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Quick FAQ

Classes limited to 20

Must live in Sumner County KS

Program tuition is $175

Program is 8 sessions long

Does include an overnight trip to Topeka

Must submit application to be considered

Q: Who can be a class member?

 Sumner County Leadership Initiative is open to all adult community participants of greater Sumner County.  Nomination is not required, but suggestions are appreciated.  Class size is limited to 20.

Q: How do I apply and what is the cost to participate?

Potential participants must submit an application to the Sumner County Leadership Initiative by September 15, 2021.  Program tuition is $175 per person, which covers all expenses such as materials, meals, travel and lodging, and other supplies.  Limited scholarships are available; more information is available upon request.   Tuition is due prior to the first class in October and payable to Sumner County Economic Development Commission.

Q: What does SCLI require from program participants?
  • The program consists of 8 classroom and community information sessions, which includes an overnight trip to the State Capitol in Topeka in February.  The program kicks off with a meet-and-greet and concludes with a graduation celebration in May.  For specific dates, see the program schedule box.  Participants are expected to attend all sessions, as each session builds on the lessons learned in the prior session. 

  • Class members will select a personal adaptive challenge to work on during the class time. Members will share their progress on the challenge at the last class sessions.


Q: Who do I contact for more information?

Program applications are available from the Sumner County Economic Development Commission office.  Electronic applications are also available online at the SCLI website. For more information about the SCLI program, contact or call 620-326-8779. 


Q: What are the class dates?

October 6, November 3, December 1, 2021; January 5, February TBD, March 2, April 6, May 4, 2022.

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