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Barnes Leadership Series


This 10-session course and coaching program gives participants the opportunity to learn key leadership skills from the Honorable Kay Barnes, former Kansas City, Missouri Mayor and Distinguished Professor for Public Leadership & Founding Director at the Center for Leadership at Park University.

This series covers a variety of leadership topics including change management, dealing with conflict and inherent contradictions in organizations, time and stress management and effective communication through technology.

Third Tuesday 11:30 am - 1 pm
Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
2555 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO
$499 for members only
2018-2019 Session begins July 17th.
Applications are due June 23rd.

If you are interested in applying please contact Josh Strodtman at

What people are saying

Lance Pierce

The Barnes Leadership Series has been extremely helpful in taking abstract leadership theory and teaching me how I can apply it in my daily life and workplace. The curriculum is dynamic and changes based on the needs and interests of the group. I would highly recommend this course for the corporate professional as well as the small business owner.

Bess Wallerstein Huff

The Barnes Leadership Series has been a valuable part of my leadership development. Through a hands-on approach, the Honorable Kay Barnes has provided helpful tools to me to better my communication skills, deal with conflict and recognize organizational systems in my every day interactions. Giving me the opportunity to better understand my personal strengths and weaknesses, the series provides a collaborative environment to learn and explore how best to deliver effective communication. Kay Barnes shares concepts and information in a thoughtful, accessible and fun way peppered with humor and personal experience.

Theresa Van Ackeren

I was thrilled to participate in the Barnes Leadership Series. I believe in life-long learning; and enjoyed every minute of this series. Ms. Barnes brings a lifetime of experience to her presentations and provides real-world examples to help drive home the leadership concepts. I highly recommend the series, for new leaders and those with experience. This series is a great way to practice skills we all need to keep up-to-date in today’s competitive business world.

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