Leadership Manhattan

Leadership Manhattan 20172017 Leadership Manhattan Class on the first day of class. Leadership Manhattan is primarily underwritten by 90 investors who have made financial commitments to Advantage Manhattan. Contact Sharla Meisenheimer for more information.


  • Identify potential business and community leaders, motivate them to become part of Leadership Manhattan
  • Provide these leaders with an awareness of the issues and opportunities facing the community
  • Expand and sharpen leadership skills and techniques
  • Facilitate ongoing communication and engagement among emerging and established leaders within the community
  • Encourage these trained and informed leaders to increase their involvement in local community affairs by matching skills and interests to existing goals


  • Increased source of quality leaders for the Manhattan area
  • Access to quality leadership training program that benefits participants, their employers and community
  • Assist potential leaders to develop, match their skills and interests with needs of the community
  • Improved communications network among civic, business, social and educational leaders
  • Leadership base with broadened perspective to more effectively guide the community into its future
Leadership Manhattan 2018 Program Year
Session 1 - Jan. 11
Title: Orientation and Goals
Leadership Topic: Team Development and StrengthsQuest
Session Location: Meadowlark Hills

Session 2 - Jan. 12
Title: Ft. Riley/Change Leadership
Leadership Topic: Adaptive Leadership
Session Location: Fort Riley and TBD

Session 3 - Feb. 7-8
Title: State & Local Government
Leadership Topic: Leadership through Local and State Government/Making Change
Session Location: Manhattan City Hall; Manhattan Main Fire House; Capitol Building, Topeka
*This session has an overnight in Topeka

Session 4 - March 8
Title: Economic Development
Leadership Topic: Leadership Coaching/Local Business Leadership
Session Location: CivicPlus
K-State Leadership Seminar – Free to Leadership Manhattan class members, but not required
2018 date to be announced, K-State Union

Session 5 - April 5
Title: Civic Leadership
Leadership Topic: Civic Leadership
Session Location: Kansas Farm Bureau

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