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 Kansas Environmental Leadership Program (KELP)

The Class of 2012, Kansas Environmental Leadership Program (KELP) has begun. This is the twelfth class since 1999. More than 240 local leaders throughout Kansas have participated in the program, with 16 in the Class of 2012.

Emphasis is placed on including representatives from all facets of Kansas life: agriculture, industry, government, and both urban and rural communities. K-State Research and Extension agents are asked to nominate producers who will be future agricultural leaders and who will benefit from leadership and environmental awareness. Participation by two citizens from the same area is especially encouraged. For example, a county or district agent could attend with a local producer, landowner, or governmental official. Watershed Protection and Restoration Strategy (WRAPS) project team members will also benefit from the KELP experience.

KELP focuses on training participants in leadership skills and in water-related issues. Five three-day sessions are held, with the first session in February and the final session in October.  




For more information, please contact the KELP Coordinator, Brandi Nelson, at 785-532-3828.


Top Ten Reasons to Attend the KELP Training

  1. Development opportunity for Stakeholder Leadership Teams
  2. Enhance your leadership skills.
  3. Increase your effectiveness in your job and in your community.
  4. Learn about the water resources and water related issues of Kansas.
  5. Pick up new tools and techniques for effectively leading groups.
  6. Share ideas with other leaders.
  7. Learn how to inspire people and move organizations and communities forward.
  8. Leave a legacy by working for the improvement of quality of life for Kansas citizens.
  9. Ability to receive college/continuing education credits for KELP participation.
  10. Class of 2012 graduates will be recognized at the "Water and the Future of Kansas Conference" in October.

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