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  • Leadership Norton County

  • Leadership Norton County launches in August 2021. The program will consist of 7 full-day sessions that include two components: leadership education and a local tour/speakers.  These sessions will take place in-person, unless county health recommendations advise differently at the time. In addition to the 7 full day sessions, the program will include participation in the 2-day Your Leadership Edge program at Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) in April, and a reception following program completion in May. The 7 full-day session programs will run from August 2021 - March 2022 (excluding the month of December) followed by the KLC program in April.

    Class size is limited to 12 participants. Upon acceptance to the class, the tuition fee is $150 payable by August 19, 2021. Classes will be held the third Thursday of each month August - November and January - April.

    Applications must be received at the Chamber office by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 12, 2021. Class participants will be announced by Friday, July 16, 2021. CLICK HERE FOR THE ONLINE APPLICATION!

    Program General Outline (Subject to Change):

    • August 2021
      • Leadership Education: Team Building
      • Session Highlights: Program Introduction & Orientation facilitated by KLC
      • Tours/Speakers: Low-Ropes Course at The Goddard Place
    • September
      • Leadership Education: Diagnose Situation (KLC Competency)
      • Session Highlights: Parliamentary Procedure (Facilitated by K-State Research & Extension); Civic Government
      • Tours/Speakers: City Council, County Commissioners, Courthouse, Elected Officials, Pinegar & Smith (Legislative Consultants from Topeka)
    • October
      • Leadership Education: Manage Self (KLC Competency)
      • Session Highlights: Know Yourself (Enneagram Facilitator); Local Healthcare
      • Tours/Speakers: Hospital, Valley Hope, Health Department, Theraplay, High Plains Mental Health, Rice PA, Colby Community College Nursing, EMS, Andbe Home, Dentistry, Optometry, DSNWK, LiveWell Norton
    • November
      • Leadership Education: Energize Others (KLC Competency)
      • Session Highlights: Education
      • Tours/Speakers: Panel of Principals, School Facilities, JAG-K Program, Libraries (NWKS Library System), AmeriCorps Program at Prairie Dog State Park, Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge
    • January 2022
      • Leadership Education: Intervene Skillfully (KLC Competency)
      • Session Highlights: Economic Diversity; Community Asset Mapping
      • Tours/Speakers: Mike Posson (NCCED), Nadine Sigle (K-State Research & Extension); Manufacturing Facilities, Correctional Facility
    • February
      • Leadership Education: Conflict Management (Facilitated by KARL)
      • Session Highlight: Agriculture
      • Tours/Speakers: Nelson Ag Companies, Supportive industries i.e. AgValley
    • March
      • Leadership Education: Strategic Doing (Facilitated by Betty Johnson)
      • Session Highlights: Project/Program organizing and planning; Volunteerism
      • Tours/Speakers: Tara Vance (NCCF), Rose Garrison (Ambassador Chair, Beautification Committee)
    • April
      • "Your Leadership Edge" Program at Kansas Leadership Center, 2-Day Session in Wichita
    • May
      • Reception
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  • Norton Highlights

    Sept. 2017: TRAVELING KANSAS is a local production from Smoky Hills Public Television that highlights communities, people and attractions across the state. This episode explores the past and present with a spotlight on the restoration of several historic buildings in Norton and the economic development efforts throughout the county.

    Watch Here

    Norton County Arts Council Updates! Click Here...


     

  • Member Spotlight

    Valley Hope of Norton (Founded in 1967) With a 50-year legacy of helping thousands of patients and families, Valley Hope is nationally-known as a trusted provider of addiction treatment and recovery support. Founded in Norton in 1967, Valley Hope provides patient-centered, compassionate treatment to people and families impacted by drug and alcohol addiction. Valley Hope’s residential treatment program includes safe, medically-monitored detoxification from drugs and alcohol, healing therapies, addiction education, family care, relapse prevention planning and long-term recovery strategies. If you or someone you know is struggling with drugs or alcohol, get help 24/7 by calling for a free, confidential assessment. Learn more about addiction, treatment and recovery by calling 1-800-544-5101 or visit https://valleyhope.org

     

     

     

     

  • News Releases

  • Click here for the latest issue of the LENORA MERIDIAN 

    NORTON COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PRESS RELEASE

    PRAIRIE LAND ELECTRIC AWARDED $1.1 ML BASE GRANT PRESS RELEASE

    SBA ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOANS FOR KANSAS SMALL BUSINESS PRESS RELEASE

    NCCF FEBRUARY GRANTS PRESS RELEASE

    KELLER LEOPOLD INSURANCE/ASSURANCE PARTNERS MERGER BECOMES IRON INSURANCE PARTNERS PRESS RELEASE

    AMERICAN PICKERS TO FILM IN KANSAS! PRESS RELEASE

    HUMANITIES KANSAS PRESENTATION EXPLORES KANSAS FOLKTALES NEWS RELEASE

    PRESS RELEASE SCHMIDT FOUNDATION PROJECT PATHWAY: OPTIONS

    K-STATE RESEARCH AND EXTENSION: Announces Eight 'Communities of Excellence' Across State

    NORTON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION:New Field of Interest Fund for Almena

    HOUSING PRESS RELEASE: Norton City/County Economic Development Announces Fresh. New. Norton County Housing Program

    MEDIA RELEASE: Norton County Community Foundation Announces the “Norton County Endowment for the Arts”