Leadership Manhattan

Leadership Manhattan Class 2019

2019 Leadership Manhattan Class photo, first-day sessions.

Nominations for the 2020 Class are now open.  If you would like additional information please join us for informational sessions on September 9 at noon or September 12 at 5:30 pm.

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 2020 Class Schedule



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OrientationJanuary 14

State Government - TopekaFebruary 5 and 6
Local GovernmentFebruary 18

Community AwarenessMarch 3

EducationMarch 24

Civic Engagement - Community Awareness

Development and Industry

April 7

April 21

Graduation LuncheonFirst week of MayTrust Company