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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.

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    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





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