?
  4. Involve diverse populations in accomplishing shared goals?
  5. Work to build new partnerships and relationships?
 
Individuals and/or organizations are encouraged to submit nominations of outstanding Kansans to be considered for this award.  Attached is a nomination form.
 
Proposals should be submitted electronically (in pdf or Word format) to jlierz@k-state.edu no later than October 1, 2013.  Please put “Nomination” in the subject line.
 
All proposals must be received by Tuesday, October 1, 2013 to be considered.  The award winner will be selected through an independent third-party review process.  Questions can be emailed to the Huck Boyd Institute at rwilson@k-state.edu.
 
 
Kansas Leadership Forum
KLF Connector Award
Nomination Form
 
Nominations should be submitted electronically (in pdf or Word format) to
jlierz@k-state.edu no later than October 1, 2013.   (No more than three pages)  Please put “Nomination” in the subject line.
 
  1. Person submitting nomination, including contact information (name, address, e-mail address, phone.)
 
 
  1. Person being nominated, including contact information (name, address,
 e-mail address, phone.)
 
 
  1. Specific information stating why this person is deserving of the award, based on the following criteria.
  1. Identifies and encourages strengths, assets, and resources among others;
 
 
  1. Utilizes the above talents from multiple sources in a collaborative fashion;
 
 
  1. Engages other people and groups to accomplish positive community or organizational purposes; involves diverse populations in accomplishing shared goals;
 
 
  1. Works to build new partnerships and relationships.
 
 
  1. Evidence, examples, or outcomes which demonstrate and document why the nominee should be selected.
 
 
 
 
All nominations must be received by Tuesday, October 1, 2013 to be considered.  The award winner will be selected through an independent third-party review process.  Questions can be e-mailed to the Huck Boyd Institute at rwilson@k-state.edu.
 
Click on the link below to access the nomination form:
 
 
 
Grants for Leadership Projects
 
In spring 2013, the Kansas Leadership Forum and Huck Boyd Foundation, with support from a grant from the Kansas Health Foundation, offered grants for community or collegiate Leadership Projects.
 
Congratulations to these recipients!
 
 
Connect Hodgeman Leadership Program – trip to the Eisenhower Center in Abilene for 5 Star Leadership Program
 
Leadership McPherson – Kansas Summer Lunch program
 
Leadership Chanute – Chanute Area Veterans Memorial
 
Leadership Labette – rock climbing wall in Parsons pool and minigrants to other communities in county
 
Leadership Lincoln County – banners in every community in the county
 
Rawlins County/Atwood - Emerging Leaders program
 
Leadership Southwestern – Performing Arts Day
 
Leadership Southwestern – mobile presentation unit for leadership team
 
Shawnee Tomorrow Leadership – supporting Rebuilding Together Shawnee in Johnson County
 
 
Thanks to the Kansas Health Foundation and to those students and local citizens who are implementing these leadership projects!