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Apply Today: Leadership East Kentucky

Apply Today: Leadership East Kentucky

Leadership East Kentucky (LEK) is a regional leadership training and development organization, serving residents throughout Eastern Kentucky.  Operating in our 16th year of programming, LEK is now directed by Eastern Kentucky University at the Manchester Regional Campus.  Leadership East Kentucky has met in different communities throughout the region and has been hosted by over 50 different communities since 1999.

The goals of LEK are:

1.     To provide opportunities for individuals to enhance their leadership skills.

2.     To enable individuals to become more familiar with eastern Kentucky.

3.     To build a leadership network within the region.

Leadership East Kentucky’s Executive Director is Terry Gray, who oversees EKU’s regional campus efforts in the East Region.  Gray believes Leadership East Kentucky is a program that is vital to the future of East Kentucky, growing leaders who, in turn, grow their communities.  Each year, LEK recruits a leadership class from throughout East Kentucky and from diverse fields of interest, including business & industry, education, government, non-profits, religion, arts & culture, grassroots organizations and others.  Topics for the sessions may include education, health, economic development, justice, governance, our youth, and other topics. In addition, we provide training in various skills, including collaboration, working in teams, asset based planning, visioning and leadership skills.

We are in the process of taking applications for our 2015 leadership class.  The LEK application is now available for you to download at  Dates for our 2015 sessions are:

June 9, July 14. Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8 with classes meeting 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Published on March 19, 2015

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