Leadership Lawrence Class Session Info

KU students are invited by LL to fully participate in one class session of their choice! Leadership Lawrence class sessions happen monthly from October through April of the following year.  Each day long class session covers a specific topic of community interest. Classes happen monthly from 7:15 AM- 5:30 PM. Here are the class sessions for which you may apply:

Economic Development Day – March 30, 2017
  • You will gain knowledge of the economic opportunities and challenges in Lawrence and Douglas County.
  • Evaluate how Education, Arts, Media, Social Services, Health Care, Civic Involvement, Government and Business impact and are impacted by economic development in Lawrence and Douglas County.
  • Identity the various tools available in the economic development arena.
  • Determine the fiscal impact of incentives to the stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of the competitive nature of the recruitment and expansion process.
  • Understand the three legs of economic development in Lawrence and Douglas County: Recruitment, Retention/Expansion and Entrepreneurship.
  • Define the difference between primary and secondary jobs.
  • Understand why a diversity of jobs is critical to a community’s economic health.
  • Develop an understanding of the variety of businesses in the community and the importance of buying local.
  • Understand the bio-science initiatives of KU, Lawrence and Douglas County.
  • Recognize that people effective at exercising leadership intervene in a manner that engages people across factions in a collaborative and inclusive way.
  • Review: Acknowledge the loss; Working across factions; Multiple interpretations
  • Concepts: Inspire a collective purpose and hold to purpose
Civic Responsibility Day – April 13, 2017
  • You will gain knowledge of the Civic Involvement opportunities and challenges in Lawrence and Douglas County.
  • Identify the economic impact Civic Involvement has on Lawrence and Douglas County.
  • Demonstrate and understanding of how to get involved in a variety of community service activities in Lawrence and Douglas County.
  • Participate in a service project as a class or in small groups.
  • Receive training on how to be an effective board member.
  • Review: Speak from the heart; Take care of yourself
  • Concepts: Act Experimentally; Experiment beyond your comfort zone; Give the work back; Identify who needs to do the work

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