Leadership Training Sponsorship

McKinney Leadership Training Scholarship

The North Central Regional Planning Commission (NCRPC) encourages a culture of learning, leading and teaching. We are pleased to sponsor one individual each year to participate in the “Your Leadership Edge” training program offered by the Kansas Leadership Center in Wichita, KS.

The McKinney Leadership Training Scholarship covers the cost of attending the “Your Leadership Edge” training for an individual living and/or working in North Central Kansas (NCRPC 12-county service area) who has shown commitment to improving their community or work place. The award is named in honor of Doug McKinney, who was NCRPC Executive Director for 12 years and passionate about leadership during his 34-year tenure with the organization.

What it Covers

The North Central Regional Planning Commission will sponsor up to one (1) individual per fiscal year (April 1-March 31), pending the availability of funding. The award will cover the “Your Leadership Edge” course tuition, required texts, and reimbursement for up to 2 nights of lodging (if attending the training in person). If chosen, a code will be provided for the recipient to complete online KLC registration for the date of their choice. Visit the Kansas Leadership Center website for a list of available training dates. Receipts for reimbursement for lodging are due within 60 days of the training event.


  1. Recipient must live or work in the 12-county NCRPC service area. Preference will be given to those serving local government or non-profits and those who do not have the option of being sponsored by their employer.
  2. The Kansas Leadership Center requires that participants are 21 years of age or older.

How to Apply

Please note that applications are no longer being accepted for the 2023 fiscal year. The next opportunity to apply is anticipated after April 1, 2024, pending funding availability.


For questions, please contact the NCRPC Executive Director.